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Some of my recent work.

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by HillBill, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Kepis

    Kepis Bushcrafter through and through

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    oh yes, hopefully next year i can get back to some sense of normality.
     
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  2. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    I just got an image in my head of you standing in your workshop stroking 'em…."Soon my precious...soon" :D
     
  3. Kepis

    Kepis Bushcrafter through and through

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    lol, i do miss the smell of two stroke in the morning, at the moment i have the bars and chains here, the engines are up in the lock up out of harms and temptations way, i'll just have to content myself with using my Silkies for the time being.
     
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  4. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    What happened to you guys?
    Sounds awful!
     
  5. santaman2000

    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  6. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    I got type 1 diabetes at 35 years old, which is uncommon. I'd started losing weight fast, ended up with hardly any strength in me, then my eyes went and I couldn't see properly. Went to docs for a blood test, he said id get results in 10 days. He was knocking on my day first thing next morning with an ambulance in tow. Said I had to go to hospital right now. So I did. They told me that if I hadn't gone for the blood test when did (Thursday, in hospital Friday) id have been dead over the weekend as my liver and kidneys were failing, my eyes also and I had diabetic ketoacidosis. I was only in hospital over the weekend until they'd stabilised my blood sugars. It was the knock on effect from it all that was worse. Having to get used to it, having to change a load of habits etc. Ended up with depression for quite a while afterwards. I'm all good now though, used to it and in control, so it doesn't affect me badly anymore..
     
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    B032ACC0-2080-41E2-B6F9-621E1C60A9AF.jpeg Cracking knives :thumbsup:
     
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  8. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    Remember all of those mate. I'm making two S4 types right now. Slightly different though. I improved the template.
     
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  9. soloman

    soloman Full Member

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    Wow I see the exact one I’m looking for,if you can drop me a pm as I’m without a knife at the mo.regards steve
     
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  10. Robson Valley

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    You're not alone, HillBill. Good friend (50's?) fell down one day, passed out.
    Turned out that Type I hit him like a ton of bricks. Been a year+ and he still looks a little fragile.
    He's a really good silversmith and back at it, I'm pleased to say.

    I like your blade-smithing. My striking accuracy is so bad that I quit after 2 edges.
    Almost no investment so I escaped. I'll watch what you do.
     
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  11. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    Yeah, it does take it out of you for a while. I dropped 3 stone because of it and I wasn't overweight to begin with.

    I use the stock removal method to make knives as opposed to smithing. I have an anvil, but no forge. I did try it for a while, but If I ever got into smithing properly, it would mainly be for making Damascus and axes. I want to learn hand engraving though, so that's probably gonna be the next skill set I learn if anything. :)
     
  12. redneck

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    Really like that clip point knife, nice take on an old style.. lovely.
     
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