2017 Knife Swap

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Project by poospleasures posted 11-11-2017 11:30 PM 1551 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my knife swap items and bonus gift sent to Jeff at jeffswildwood the LJ who was our able leader for this swap.The pictures were made by his talented son Aaron. Some of you will think I got it backwards but it was as intended. I have been making folding all wood pocket knives for a long time. So why not a wooden knife for a woodworker and a wood display box to show it in? That is what I did. The display box is walnut with spaltted persimmon ends with one of my home made inlays on the top all with a felt liner. The hunter style knife is made from 14 different pieces including the copper pins. Scales are Gaboon Ebony with an inlayed American Flag emblem. The bolsters,blade liners,blades and working springs are of maple. Next to the metal knife which is the first I,ve
attempted to do. There is a bunch of steps to make an excellent knife and many steps were not done to this attempt as I did not know how. The metal is from a saw blade and was worked into shape with mostly woodworking tools and files, the guard is made from a piece brass from the Corvette Plant in Bowling Green, KY, the scales are more Gaboon Ebony like the wooden knife. It was pretty sharp but do not know how the edge will hold. Thanks for looking.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#1 posted 11-11-2017 11:45 PM

Vernon – nothing less than excellent – that box is outstanding

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 11-11-2017 11:48 PM

Really beautiful work on the knife AND the box!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 11-12-2017 12:16 AM

Very nicely done, Vernon! Both knives and the box are beautiful.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 11-12-2017 02:24 AM

Good job Vernon. Keep up the good work.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 11-12-2017 03:01 AM

Beautiful job on the knife and the box, Vernon!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 11-12-2017 03:14 AM

Well done Vernon. I’m with you on the metal knives, still have a lot to learn. your wooden knives are like art work. I would of been proud to receive either one.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 11-12-2017 05:20 AM

Excellent job Vernon. Those wooden knives and that box are outstanding!!! Your first metal knife as a hidden tang is amazing. Excellent job buddy!

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#8 posted 11-12-2017 12:47 PM

I am the happy recipient of this wonderful set and it is truly awesome! The detail in the wooden knife and box is amazing. I still look at it and am amazed how everything fits together so perfectly. What more could a wood worker ask for. Adding the flag just puts it over the top. The metal knife makes for a matched set. The blade is sharp and the handle is silky smooth. If he didn’t tell me, I would never know it was his first knife from metal. Just a super job on both! Thanks for joining the swap and hope you had some fun.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 11-12-2017 04:35 PM

You did a nice job on these knives and that box is beautiful. I love the colors and pattern on the box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 11-12-2017 07:02 PM

Congrats on top three!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#11 posted 11-13-2017 07:39 AM

Incredible detailed work and technicaly demanding. Colours and wood combinations are great too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 12-06-2017 01:15 PM

All of your work is remarkably detailed. Great job.

-- AJ

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