Category Archives: WIP

Work in progress

Step one on the revised workspace

One of the things I needed to add to the workspace, in order to do the Japanese metalwork and engraving, is an adjustable height work platform and Ideally with a turntable.  The reason for this is that it makes it … Continue reading

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OKCA Display Award Knife

At last years OKCA show I got asked to make one of the display award knives for this year.  The club provides the profiled blank and the knife maker makes a knife out of it and gives it back to … Continue reading

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July update

I know, I know.. I’ve been terrible about updating here.  I’ve been a bit preoccupied with getting things back up and running after vacation,  and making some adjustments in the shop.    One of the things I’ve been busy with is … Continue reading

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Febuary update

Well it seems I have managed to catch another cold that is going around.  Since I can’t really get much work done it the shop I figured I would post an update here. I recently purchased a rotary platen attachment … Continue reading

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Another bench knife

I recently finished up another bench knife.  This one was to fill an order.  The customer decided to go with Color case hardened fittings and stabilized walnut burl.  Walnut and color case.. such a beautiful combination.  I’m not really feeling … Continue reading

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Recent miscellaneous projects

I’m one of those people that have a hard time just making a “practice piece” when trying to dial in a process.  Recently I needed to verify some methodology in color case hardening, in preparation for a commission.  Rather than … Continue reading

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Show recap and status of long term projects

The NWKC show in Kelso a couple weeks ago wrapped up the show season for me this year.   It was a good show and I’ll be doing it again next year.  Included in the knives I had was a … Continue reading

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JS set is now for sale

This is just a quick note to say that my set of 5 JS fit and finish knives are now for sale.  They are in a locking walnut display case (the case is made in the USA).  Here is a … Continue reading

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End of July update

So July has ended.  It was a busy month.  The shed took a bit more to get built than I hoped for but not by much.  I underestimated the amount of fill I would need to level the spot for … Continue reading

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Mid July update

I know things have been pretty quite on the news front here, so time to give you all an update. The new forge I built earlier this year has been living in a temporary structure in the yard where I … Continue reading

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