Recent Work

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:03 pm

Thx guys. Shop is always open...there might be a fridge on the other side of the shop with cold beverages....for after work!

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Thu May 03, 2018 2:03 pm

Here are some knives nearing completion that will be available for purchase soon. From the top down: 245mm KS style gyuto with ebony and nickel-silver handle, 180mm nakiri with a royal palm handle, and a 155mm tall petty with a redwood burl handle. The blades are 52100 carbon steel at 62/3HRC.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Wed May 09, 2018 11:11 am

Here are a couple of tall petty's (approx 36-37mm tall) that are shipping out today. Both are 52100 carbon steel at 62HRC. The top knife with the K-tip is 160mm and has a dyed and stabilized buckeye burl handle with buffalo horn and nickel-silver accents. The bottom knife is 150mm and has a dyed and stabilized maple burl handle with horn and nickel-silver accents.

Made a mistake in the original posting....the top saya is Indian ebony and the bottom is East Indian rosewood.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:49 am

I've been busy out of the shop for the past few weeks and a little slack on posting, but here are a couple of projects that I'm wrapping up.

3 sayas and one custom handle. The handle is on an Anryu 240mm hammered gyuto, the 2 other sayas are for Takaeda's.
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2 more sayas for a Moritaka and an Anryu.
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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:38 am

The finished sayas....top is Granadillo and bottom is Wenge.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by milkbaby » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:24 am

Great looking work as always!

What finish are you using on the sayas?

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:27 am

milkbaby wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:24 am
Great looking work as always!

What finish are you using on the sayas?
Thx buddy....TruOil is my go to finish, usually 5-8 coats depending on the wood. On the Wenge, I applied several coats of CA to fill grain and micro cracks, then TruOil.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Jeff B » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:50 pm

Well Carter...your work is looking pretty subpar, might be time to retire. :P
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Re: Recent Work

Post by btbyrd » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:38 pm

Here are some glamour shots of my Anryu 240 with handle/saya from Carter.

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And the Takeda sayas.

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Beautiful work.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:05 pm

Here are 4 knives on the bench this week, a western handle 185mm Funayuki, a 180mm Nakiri, and two 130mm tall Pettys.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:39 pm

This is how tough my blades are...I was trying to mark one of the Petty's in the photo above....I used a hardened steel and a carbide tipped punch, both tips broke off and I was just using a very small 5oz tack hammer to strike the punches with.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by ChefKnivesToGo » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:27 pm

Hi Carter,

I would love to sell a couple knives for you at some point. ;)
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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:39 am

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:27 pm
Hi Carter,

I would love to sell a couple knives for you at some point. ;)
Thanks Mark....will reach out to you offline.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:04 pm

A couple of 130mm pettys in 52100. Handles are dyed maple burl and snakewood.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:17 pm

This is a western handled 180mm funayuki in 52100 carbon steel. The handle is Oregon maple that has been dyed and stabilized, the bolster and pins are nickel-silver. The saya is Indian ebony with a knurled nickel-silver pin.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:26 pm

Knuckle vs 36 grit ceramic belt.....about .5 nano second contact. Just one of many...fortunately they are less common now, but every now and then the grinder bites. I'm like the dad in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", I spray some Windex on it and wrap it with a shop towel and blue tape....good to go!

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Bluenoser87 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:01 pm

Ouch

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Jeff B » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:32 pm

Uh, leather gloves maybe....
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Re: Recent Work

Post by Ut_ron » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:45 pm

No it doesn’t take long at all.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:08 pm

Jeff B wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:32 pm
Uh, leather gloves maybe....
I don't like wearing gloves for safety reasons, not the that knife grinder is too dangerous for a gloved hand like some of the other machines....but still. The other reason for no gloves is to be able to feel the heat build up in the blade, this is important after heat treating and tempering.

I actually was not grinding when this happened, I was clearing out a big steel "dust bunny" in my dust collection hose right beneath the grinder.....when I pulled my hand out, I hit the lower contact wheel on the flat platen attachment.....one of those deals where I was not paying full attention, because I was not using the grinder per se.

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