Along the way we can also discuss the folks I have encountered, in person or otherwise, that I find interesting for one reason or another and the work that they do. To date there are a bunch.
So it seems like the place to start here is at the beginning. To see this all from the start you probably need to go here. That's a link to my other site where I talk about guns and hunting a lot and more recently, the knife making I have done / am doing. I've decided to split those topics up. With any luck maybe it will be more interesting.
So currently, on the bench, I have three projects. Have a look here... (It's a poorly lighted picture I know but hey... It shows them )
The one out in front is my current, favorite project. It's a Christmas present for a friend. The profile is a combination of things I have seen / made and liked a lot. The handle is a bit thicker than anything I have made but as a whole, she's a beaut. I am thinking I will add some file work to it and finish the sanding soon. I have all of the parts for it (for a change) and should be able to knock it out. Sheath making for it will be fun because it will be easy to hold in the leather. The big holes are 3/8" to accommodate the mosaic pin I bought for it. I'll show close ups when I am done. The scale color is called copper. It's a patina green and really nice looking I think.
The one leaning on the belt is ready to go to heat treat with just a bit more sanding. I have the remaining parts on order and the scales are black ash burl. It will be very fun to make. It's for a difficult customer who had a problem with the steel in his blade I made for him and would not return the knife so I could remake it. I had to rough it out free hand from a pattern and I will send it when I am done. You know who you are.... ;-)
The last one there, and the hard one to see, is an itty bitty wharnclife I just started today. It needs a lot of work and I am not sure I like it anyway. We'll see as it progresses. It's a back burner thing for me.
As far as upcoming projects go I really only have one in mind. I want to make a two knife set with a double holster. I will pattern the small one around the style of the Canadian Belt Knife. The other will be something of a full sized Nessmuk bushcrafter. I am working on sketches now, but they are all ugly. Malformed ideas and so on. I'll have more on this down the line. Anyhow, here's to a new start. Let's see where we end up.