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#791232 - 11/04/07 08:32 PM It said, "CRACK!"
rainshadow1 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 5104
Loc: Washington State
I pulled it out of the vice and looked it over, didn't see any cracks, so I went ahead and put it back in and laid it up.

After sanding down on the bone, sure enough, I found the crack.

It looks good from this side...






But the flip side make the heart sink!





The bone is brittle enough that a flake of bone covered the crack when I pulled it out of the vice. But after sanding down, it showed plain as day...






This one is a lay-up scale of Arizona deadfall Mesquite, and black Mycarta, followed by the infamous bone, with mosaic pins.

I think it'll probably end up in a Christmas stocking this year. I have someone in mind, they'll understand.


Back to the shed to redeem myself!
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#791233 - 11/04/07 08:59 PM Re: It said, "CRACK!" [Re: rainshadow1]
NcWhitetail Offline
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Registered: 02/04/07
Posts: 1569
Loc: Lincolnton, NC
It is called "character". Beautiful work. So sorry it's cracked. I'm sure you put a lot of work into that piece.
That's gonna be one happy recipient.

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#791234 - 11/04/07 09:02 PM Re: It said, "CRACK!" [Re: rainshadow1]
Verminator2 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 2809
Loc: OR
I hope it's my stocking Still looks good
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#791235 - 11/05/07 08:04 PM Re: It said, "CRACK!" [Re: Verminator2]
BasinBoy Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 669
Loc: Vernal, Utah
ya i wouldnt mind it in my stocking either.lol
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#791236 - 11/05/07 09:16 PM Re: It said, "CRACK!" [Re: BasinBoy]
canislatrans54 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/06
Posts: 11351
Loc: Salina, Kansas
Crack, smack...if the knife isn't going to fall apart when used, then there's nothing wrong, IMO. Like was said, it adds "charatcher".
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#791237 - 11/06/07 01:54 AM Re: It said, "CRACK!" [Re: canislatrans54]
rainshadow1 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 5104
Loc: Washington State
Oh, it won't come apart, the epoxy bled up thru the crack as it clamped, it's essentially once piece again, just with a line thru it. It came out beautiful aside from that, but I've got a real worthy recipient come Christmas Morning. He'll be tickled. Hard working guy, uses his vacation days to hunt... there's a good gauge of character! He deserves something nice.

Several good lessons learned for me.
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#791238 - 11/06/07 01:11 PM Re: It said, "CRACK!" [Re: rainshadow1]
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Registered: 03/22/02
Posts: 23314
Loc: Henderson,Nevada,USA
Quote:

I've got a real worthy recipient come Christmas Morning. He'll be tickled. Hard working guy, uses his vacation days to hunt... there's a good gauge of character! He deserves something nice.

Several good lessons learned for me.




Why THANK YOU rainshadow. Your awesome. Do you still have my address?
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#791239 - 11/06/07 04:34 PM Re: It said, "CRACK!" [Re: crapshoot]
Breminnie Offline
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Registered: 05/12/06
Posts: 73
Loc: West Michigan
Gosh Steve I hope you were'nt trying something new on my account! Sure a nice looking knive though.

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#791240 - 11/07/07 02:45 AM Re: It said, "CRACK!" [Re: Breminnie]
rainshadow1 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 5104
Loc: Washington State
Keep watching, Bearle! The pinned bone wasn't new, I should have done two or three things different (things I knew but had never bit me before) and that's where the problem arose... The joint between the Mycarta and the Mesquite on the other hand......


The blade is flawless, I just didn't clean it properly or get the lights out for these photos.
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