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MadRookie
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Postby MadRookie » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:37 pm

Yep, a swedge just gives the Manix 2 a really sleek appearance - nice!

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Postby GoldenSpydie » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:56 am

MadRookie wrote:Yep, a swedge just gives the Manix 2 a really sleek appearance - nice!

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Thanks! And now it doesn't tear up my hand with the jimping, either.

You guys do some great work! :)

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Postby Jazz » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:42 am

Rookie and Golden - I really like both your Manixes with the swedge. If I ever get a 110V, I'll probably copy y'all.
- best wishes, Jazz.

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Postby MadRookie » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:01 am

Love it!!

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Sadly, this PM2 Sprint will be going to the market soon, as I do not carry it anymore, thx to my Native 5 & Manix 2.....GB regrind, swedge, strengthened tip, flattened belly & polished pivots & washers.
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Postby hom76 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:27 am

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Postby phillipsted » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:03 am

Here's a set of scales for the Squeak I finished last night. This is a delightful knife to work on - as is the Pingo. The construction of these Maniago knives is simple and direct - and the result is a very compact and strong tool. Nicely done, Sal!

I found a block of stabilized marblewood a few weeks back. I've been wanting to work with this wood for a while. It has a very coarse grain that is sometimes interlocked, plus it is very dense and has a noticeable blunting effect on tools. HOWEVER, when it is stabilized, the coarse grain becomes a non-issue and the wood turns solid and strong. Its a joy to work on. Case in point: these scales are sanded out to just 800-grit and finished only a rubbing of Renaissance Wax. No topcoat at all.

And for those of you who might be wondering - I don't own 50 Squeaks. :cool: I'm just a hobbyist, so I bought a handful when they were on sale at an online retailer a while back ($15!) and rotate them. I keep one "sacrificial" Squeak on my bench to use as a construction mule. I build and shape the knife using the Mule (which gets quite scratched up and the scales have registration holes and glue residue). When the scales are finished, I then mount the them on one of the other knives. This way I can build my skills without spending a small fortune. Fun stuff!

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Postby xceptnl » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:04 am

Ted, those scales look terrific. All of your work appears to meet the highest standards. Any possibility of a group shot of all your custom jobs?
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Postby Donut » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:12 pm

I believe I've read Ted saying that he gives them away as gifts. I've seen him do mods to many of the same models.

It could be unlikely that you'll see many of his customs together at one time.
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Postby phillipsted » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:22 pm

Thanks for the compliment, X. And Donut is right, I've given a lot away to friends and family - and traded away a few for other knives... But I've kept a few in a display case in my office. I'll see if I can take some pics of the ones I have left.

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Postby paladin » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:15 pm

Ted that silky oak looks stunning, but my favorite part is the fore-ward radius near the blade when the endgrain looks like laminated G10 or even fancy plywood...top drawer, old chap, top drawer :)
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Postby MadRookie » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:28 pm

Ted, your scale work is truly awesome!

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Postby jmh58 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:49 am

MadRookie wrote:Ted, your scale work is truly awesome!

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Yes it is!! John
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Postby gawzir » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:34 pm

MadRookie, who did the regrinds on your knives in post 2091?

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Postby MadRookie » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:53 pm

Gareth Bull from South Africa.

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Postby gawzir » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:56 pm

MadRookie wrote:Gareth Bull from South Africa.

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Thank you. I'm thinking of getting regrinds on some of my knives; are his prices and turnaround reasonable?

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Postby MadRookie » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:29 pm

Yes, and living around the corner from him is a bonus.

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Postby BronislovasLTU » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:15 am

Carbon Tenacious. Not perfect, but first try.

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Postby kirilpetkov » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:50 am

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Perfect First

Postby LC Kid » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:13 pm

Hi Bronislovas!


[quote="BronislovasLTU"]Carbon Tenacious. Not perfect, but first try.[/quote]


Handsome Tenacious![/font]
:cool: Looks very perfect for a first try to me.
Stay Sharp!

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Postby phillipsted » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:19 pm

BronislovasLTU wrote:Carbon Tenacious. Not perfect, but first try.

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Nice work! I like the way you rounded the edges of the CF. How did you find CF to work with? It can generate some nasty dust that isn't good for your health...

TedP


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