For the manner in which men live is so different from the way in which they ought to live, that he who leaves the common course for that which he ought to follow will find that it leads him to ruin rather than safety.
-Machiavelli

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Check Out The New Stuff

I've got some new stuff up at the new location: here .

(like...seriously)
Come and see the birth of a new design! The Slim Tacti-Hunter! Along with some other blades that are all in process.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Moved!

I've changed my location here on the interwebs. All new content will be here . Please join me at Baldwin Maker!!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Nothing To Report

The next week or so will be quiet here at the works. In the meantime, I am going to work on moving my blog to a (slightly) new location. It will remain on blogspot...but get a new name. I don't plan on deleting any existing content, just moving new content to a different address. Keep yer eyes peeled and, hopefully at least someone follows me to my new internet home!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Took It Easy Today

I made it an easy day today. I only sort of putzed around and made stuff up as I went. It's nice when every now and then you have no pressing matters to worry about.

I got scales onto this hunter early this morning. I've had this blade and another waiting for handles forever! Unfortunately, this is as far as this knife is going to get for the next week or so.

Friday, January 27, 2017

I Party Hard On Friday

Not really.
I just plug away in the shop like usual.

Hmmmmm....my newest micarta had a delamination problem on the top couple of layers. I will have to investigate. The rest of it is solid. I don't know if it was a resin failure (if maybe I didn't put enough on) or if the paper itself resisted the resin.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A New Handle, And Then Some

I wasn't sure how much I'd get done tonight. I hemmed and hawed over a handle for a paring knife and finally went for it.

This paring knife is getting a knit micarta handle. The first time I tried making a handle from this piece it didn't go well. I don't know if it was the epoxy, or just me getting used to using a yarn based handle. Anyway, tonight I found that a little bit of finesse should make it work. We'll see the finished product tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Now We're Talking!

I had a good evening in the shop. Even after going to the gym! Usually my gym nights make for slow shop nights. I felt good, however, and got some cool stuff done.

Craft paper micarta, ready to go. Look close...alternating layers of white and black. The base layer is actually three layers of black. That will give a bolder line on the inside of the handle once this gets put onto a knife. A little under 3/16" thick, and 5-3/8" square.