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    Show your custom Bushcraft

    Hello boys and girls,

    couple of weeks ago blanks of the Bushcraft O1 came available. Time to show your custom handles. I am kicking off with my work in progress. Attached with stainless corbies, epoxy and brass tubing are some lovely champhor wooden slabs and black liners.



    Enjoy!
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    I have yet to be able to get my hands on any of the Spydie blank knives. I have just been working off of other blanks and made them. To be honest though, I don't if I want a Spydie blank. I'm no expert, and I'm afraid I may screw one up.
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    My Bushcraft just came in and i haven't had time to work on it yet. Still trying to decide what type of wood to put on it - definitely needs to be something durable. I'm also thinking about using hidden pins on this one to make it look sleeker...

    TedP

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    Can't wait to see the finished product!

    Ted you should seriously start selling your services, everything you make looks amazing and very professional
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    Have you thought of Cocobolo? I absolutely love this wood in knife handles! I have a small Sebenza w/cocobolo inlays and a custom fixed blade knife w/cocobolo slabs contoured very similar to Stuart Ackerman's Serrata and they are beautiful!
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    Cocobolo is a good and safe choice for handle-wood. It is grateful to work with and easy to give it a nice shine. I am currently consider it using it on the 110v mule which is next. There are however two other candidates; maccassar ebony and amazon bloodwood. My local woodsupplier is happy with me...
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    I've actually stopped working with Cocobolo. I agree with you, toomz, that it is great to work with and finishes beautifully. However, the dust has started to give me itching and irritation despite taking precautions (e.g., dust collector, mask).

    This is a known characteristic of the wood and is probably caused by the oils in it. The problem is that this wood is a "sensitizer" and once you start exhibiting symptoms of allergies, it will only grow worse with repeated exposure. A shame, really. It is a wonderful wood to work with.

    I hope I don't develop similar sensitivities to other tropical hardwoods like rosewood, blackwood, and lignum vitae...

    Be safe out there!

    TedP

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    Hi Ted, I know about the dust around cocobolo. Have you ever tried maccassar ebony? I has a similar effect, but just on your airway. It feels quite peppery in your nose.
    Safety is number one, protection of your airway and a good ventilation(system) is number one working in dust, all Woods included.

    The wood I am showing on the bushcraft is champhor, a spicy smelly wood from asia. I has a some flames in the goldenbrown grain and very particular nice spicy smell, especially when you start cutting it up.

    I did some research and found out it is commonly used on japanese kitchenknives because it is waterresistent and the champhor has desinfecting effect.
    An advantage over other Woods like lignum vitae is that champhor does not shrink. After sanding you have to oil it to seal it from dirt and smear. I made already a couple of handles in this wood and I really love it is quite durable.

    Keep showing us your nice stuff Ted, I love those combinations of papermicarta and wood!

    Cheers,
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    Time for an healthy dose of daily knifeporn. I finished the bushcrafter, here it is. I had to do some research on bushcraft knifehandles since I am not a bushcrafter (I am former military, even worse). The blade was already researched by the R&D-division of Spyderco, so my research was easier.
    I choose for a style found in the British Woodlore-knife. One dent in back and tapered towards the blade. Initially the handle was too thick but I finally balanced it out to my own handsize. The black liner comes out nice between the steel of the tang and the paler wood. I finished the handle with 600 grit paper and gave it a double finish in Danish oil. Despite the oil the spicy smell is still there. I lasts a long time.

    I kept the sheath simple. No firesteelloops or horizontalstraps. The sheath has a beltloop and a D-ring for a dangler, but I like my knives in the pocket so it won't see much belt-time. I will built a leather 'bushcraft/wilderness-package' in the future with a firesteel, stone and more stuff, but I am still contemplating on the ideas. Surely I will let you know....





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    Another picture of the knife sheathed.
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    Nicely done, Tomas!
    TedP

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    Great work there toomzz!
    Time for another !

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    Toomzz.. Super job!! That is one fine set-up!! Nicely done!!! John
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    Thanks friends, next up is the 110v mule. Ted, you inspired me to combine natural and resin, so it will be something in that direction.
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    That sure is a nice knife! I really like the sheath too! Thanks for sharing!

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    Thank you all. One more for the road, my new BC in the field. I went for a walk in the forest yesterday with my wife and dog and took a few pics in the wild. Enjoy. Of course all the leather stuff is handmade in my own workshop.



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    Wow amazingly done! look great
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    Very nice, Toomz. But do I see a microbevel on that scandi grind?
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    Hi Wrdwrght, nope, that is just a reflection. I used the blade already and resharpened it a couple of times. 'Scandi' is a new experience to me, and I am trying to keep the bevel as flat as original Scandi should be. Although don't blame if through time the bevel becomes convex
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    I picked up the Bushcraft Blank this weekend, but put it back down due to the pin sizes. They aren't standard sizes that we are used to with the Mules and I haven't had time to measure them with the calipers yet. None of my pin stock or tubing will fit well...

    I'm thinking about making a set of hidden pins out of canvas micarta - that way I could make them to exact size. Never done a full tang hidden pin construction before - could be an adventure!

    TedP

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