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  • #16
    That's a thing of beauty Mike. Really nice work on the pattern and finish too. I'm guessing that the blade is in there permanently and you give it a quick buff to bring it back up to snuff when it gets dull. I was thinking of getting a utility knife to try after watching Lynn do his thing but now I just might try making one instead but I'd make a two piecer with a small nut epoxied into one side so I could use a small screw to hold the two halves together. Thanks for the inspiration. Just another example of your ability. Nice.

    Tinwood

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Bob K. View Post
      Beautiful work, Mike! This might be a dumb question but did you do that with the leather working tools or wood carving tools?
      This was carved mainly with a knife and gouge. I did use a diamond burr on the stitching, because the pine had a tendency to splinter. And I used a paper cone sander to smooth out some of the gouge work. I have used leather stamps before and they do work pretty good on wood, but I used the wood burner for the background and outlines.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Tinwood View Post
        That's a thing of beauty Mike. Really nice work on the pattern and finish too. I'm guessing that the blade is in there permanently and you give it a quick buff to bring it back up to snuff when it gets dull. I was thinking of getting a utility knife to try after watching Lynn do his thing but now I just might try making one instead but I'd make a two piecer with a small nut epoxied into one side so I could use a small screw to hold the two halves together. Thanks for the inspiration. Just another example of your ability. Nice.

        Tinwood
        Yeah, I was mainly interested in producing a bunch of knives very cheaply, so this one was just glued in place. When it can't be stropped up, I guess it will just be more of a decorative piece then. But I think it would be fairly easy to make one that would let you change blades. Probably out of something harder than pine, with maybe some copper or brass where the sharp edge of the blade rests. Brass tubing or nails might be used in the notches of the blade to hold it in place. And I have considered the nut and bolt, or a threaded insert, or maybe magnets to hold the two sides together! Maybe one of these days!
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        • #19
          Thanks for sharing you "leather look" method. May I share this info on some duck callmaking forums?

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          • #20
            Old Reliable strikes again, with a makeover.
            I think a lot of use use the old buddy. Thin blade and easily stropped sharp again.
            Thanks for the post.
            Charlie
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            • #21
              Very Nice work. By adding the skull it makes it more manly amongst the flowers.
              Greg

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              • #22
                That is some beautiful work!!
                Terry

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                • #23
                  I bet one could grind and sharpen the front edge of that blade to use as a skew...has anyone tried this?
                  Arthur

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by dogcatcher View Post
                    Thanks for sharing you "leather look" method. May I share this info on some duck callmaking forums?
                    sure, not a problem!
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                    • #25
                      Beautiful work Mike

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