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Re: A little bushcrafter
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 01:21:41 PM »
I really like the handle size. LQQks very safe to handle.
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Re: A little bushcrafter
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 04:00:01 PM »
I really like the handle size. LQQks very safe to handle.

Thanks. It feels pretty good in hand. This is one model that I’ve always loved in my shop. One of my favorites
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Re: A little bushcrafter
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 09:39:36 AM »
That's a beauty! Really like that Ironwood. Great job!!

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Re: A little bushcrafter
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 09:44:14 AM »
That's a beauty! Really like that Ironwood. Great job!!

Thanks. The ironwood block I started out with was really a pretty simple block, but the contouring of the handle just makes the grain come alive as it exposes more and more of the dark layers. This is a photo of the original block I used. On this handle shape I almost feel it comes out better looking with a solid piece of high contrast straight grained wood than a super ornately figured ironwood block.  The high contrast straight grained pieces just come out super bold looking. I love it. 
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Re: A little bushcrafter
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 09:54:37 AM »
That's a beauty! Really like that Ironwood. Great job!!

Thanks. The ironwood block I started out with was really a pretty simple block, but the contouring of the handle just makes the grain come alive as it exposes more and more of the dark layers. This is a photo of the original block I used. On this handle shape I almost feel it comes out better looking with a solid piece of high contrast straight grained wood than a super ornately figured ironwood block.  The high contrast straight grained pieces just come out super bold looking. I love it.

I need to work with Ironwood more often and your work with it is fantastic. So far I've only used Ironwood as a bolster on this knife. But after looking at your knife I think that's gonna change.  :goldtooth:





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Re: A little bushcrafter
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 09:58:53 AM »
That’s a beautiful knife! Ironwood is one of my favorite natural materials. I get almost all of mine from Arizona Ironwood Co, including this piece that I used on my Mini Woodlore. He’s had really good customer service and hasn’t sent me any “surprises” like some of the other vendors have. He shows the flaws and is willing to take extra pictures with a ruler if needed to make sure you can miss the flaws or work around them.
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Re: A little bushcrafter
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 11:02:57 AM »
Thanks for the info on the Arizona Ironwood Co. I checked out his website and he does have some really nice stuff. I'm sure I'll be placing an order soon.  :goldtooth:

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Re: A little bushcrafter
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2019, 01:03:53 PM »
I got the sheath done for the Mini Woodlore.  Right handed, black leather, pancake design (looks better with the bask weave tooling), double pointed basketweave tooling, removable dangler with removable D-Ring, drain hole, double row stitching.  The retention is perfect.  You can get the heel of your hand and 2-3 fingers across the belly to remove/insert it with ease.  It's not perfect but I like it pretty well...

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Re: A little bushcrafter
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2019, 01:41:37 AM »
I love that knife, and I love it even more with that sheath.  Wish I wasn't so poor.

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Re: A little bushcrafter
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2019, 10:58:57 AM »
I love that knife, and I love it even more with that sheath.  Wish I wasn't so poor.
Murray

Thanks for the compliments. I enjoy making them for sure.
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Re: A little bushcrafter
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2019, 03:21:46 PM »
Nice knife.
I really like the lanyard hole with the mosaic pins.

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Re: A little bushcrafter
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2019, 03:24:59 PM »
Nice knife.
I really like the lanyard hole with the mosaic pins.

Thanks!
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