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Re: Show your Mule

Postby Xplorer » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:55 am

OakTree wrote:...I want to know everything...
LOL...ME TOO brother!! :D

To answer your question specifically, from one pic to the next I epoxied the parts together and drilled the pin holes.

One of these days I'll do a video, I just haven't had the time to put one together lately. I put together a pretty complete photo description of the process for a different Mule back on page 54 of this thread. The materials are slightly different but the process is the same. Check it out and if you have more questions let me know. If you're interested in this stuff, I suggest you pick up a Mule and some materials and make yourself a handle. It's a fun project and quite satisfying to use a handle you made yourself. If you keep things simple and use one piece of material for the handle it's very easy. If you decide to do one yourself, I'd be willing to help you with advice and all of the little specific things you'll want to know for each step along the way.

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Chad
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Re: Show your Mule

Postby OakTree » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:40 pm

Xplorer wrote: LOL...ME TOO brother!! :D

To answer your question specifically, from one pic to the next I epoxied the parts together and drilled the pin holes.

One of these days I'll do a video, I just haven't had the time to put one together lately. I put together a pretty complete photo description of the process for a different Mule back on page 54 of this thread. The materials are slightly different but the process is the same. Check it out and if you have more questions let me know. If you're interested in this stuff, I suggest you pick up a Mule and some materials and make yourself a handle. It's a fun project and quite satisfying to use a handle you made yourself. If you keep things simple and use one piece of material for the handle it's very easy. If you decide to do one yourself, I'd be willing to help you with advice and all of the little specific things you'll want to know for each step along the way.

Best regards,

Chad
I made an Oak handle for a knife that I ground out of a piece of steel that I had laying around. I have no idea what kind of steel it is. The handle looks like you'd expect a handle made by someone who has never made a handle before to look. I'll take a picture of it when I get home.
I also started to make an Oak handle for my Delica. Then I took the Delica apart and said to my self "hell no! the is no way I'll be able to fit those components in my handle".

Still, I look at the handles that some of you guys made and I really get an itch to try again.

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Re: Show your Mule

Postby 425KRS » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:51 pm

Here are some mules including a pretty rare one. I am missing two at the moment (#2 and #4, see signature!). Once I get them all, I might put handles on them and find some way to display them, maybe a wall mount or something. Not sure yet, will decide once I complete the collection. Until then, I'll just keep in the boxes.

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Re: Show your Mule

Postby jabba359 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:26 am

425KRS wrote:Here are some mules including a pretty rare one.
Nice collection! I'm missing a couple Mules as well and doubt I'll ever get that elusive 204P one. I've also considered making some sort of display as well, though I need to make handles for all of them first.

Just an FYI, it's against forum rules to post WTB notices, even if they're only in your signature. There are other forums (bladeforums.com) and several Facebook groups where you can ask for people to sell you knives.
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Re: Show your Mule

Postby Xplorer » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:57 am

425KRS wrote:Here are some mules including a pretty rare one.
That's an impressive Mule collection! Congrats on the 204P model :) .
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Re: Show your Mule

Postby 425KRS » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:31 pm

Xplorer wrote:
425KRS wrote:Here are some mules including a pretty rare one.
That's an impressive Mule collection! Congrats on the 204P model :) .
Thank you! I just picked up the MT02P mule yesterday, so I am down to just missing one now.
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Re: Show your Mule

Postby mrtodd777 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:10 am

ImageUntitled by Todd Crawford, on Flickr

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Thanks again SFNative!

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Re: Show your Mule

Postby 425KRS » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:14 am

New mule team blade coming out April 12th!
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Re: Show your Mule

Postby Douglas » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:21 pm

This is not a new mule team blade.

MT11(M390) with a bit of surgery.

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Re: Show your Mule

Postby DougB2 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:44 pm

First Mule I've done in a few years. We moved and it took way too long to get the garage set up so I could work. The Mule is M390, and this is the third try with this one. These scales are G11 Garolite and olive drab G10. The pins are white G10. I think the halos around the pins were the result of drilling the holes too fast. Nice to get back to working on knives again!
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Re: Show your Mule

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Re: Show your Mule

Postby shawnschmid » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:09 pm

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This is an LC200N steel..MT..25 is it? I've gotten a couple recently. I also love the I think MY22, RW34 steel! I'll see if it lets me post. (File was too large)
This LC200N is adorned with a sweet set of 3D cocobolo scales I got from Halpern Titanium. I like it a lot, clips tightly into the Boltaron sheath, and it's keeping a scary sharp edge on it!
Thanks for the add. This is the first picture I've posted to the forum.
My edc is a PM2, with black S30V partially serrated blade,and G10 Camo scales, and I love it.

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Re: Show your Mule

Postby shawnschmid » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:21 pm

RWL34 steel
I love it so far--sharp as a razor
Halpern Titanium scales from the flat scales/not 3D section for MT handle options. This type is called Silver Twill, looks a little like carbon fiber to me. I really like it, clips nicely into a Spyderco Boltaron sheath. I foresee years of of good usage for this tool!
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Re: Show your Mule

Postby seamusshea » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:51 pm

My first attempts at custom handles for my mules. Maxamet in blue g10 and Lc200n in olivewood.
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Re: Show your Mule

Postby Xplorer » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:54 am

seamusshea wrote:My first attempts at custom handles for my mules.....
Congrats on your 2 custom Mule handles! Nice work. I like the double liners on the blue G10 handle. :) I'm curious..did you finish the olivewood with anything or is it just shiny from polishing?

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Re: Show your Mule

Postby xceptnl » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:40 pm

Douglas wrote:This is not a new mule team blade.

MT11(M390) with a bit of surgery.

[edit: working pictures, hopefully]

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This is a very inspired design.
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Re: Show your Mule

Postby SpyderScout » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:08 am

Modded MicroMelt Mule

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Scales are homemade linen micarta

In the wild

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Re: Show your Mule

Postby terry mc » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:46 pm

So I am a new member here.
I just bought my first Mule Team.
I just received an MT26 with A11.
I love the fact that Spyderco has provided so many excellent steels for this knife.

So not only is this my first MT it is also the first knife I am doing a handle for.

So in my personal fashion I am going all in.
I tend to jump in the deep end and this one is no exception.

I will be doing Shokwood it is called #1 Not a Color Way.
It is Buckeye Burl with mostly black and some blue resin.
I am also doing medalions and a lanyard hole in brass.

I will be taking it slow as I can be a perfectionist and I am not happy when
I make mistakes.

Look forward to sharing when it is done.

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Re: Show your Mule

Postby terry mc » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:25 pm

I received the Shokwood today along with the other supplies.
Here is a rough layout of the scales.
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