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brucered

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Looking for pocket knife suggestions.

19 January 2017 - 08:10 PM

I'm looking to expand my pocket knife collection and am open to suggestions.

They are for use, not display. I generally use a clip and carry it in my front jean pocket. Use them for opening packages, daily tasks etc. I'm not looking to spend hundreds or go custom. I'd be interested in any unknown brands that I should be on the lookout for or any to avoid.

If anyone has any must have knives or brands, let me know, say $50, $100 & $150.

I'm currently looking at an Ontario Knife Company Rat II, Kershaw Chill, Sypderco Paramilitary 2 and a Grohmann 340S Mini right now. My sweet spot for size is the Enzo and Kershaw 1980, 4" closed, 7" open. I'm in Canada, so I do have limitations on what or where I can order from. Spring assist is fine, push button is not.

Here is my current rotation, from L to R, Case Trapper, Victorniox Soldier 1961 (made in 1999), Kershaw 1980ST, Enzo Scandi Edge (I forget model #), Kershaw 3890, Opinel #8 Carbon

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Xbox $100 Live Gift Card (CANADA) for sale or Trade

07 January 2017 - 02:39 PM

Our kids got too many Xbox gift cards are I'm looking to offload one for them as they'll never spend them all on Xbox downloadable content. We just upped our Gold and EAaccess accounts too.

I can send it electronically to the buyer, guaranteed to work. We can work out payment via PayPal or e-transfer from Bank to avoid fees if the buyer is comfortable with that and depending on who it is.

This card is only good for Canadian Funds on Xbox downloadable content (games, movies, music, game addons etc).

Asking $90 Canadian (e-transfer) or $95 PayPal. I'd also consider a possible trade for a nice G10, Aluminum core slingshot, with no fork hits. I'm open to other frames too.

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My take on a Natural MGG Cthulhu

29 November 2016 - 05:27 PM

And another one is done...

Obviously, I take zero credit for the shape and design of this one....that goes to Eric at MetroGradeGoods.

This was planed to a workable size, cut with a scroll saw, shaped on Oscillating sander, routed, filed, sanded, oiled and waxed.

It feels very nice and will get shot on special occasions. I made myself a 3/4" Poly version for everyday shooting.

It was a fun build and one I will probably do again. I absolutely LOVE the shape and feel. This was a practice one before I start work on my aluminum core version.

Thanks for looking.


Original size:
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Planed:
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Cut out:
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Shaped:
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Routed:
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Filed & Sanded:
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Oiled, waxed & banded:
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In the hand:
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A natural for a friend.

26 November 2016 - 09:18 PM

I made this one over the past week. OTT natural, finished to 600, sanding pads and then Tung Oil.

It's going to a friend on an unrelated forum, who has shown interest in slingshots.

I hope he likes it. It does fit nice in the hand, L or R and has some nice grain pattern. It's banded and ready to shoot.

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A couple more naturals.

17 November 2016 - 04:16 PM

Both are unknown deadfall, likely maple? I used my Opinel, scroll saw, hatchet, files, sandpaper, sanded to 600, sanding pads, multiple coats of Tung Oil.

This one started out to be big, I didn't care for it at all, so changed it up after I had already oiled it. I ended up loving it and quickly became one of my most comfortable to hold.

Too bulky and ugly, uncomfortable to hold, not sure what I was thinking:

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Smaller, pocketable, comfortable, removed band grooves, saved from becoming a piece of scrap wood. Cut the forks down and took LOT of girth off with my new sander:

Overall height: 5"
Fork opening: 1-5/8"
Fork length: 1-1/2"

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Rippling in grain:
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And a big ergo, based more on a template than a natural fork. Planed down to a working size and then the scroll saw took over. Started out a Torque, ended up being different but it shoots well and can handle heavy bands.

Overall height: 5-3/4"
Fork opening: 1-7/8"
Fork height: 1"

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