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    Default A fixed blade i made>

    I need to work on my drawing, cleanliness, knife making, soldering.....geezz! I dont have time to post! just kidding it is nice for this to just be a hobby these days. its great to be doing somthing. Next trip to the rig im takein Sams scroll video with me so Ill work on my drawing on there time
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    slow down and go faster!!!

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    Tell us about the Rig job.

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    Its a pretty neat gig, I got on the drill ship in singapore in febuary of 2011 and did 28 days on 28 off untill it got to the gulf. Now it 21 days on 21 off. I had to git my 6g pipe welding cert. The idea was I can go there and "make a living" then come home and make things only now I dont have to sell my goods to "keep the lights on" so to speak. I hope to hone my fabrication and engraving skills over the next 5 to 8 years. It is my dream to buy a beach house in some tourist trap location and retire to a small retail store making/engraving goods to sell local and ship mailorder at that time. It is the first time I had had a job other than making bits and spurs since about 1995. The problem with the business i had built is that the price point my clientel (dealers) had functioned at did not allow me to put much time on each peice. It bothered my because i wanted to do better work but the fiancial staying power just wasnt there. Anywhoo heres a picture of the little boat I weld on.
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    slow down and go faster!!!

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    I like that.

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    Griff, I admire your ethics. When I was trying to do silver work back in the late 70's and early 80"s prices were so low that I gave away my work to appreciative people rather than sell at prices offered. I was working an outside gig anyway-Fred
    Want to learn to engrave, "cut an inch a Day every Day" Jim Small
    Fred Marrinan

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    Nice work Wes! And I like the hell out of your long range plan

    Stewart

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    What steel did you use for the blade? And what handle material? Always fun to see other knifemakers here.

    I like the engraving, well done, makes me want to practise more

    Good knife, but I personally think this knife has a bit angular look to it, which is not my cup of tea. And the finish on the blade between the finger guard and edge looks like it could use some more work.

    Any pictures of the sheath?
    //DQ
    "I devour the five lands and drain the three seas. Yet, only the sky is impossible to reach. With this body lacking wings, hands or legs."

    "I am the world serpent. My name is Jörmungandr."

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    Thanks bronc, hopefully my hitches will fall where I can come to the next confrence. Looking forward to submitting a peice to get juried. Jormungander; the blade is 440c stainless, the handle material is california buckeye, bolisters are nickle silver. I learned a lot on this one, building knives isnt my thing but Id like to git good at it> I think Im gonna need some different equipment. I am however discouraged I put it on ebay and not much intrest.......perhaps I priced it to high!?
    slow down and go faster!!!

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    I thought you did a nice job grinding the blade.

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    Tell us how you grind your blades.

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