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hom76
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Postby hom76 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:14 am

Thanks Jack! I really like the grooved CF scales from Cuscadi.



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Postby BronislovasLTU » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:41 am

It looks amazing!

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Postby phillipsted » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:26 am

This is another UKPK which has been sitting on my bench for a while and finally got finished this weekend. This blade came to me as part of a trade and was a user with a few miles on it. I bought a nice block of heavily figured Afzelia Lay at the Blade Show and decided to try it out. Afzelia is a moderately hard and dense wood and this piece isn't stabilized - to be honest, I wasn't sure if the wood was strong enough to act as a structural part of the unlined UKPK. During finishing, I actually broke one of the scales. It turns out that the wood, while hard and dense, is relatively brittle. I went ahead and cut a replacement scale and finished the project because I really like the look of the figure in the wood. Once the knife is assembled, the scales are strong enough to stand up to EDC use. Afzelia also has a reputation for chipping and tear out because of its open interlocking grain. Fortunately, it didn't present any problems during shaping, drilling, or finishing.

The scales are sanded out to 1200 grit. Four coats of a wood sealer/filler was applied, followed by two thin coats of TruOil and a topping of Ren Wax. I wanted to keep some of the grain exposed because I like the character of the wood - otherwise, I would have wet sanded the first coat of the wood sealer.

Cheers!
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Postby Ned » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:01 pm

Cool mods guys, I love this thread so bump!
:spyder: C101PBL2, C54GPBN, C154PBK, MGREP, JGGYP, C75P3, C36TIP, C113GPGY, C127GPOR, C85GPBL, C11SBK, C10SBK, C11TR, C10TR, C28S (Wharncliffe mod), C11TIPD, C12GS, FB15P, C110GPBL, C85GP2, C141CFP, FB14P3Z, C123GPBL, C88PYL, KO4PBK, C105BMP

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places...Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God." Ephesians 6:12-13

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Postby Dept_13 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:49 am

Hello!
Today finished work on the Delica.
canvas mikarta + carbon ...

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Postby Jazz » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:51 am

Wow, I've been away for a few days and missed a lot. I love the grooved carbon fiber, especially the Pingo. Ted's newest wood mod is beautiful, of course. The micarta Delica is awesome! Nice job, Dept 13, and welcome to the forum.
- best wishes, Jazz.

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Postby Holland » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:07 am

Welcome to the forums dept 13! Amazing work done there
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Postby Dept_13 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:55 am

Thank you!

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Postby Ned » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:50 pm

So I was really disappointed in the way my Caly 3 was taking a patina, it was developing some very unattractive tones...very dull grey with large dark spots. I decided to go shiny! :)
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:spyder: C101PBL2, C54GPBN, C154PBK, MGREP, JGGYP, C75P3, C36TIP, C113GPGY, C127GPOR, C85GPBL, C11SBK, C10SBK, C11TR, C10TR, C28S (Wharncliffe mod), C11TIPD, C12GS, FB15P, C110GPBL, C85GP2, C141CFP, FB14P3Z, C123GPBL, C88PYL, KO4PBK, C105BMP

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places...Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God." Ephesians 6:12-13

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Postby jackknifeh » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:41 pm

Ned wrote:So I was really disappointed in the way my Caly 3 was taking a patina, it was developing some very unattractive tones...very dull grey with large dark spots. I decided to go shiny! :)
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Beautiful. How did you get what you printed on your blade to reflect off the paper. :) Some of the print on the blade is clearer than what is on the paper. :D


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Postby xceptnl » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:46 pm

Ned wrote:So I was really disappointed in the way my Caly 3 was taking a patina, it was developing some very unattractive tones...very dull grey with large dark spots. I decided to go shiny! :)
This can happen. Have no fear. Mine went from shiny to patina to shiny to patina to shiny and finally I got a patina I loved. The higher the polish on the blade, the slower the patina will develop the second time.
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Postby Liquid Cobra » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:20 pm

How do you guys get this shiny result?????
Most recently acquired: Paramilitary 2 Tanto, YoJUMBO, Swayback, Siren, DLC Yojimbo 2, Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
Grail Paramilitary 2 M390 X 2! ACHIEVED!!

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Postby Ned » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:49 am

600 grit silicon carbide paper, then 1500 grit paper, then grey buffing compound, then green buffing compound...lots of elbow grease..then shiny!
:spyder: C101PBL2, C54GPBN, C154PBK, MGREP, JGGYP, C75P3, C36TIP, C113GPGY, C127GPOR, C85GPBL, C11SBK, C10SBK, C11TR, C10TR, C28S (Wharncliffe mod), C11TIPD, C12GS, FB15P, C110GPBL, C85GP2, C141CFP, FB14P3Z, C123GPBL, C88PYL, KO4PBK, C105BMP

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places...Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God." Ephesians 6:12-13

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Postby jackknifeh » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:46 am

Liquid Cobra wrote:How do you guys get this shiny result?????
Ned wrote:600 grit silicon carbide paper, then 1500 grit paper, then grey buffing compound, then green buffing compound...lots of elbow grease..then shiny!

I pay Ned to work on any knife I mod then I claim I did it. :) Just don't tell anyone. :D

One thing I've noticed when polishing a blade to get a mirror finish on either the edge bevel or the entire blade is that I wouldn't have really considered it "polishing". Not "polishing" as I've always understood it anyway. All I ever do really is smooth the steel by using finer and finer grit abrasives. One thing I normally do on a blade that I don't do on the bevel is I use a Dremel with a stropping compound or spray on a felt wheel. I've never used a metal polish like Flitz. For those of you who have used Flitz or any product that is advertised and sold as a polish, is it really an abrasive like the really fine grit stropping diamond sprays or something like that? Or is a metal polish a different type of product?


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Postby NoFair » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:22 am

Deflipped my Domino, never used it and it was annoying when closing the knife..
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Postby Evil D » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:28 am

NoFair wrote:Deflipped my Domino, never used it and it was annoying when closing the knife..
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:eek: you neutered it!
SHARPEN IT LIKE YOU LOVE IT, USE IT LIKE YOU HATE IT
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Postby NoFair » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:51 am

He is happier now ;)

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Postby Jazz » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:26 am

Now that is a worthwhile mod, NoFair!
- best wishes, Jazz.

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Postby Diabelek » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:04 pm

Stretch stop pin

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Postby Ned » Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:11 pm

Interesting mod on that stretch..how does it look put together?
:spyder: C101PBL2, C54GPBN, C154PBK, MGREP, JGGYP, C75P3, C36TIP, C113GPGY, C127GPOR, C85GPBL, C11SBK, C10SBK, C11TR, C10TR, C28S (Wharncliffe mod), C11TIPD, C12GS, FB15P, C110GPBL, C85GP2, C141CFP, FB14P3Z, C123GPBL, C88PYL, KO4PBK, C105BMP

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places...Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God." Ephesians 6:12-13


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