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    Default Sneak Peek at George's New Folders

    Gentlemen, thought you might be interested in a couple of the New folder patterns George is working on. Just a sneak peek at the new blade shapes.



    These were just ground today, as the handle section starts to progress I'll do another scan.

    Remember these are "hot" off the grinder .....................

    Cheers, Carol
    Last edited by george tichbourne; 07-13-2008 at 05:54 AM.

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    Default Re: Sneak Peek at George's New Folders

    Never seen one, like the one on the bottom, sort of combo of tanto and stright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GLOCK18 View Post
    Never seen one, like the one on the bottom, sort of combo of tanto and stright.
    I've seen something like it.... Would love to see that blade-shape in a custom knife. Puma quality ain't what she used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    I've seen something like it.... Would love to see that blade-shape in a custom knife. Puma quality ain't what she used to be.
    All you have to do is ask George could always make one up for you, not a copy of Puma but his own design with that blade style.

    We really weren't sure when it was on paper but now that we have a blade ground up we're alot happier with the look of it. Now George just has to work on the other half of the folder

    Cheers, Carol

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    That blade-shape on a folder would definitely be interesting to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    That blade-shape on a folder would definitely be interesting to see.
    Hi Monocrom,
    George is busy with a grind run, as soon as that goes into heat treat he'll be back on that folder. He's got it partially put together but there is alot of tweeking before I can shoot it.

    Soon...............

    CHeers, Carol

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    Thanks Carol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    Thanks Carol.
    Monocrom, the blade is back from heat treat, George has it assembled and now is fitting the bolster and the handle scales. Should have a photo by the weekend.

    Cheers, Carol

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    Can't wait to see it!

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    Default Re: Sneak Peek at George's New Folders

    Weekend is almost upon us.....pics please!!!!

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    I have broken three taps off in one of the liners in the same hole in the last 24 hours, things have not been going well.

    I did finish assembly but while putting the scales on I have had nothing but trouble tapping the 1/8" titanium liners. I might get a couple of hours tomorrow to finish the job once the ferric chloride eats the broken tap out of the liner.

    The one liner that I did get complete with carbon fibre and titanium bolster looks great, can't wait to see this knife finished.

    George

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    Just a heads up, I find Anchor lube to be the best for drilling and tapping titanium. It's a green slime that really works great, I've tapped 0-80 holes in stainless and Ti with no issues (except a little puckering when the tap twists up like a piece of licorice).

    ~Chip

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    Anchor lube is great but in this case I am tapping a 1/8" thick liner with the hole drilled out 2 number sizes oversize and it is still binding. I have one tap left but Monday a brand new tapping attachment is coming in for my drill press along with some coated machine taps. That should solve the problem in the future but today I will try to get through the hole with my one remaining tap.

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    Default Re: Sneak Peek at George's New Folders

    Quote Originally Posted by smokelaw1 View Post
    Weekend is almost upon us.....pics please!!!!
    The blade had to be bead blasted, the thumb studs have not arrived yet and there are a couple minor things that have to be done but for all intents and purposes here she is



    Cheers, Carol
    Last edited by george tichbourne; 07-26-2008 at 09:13 PM. Reason: better photo

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