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    I posted a picture of three knives I made last weekend.
    The handles are Curly Maple, Monkey wood, and Maple burl.
    They are small 1 inch blades. I have 16 more in various stages of completion.

    I am also nearly finished with the kitchen remodeling.

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    Great knives, Rick! That bottom one looks like a perfect fit, I really like the looks of the handle on it. Are you as good at remodeling as you are at making knives?? Callynne
    http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumList?u=4055528

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    • #3
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      Almost as good, but not nearly as fast.

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        Hi Rick...the knives look really good! How did you manage to make 3 in one day? What did you use for the blades?

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          Making three in one day is not a problem if I get free time to work on them.
          I use 3/16 diameter O1 tool steel dowel for small knives, it is pretty inexpensive and can be worked with a propane torch.

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            Hey Rick, saw the pictures of your knives. They look good.
            Where do you get the 3/16 diameter o1 tool steel dowel from?
            Can you get get this at home centers ? This is something I have been wanting to do for a while. Any info would be helpful.





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            • #7
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              Salty,
              I buy mine at a company in Kent, Washington called Summerville Steel.
              Address:
              7010 S. 188 th St.
              Kent, WA 98031

              Phone:
              (800) 552-5030

              Fax:
              (425) 251-5993


              The steel dowel sold at hardware stores are usually not high carbon steel.

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              • #8
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                hey rick
                great knives! i really like the handles .
                GOOD JOB!

                papa

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                • #9
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                  Rick,
                  thanks for the info on the tool dowels. I will have to check
                  that out.
                  thanks,
                  salty

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                  • #10
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                    PaPa,
                    Thanks, I like using a variety of woods; I just cut out 25 spalted madrona handles.
                    I bought a pickup load of Quilted, Fiddleback, and Burl maple last month. I am drying it in my garage, should be ready by the end of summer.

                    Need to get the garage cleared out soon, I have a shipment of Minnisota basswood coming and need room to get it cut and planed.

                    It should be a nice summer, I don't have another show until August. Perhaps I can get some work done around the house.

                    I did finish the kitchen floor this last weekend, it actually turned out pretty nice.

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                    • #11
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                      did you do the floor in hard wood or tile?

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                      • #12
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                        Put down tile, it looks like slate; last time I layed tile was 26 years ago.

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