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kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read) 2645

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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2019, 01:34:00 AM »
 :cheers: Thanks CsB! This one was a bit weird. Rust, wood and other crud is normal, but finding wax on a metal saw was a new one for me.  :think:
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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #61 on: January 06, 2019, 01:35:12 AM »
  :cheers:

:think:

Weird indeed

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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #62 on: January 06, 2019, 01:41:33 AM »
Glad it is cleaning up very well!  :like: :tu:
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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #63 on: January 06, 2019, 07:20:22 AM »
I'm pretty happy. This one turned out to be worth the risk.

Next to a very nice 246fmaU Champion 'b' for comparison:






scales untouched for now


Champion end still has factory scale fitting marks


The Craftsman...not so much. Probably the worst part of this knife








wipe marks just not cleaned


Showing liner contact marks. Otherwise very clean unsharpened/factory grind blade. minor deformations along the very edge.






top of liners could use more attention


Still needs some detail cleaning at the spring contacts and around the pivots
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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #64 on: January 06, 2019, 07:22:07 AM »
 :like:

Looks like it is going well  :cheers:  :popcorn:

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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #65 on: January 06, 2019, 09:42:44 AM »
Hi! Welcome. Great thread!
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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #66 on: January 06, 2019, 12:41:37 PM »
Great job kamakiri  :tu: :like:

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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #67 on: January 06, 2019, 02:49:21 PM »
Thats a great job there! Well done.  :like: :tu:
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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #68 on: January 07, 2019, 03:20:43 AM »
Hi! Welcome. Great thread!

Thank you Reinier!  :hatsoff: Glad to be here!  :cheers:

:like:
Looks like it is going well  :cheers:  :popcorn:
Great job kamakiri  :tu: :like:
Thats a great job there! Well done.  :like: :tu:

Thanks guys.  :tu: Went to bed happy about it last night.

Found some spare time today to get on with the scale polishing and started with the front. Back looked easy enough to do later.

Looking it over, I decided I didn't want to go through the big longitudinal scratch and a few other short but deepish ones. I don't like removing a lot of material or to try to perfect a knife with any scratches this deep. Typically, I try to maintain the surface profile (including warpage, end curl,  etc. like this one) over making it perfectly smooth or unnaturally flat planed.



1st pass wet sand 2000


2nd pass 2000 and 2500 big scratch still there.


Not bad in 'flat' lighting from the sky reflection


Could use a LOT more resurfacing looking with 'critical' lighting


Next to the same Champion from yesterday/above








Still needs work, but not bad for about 40 mins of effort including time for pics in-between.

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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #69 on: January 07, 2019, 03:27:18 AM »
 :like:

 :popcorn:

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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #70 on: January 07, 2019, 03:54:01 AM »
Looking great!  :like: :tu: :cheers:
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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #71 on: January 07, 2019, 12:21:13 PM »
What a improvement  :tu: :like:

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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #72 on: January 07, 2019, 05:26:24 PM »
Welcome aboard! Great intro!

 :cheers: :tu: :salute: :hatsoff:

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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #73 on: January 08, 2019, 12:32:06 AM »
Welcome aboard! Great intro!

 :cheers: :tu: :salute: :hatsoff:

Thank you Sir pfrsantos! :salute:  Gotta say I've always liked your signature and recall (versions of) it from my earliest lurking days here. Especially the OCD and 'scrut' parts.  :D

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Thanks guys!  :salute:

Got the bug this morning to do more polishing on that Craftsman...







Improved the surface a bit more for better reflections

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also knocked down some of the roundness that developed on the shield inlay




Before


After


Might take a little more off the shield before I'm done. Still a little more proud than I'd like.
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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #74 on: January 08, 2019, 12:36:46 AM »
Also did a bit more polishing on this Hoffritz Spartan that I haven't touched in a while:
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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #75 on: January 08, 2019, 01:59:01 AM »
Very nice  :like:

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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #76 on: January 08, 2019, 05:35:07 AM »
As me Pappy said, "welcome Home"
That's one serious collection and some very artistic work my friend.  Welcome to the family, proud to have ya!  :hatsoff:

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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #77 on: January 08, 2019, 05:44:37 AM »
 :iagree: 110%  :tu:
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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #78 on: January 08, 2019, 12:33:17 PM »
Very good work on those scales kamakiri  :dd: :like:

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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #79 on: January 08, 2019, 12:53:58 PM »
Welcome, and what a great introduction!  :cheers:

By the way:

(…)

Rangers are great dating tools

(…)

That's what she said!

[--- arms length ---] (-.-) 

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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #80 on: January 08, 2019, 08:27:24 PM »
Welcome, and what a great introduction!  :cheers:

By the way:

(…)

Rangers are great dating tools

(…)

That's what she said!

 :rofl:  :tu:  :cheers:

As me Pappy said, "welcome Home"
That's one serious collection and some very artistic work my friend.  Welcome to the family, proud to have ya!  :hatsoff:
Thanks very much Douglas!  :hatsoff:

This welcome is loooong and starts to feel like a red carpet!

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I appreciate all the kind comments!

No knife work so far today...might knock something together if my afternoon frees up.

Might have spent a little *bay time already...maybe I should have accepted FolderBeholder's Feb challenge?  :think: :D
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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #81 on: January 10, 2019, 01:24:33 AM »
Warning: Teaser Content Ahead

Show content

Any guesses what's going on here?  :D

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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #82 on: January 10, 2019, 01:37:00 AM »
Some form of bladeless compact?

Everything looks backwards  :ahhh

Or...  :whistle:
« Last Edit: January 10, 2019, 01:38:26 AM by CallsignBadger »

~CsB
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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #83 on: January 10, 2019, 01:43:30 AM »
Right track...but not bladeless!  :D

Good job so far!  :tu:
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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #84 on: January 10, 2019, 02:02:14 AM »
Is it simply reversed?

The keyring hole and combo tool are facing forward, and also on the opposite side...

And the scissors match that...

Its unique, whatever it is :tu:

 :popcorn:

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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #85 on: January 10, 2019, 03:41:31 AM »
 :popcorn:
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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #86 on: January 10, 2019, 08:04:13 AM »
Donors


Don't need no keyrings


Refinishing edges of liners



Show content

Show content

Not sure if I'll have the time to finish it tomorrow. Out of time for today!
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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #87 on: January 10, 2019, 12:34:12 PM »
 :popcorn:

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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #88 on: January 10, 2019, 03:22:47 PM »
Looking good  :popcorn:
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Re: kamakiri's Former Lurker / New Member Intro (long read)
« Reply #89 on: January 10, 2019, 03:49:24 PM »
 :iagree: :like:

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