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    Quote Originally Posted by GamleT View Post
    *I understand that you're interested in how this is done? Much of the work performed on the CNC machine. 3 axis machine. Here are a few photos in the process:





    I'm more than eight years working on CNC machines, my master performs a variety of work. Knives - only a small part of what we do.
    That is a monarch presentation quality result...! FIT FOR A KING!

    Just superb detail and machining results! WOW!

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    GamleT - very nice stuff! Thanks for sharing.

    Ted - that UKPK is gorgeous. Smooth, simple lines. I'd carry that.
    - best wishes, Jazz.

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    Here is a modded Manix 2 that I traded for. No, I didn't do the work, but I thought it would fit better here than in the show your latest purchase thread.

    Micarta scales, stonewashed blade and clip, ceramic ball bearing. It looks better in person, as my photo skills are lacking.



    Time for another !

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    Nice handle on that Manix.
    - best wishes, Jazz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ourgon View Post
    Is that as grippy as it looks? By the way, it looks real nice.
    - best wishes, Jazz.

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    I'd say those Manix scales are machined, unless someone is extremely skilled at freehand because they look very symmetrical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil D View Post
    I'd say those Manix scales are machined, unless someone is extremely skilled at freehand because they look very symmetrical.
    I was thinking that too. They are perfectly symmetrical as far as I can tell.
    Time for another !

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    i love the skull handles... can you make them for a para2?
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    New project))). Almost the very beginning






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    Quote Originally Posted by GamleT View Post
    New project))). Almost the very beginning





    EXCELLENT. GREAT. Please keep us posted as the work progresses. I'd love to see how an artist accomplishes his work.

    Jack

    My EDC for a while. Stretch with carbon fiber handle, Chaparral 2, Dragonfly 2 with kirinite MOP handle, Manbug with bolster/red bone handle. Super blue/420J1 blades on all three (except Chaparral).

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    WOW!!!
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    Here's a new mod I just finished up. This is a Wharncliffe Urban with unstabilized bloodwood scales. I found the wood in a discard pile at my local specialty woods dealer. Bloodwood is very hard and dense, although less oily than rosewood and cocobolo - and gives the unlined Urban enough support to be stable. The final scales are a couple of grams lighter than the original G10. I cut the blanks to size with a coping saw, fitted them to the knife and finished/contoured them with files and sandpaper. For finishing, I used two coats of TruOil topped off by a buffing with Ren Wax.

    TedP








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    I really like Bloodwood.
    Here is one I did in 2004 with a section of deep red bloodwood. the tail section is RedHeart, much lighter in color.


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    Ted and rorotech, both are beautiful. Ted, I've noticed your countersinking is nice. What type bit do you use? I think mine have a 135° angle tip. I use the same bits to countersink as I do to drill the hole, just bigger of course. The accuracy I'll take the blame for. That's another thinv about your work. Accurare.

    Jack

    My EDC for a while. Stretch with carbon fiber handle, Chaparral 2, Dragonfly 2 with kirinite MOP handle, Manbug with bolster/red bone handle. Super blue/420J1 blades on all three (except Chaparral).

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    Very nice done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ourgon View Post
    What did you made? Sandblast?
    "The things you own end up owning you."
    Tyler, Fight Club

    My spyderco

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackknifeh View Post
    Ted and rorotech, both are beautiful. Ted, I've noticed your countersinking is nice. What type bit do you use? I think mine have a 135° angle tip. I use the same bits to countersink as I do to drill the hole, just bigger of course. The accuracy I'll take the blame for. That's another thinv about your work. Accurare.

    Jack
    Thanks, Jack!

    Actually, most of the holes in the Urban and UKPK are COUNTERBORES instead of countersinks. This means that they have a flat-bottom to the hole, not a sloped bottom - which allows the bolts to snug up tight against the scales. To do this, you need to get counterbore bits which are sized for your needs. For each hole, there is the "pilot" hole (which goes all the way through), and the larger "counterbore" which creates the concentric hole for the head of the bolt to fit into.

    For my workbench, I bought four or five counterbore bits with removeable pilot bits - and then bought a bunch of pilot bits. I can mix and match them to get the right sized holes for the knife I'm working on. The counterbore bits range in price, but most were in the $15 range, and the pilots are less than $5.



    Here are the measurements for a few knives I've been working on:

    URBAN

    Pivot and Clip hole: 5/32"
    Pivot and Clip counterbore: 1/4"
    Backspring hole: 9/64"
    Backspring counterbore: 11/64"
    Scale thickness: 1/8"

    UKPK G-10

    All three holes: 5/23"
    All counterbores: 1/4"
    Scale thickness: 1/8"

    CAT/CHICAGO G-10

    Pivot hole: 0.214" (I use a #3 drill bit)
    Pivot counterbore: 0.313" (I use 5/16" counterbore)
    Thong hole: 0.154" (I use a #23 or 5/32" bit)
    Back spacer holes: 0.081" (I use #46 or 3/32" bit) - these holes are countersunk at 82 degrees, not counterbored
    Scale thickness: 5/64"

    DRAGONFLY 2 G-10

    Pivot hole: 9/64"
    Pivot counterbore: .204" (#6 bit)
    Backspring hole: 9/64"
    Backspring counterbore: 11/64"
    Clip hole: 5/32"
    Clip counterbore: 1/4"
    Thong hole: 0.200" (#7 bit)
    Scale thickness: 0.08"

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    He all this is the result of my first attempt of modding a spyderco!
    im pretty happy with it!

    - new g10 filed handles.
    - all black spacers.

    I think im gonne call it he "blackhawk"

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    Very nice, Dustin!
    - best wishes, Jazz.

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    My Domino modded with grooved scales and deep carry clip




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