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.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Ah Hell, The Weekend Is Over

What a snowy, crappy weekend! Since Friday morning, we've gotten about a foot of snow here in Milwaukee. I don't like it, not one bit! I hated snow before all of the broken bones. I hate it more now. If you have a plate in your ankle, you know how I feel. Enough of my whoa-is-me crap...what did I do today?

Two folding knives. These are kits, but you have to do the handles from scratch. One is done, the other still needs a little tweaking. Once these are done, my Christmas list will be complete.

Large Outdoor knife getting a crazy acrylic handle. This one will require a lot of attention to get it just right. It should look pretty wicked when it's done.  Yes, I still say, "wicked." Don't hate.

This pile isn't getting smaller! WTF? I need to whittle this down before I cut any new blades. All the bevels are ground, and all the flats are flat. It's really just a matter of installing handles. If I do one or two a night for the next week I should be ok.

I wrapped these and got them into a box to be sent to Georgia for Christmas. I wanted them to go out on Saturday, but the whole broken down truck thing slowed me down. But now, they are wrapped, in a box, and ready to ship.
Not pictured is the 15 layer batch of micarta I laid up today. It should turn out a hair over 3/16" thick. The resin is curing as I write this. At least one of the blades pictured above will feature a micarta handle. It should look pretty neat when it's done. I want to put it on all of those blades, but I only have so much right now. We shall see...we shall see.


  1. You would fit right in here in RI. Wicked is still said here with frequency.

    1. Ralph-
      I lived in Maine for a few years growing up, I'm pretty sure that's where I picked it up. You almost never hear people in Wisconsin say it.