2018 Customs and WIP stuff

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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:21 pm

I finally got my batch o blades back from Peters , so ill be cranking stuff out each week or two. I still have a few separate blades i send elsewhere that have yet to come back.
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by Jeff B » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:51 pm

Love checking out your work, keep'em coming!
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:11 am

Thank you Jeff! Good to see ya back on the forum :)
After this current round of custom knives I will be working on my own standard line of knives. So far I have the first prototype 250mm blade heat treated and ready to be finished up. I will offer that in a pass around. I am working on a 200mm size as well. Steel is bohler uddelholm 15n20, handles will be hard rock maple. This is stuff I will attempt to keep in stock and pricing is looking like its gonna be 1$ per blade mm.
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by Georgek » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:17 am

Excellent news Tim! Always looking forward to seeing more of your work! 😁

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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:19 am

Here is a "ghost cloud" pattern on some vtoku2 core. Managed to sneak this one in during the week. Now to finish the big 254mm x 54mm nitro V blade this weekend :) bog oak, buckeye, big ol mono steel blade...its gonna be sweeet.
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by AlbuquerqueDan » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:10 am

timos wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:19 am
Here is a "ghost cloud" pattern on some vtoku2 core. Managed to sneak this one in during the week. Now to finish the big 254mm x 54mm nitro V blade this weekend :) bog oak, buckeye, big ol mono steel blade...its gonna be sweeet.
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Wow, Tim. That ghost cloud looks stunning. Fantastic work!

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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by ButlerHoosierChef » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:35 am

Wow Tim that ghost cloud looks amazing. You are doing some fine work! Hope to be able to get one of your knives someday! Keep up the good work!

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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by Robstreperous » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:54 am

Nice! Can't wait to see what's next.

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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:51 am

Finishing up a few customs and getting ready for the Mystic, CT knife show.
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by milkbaby » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:16 am

I always watch your stuff on Instagram and am always inspired! Looking great as usual!

Is that raindrop from Randy Jr or Hoss?

Have a great show!

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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by Jeff B » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:36 am

That...is...AWESOME! :shock:
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:20 am

Nitro-V hardened to RC63 in a 54mm x 254mm format. Handle is dove-wa style buckeye with ancient bog oak frame.
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handle detail and distal taper. This tip just ghosts through stuff.
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by Jeff B » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:09 pm

Love the profile Tim and that distal taper is....AWESOME! Beautiful full package. :ugeek:
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:49 pm

Thank you Jeff, its a really nice profile...sort of originated from the masamoto ks but a little taller...almost same profile as the passaround i did couple years back.

Here is another one I will have for display at the Mystic knife show end of this month. Going with Dove wa style bog oak frame, rosewood burl scales, and a musk ox spacer.
The blade is 52100 core stainless clad steel @ 270mm length. It is a commissioned piece for one of our very own here and the blade was heat treated by Carter :) Yes, he has 52100 steel dialed in very nicely.
For any knifemakers looking on, I brought the bevels to about .010 behind the edge and then lightly convexed to zero. The tip is wicked thin of course, the 52100 does a great job of supporting a thin edge too.
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by Jeff B » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:47 pm

We definitely need to see that one when finished. :ugeek:
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:00 am

Getting these ready for the Mystic show
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:56 am

Sneak peak at Dove Wa made of bog oak frame with rosewood burl scales and musk ox accents
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by Jeff B » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:32 pm

Oh hell...here we go! Can't wait to see this one Tim!
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Fri May 04, 2018 10:28 am

Here is a shot from last weekend and a couple others....
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the broken blade was a custom order that my client was letting me hold on to for the show...well there had been a hairline crack in the spine where the blade had been heated with a torch to straighten during heat treating....This has never happened to me in over 70 blades but i have seen pics of others. In any case, as I clamped the blade down to polish the handle i heard/felt a dreaded "pop".
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Here is some of my Nitro V assassin petty's that will be available soon. I will have some better pics soon.
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by Jeff B » Fri May 04, 2018 2:49 pm

Is the handle salvageable on the broken custom or is it epoxied to well to ever remove it intact?

And those petties look fantastic!
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