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#13417204 - 01/03/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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So: How do those 9 patterns look to you guys?????
Also steel available for the custom pattern blade to.

Thanks
Tim


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#13418131 - 01/03/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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I'd be interested in Pattern #6, the Loveless style drop point; except, I'd like a small (1/8" diameter) sharpening choil next to the finger guard, and the blade sharpened all the way to the sharpening choil. Is that doable?

#13419017 - 01/04/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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That is doable.
You send me a pattern of exactly what you want and we can do that.

I had a couple complaints from customers who got a knife with the blade done as you requested.
The complaint was that the hide would catch in the choil and not cut when opening up deer etc.
I don't see that as an issue because I don't usually have the very back of the cutting edge do much cutting.
So, sometimes I do an angled step there and sometimes straight back and sharpen to to ricasso.

But, as stated above, we can do it however you want it and and send me a hard copy of the profile.

Thanks
Tim

PS: the pattern request is for two reasons. Give you what you want. Not have an issue when get it in hand due to my interpretation of request.


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#13419047 - 01/04/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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michiganroadkill - PM sent

#13435112 - 01/09/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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Just sent you a PM.

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#13435224 - 01/09/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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Originally Posted by michiganroadkill
So: How do those 9 patterns look to you guys?????
Also steel available for the custom pattern blade to.

Thanks
Tim


Put me down for a "5 inch Skinner"

PM incoming

ya!

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#13451600 - 01/14/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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Update
I have not cut out any blade blanks yet.
As it stands now, I would think that the first finished knives would start being ready around early March +++.

Unless I missed someone I have the following members lined up for knives out of this M4 batch. -Some details still open.

Mannlicher
troutfisher13111
MILES58
War_Eagle
fshaw
CrowRifle
shinbone
geedubya
TimZ
FishinHank
wwy

PS: that is probably a plate full for now

Thanks
Tim

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#13534910 - 02/06/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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Update
The cutting out of the standard patterns shown in the pic above has gone sour.
It seems the 24"x36" sheet of M4 moved during the cut operation.
Some blades came out okay, some are trashed and some did not get cut at all due to stopping
the operation.
Not a pretty sight at $20/lb for the steel.

Also the hand cutting out of spec'd custom patterns is not going that well. It seems that I am going thru about $2 per inch of
cut in metal cutting band saw blades which besides costly the changing bands constantly is a pain in the butt.

But I truck on as temperature in the garage permits and all will come out well in the end.
Be patient please.
Anything before April will be iffy at best.
Tim


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#13535042 - 02/06/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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Tim - Sorry to hear about the setbacks. For myself, I know skilled handwork takes time, so I am ready to be patient. Plus, a well-made knife from the best materials will last multiple generations, so a few extra months for production is not a problem. JMHO

#13535504 - 02/06/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: shinbone]  
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Originally Posted by shinbone
Tim - Sorry to hear about the setbacks. For myself, I know skilled handwork takes time, so I am ready to be patient. Plus, a well-made knife from the best materials will last multiple generations, so a few extra months for production is not a problem. JMHO


+1

and that will give me more time to rob my grandkid's piggy banks!


ya!


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#13535529 - 02/06/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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From the VAST pics we have seen of your knives, I am thinking there is not much left in those kid's piggy banks.
Actually a couple of those 5" skinners were a couple of the blanks that came out ok on the first go round
Tim


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#13536518 - 02/06/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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I'm not worried about timing. Looking forward to the knife.

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#13543660 - 02/09/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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Well, I have what is left of the skeleton and the blanks that did get cut at home and looks like
all the business we have going here is safe. The blanks to customer specs I have are hand cut out. Still be a while till knives complete.

I do have some areas of the steel sheet not cut, but the processor I was working with walked away from this, stopped
what they had in process and said they would not ever cut knife blanks again.
Note: They are adjacent to the building White River Knife and Tool was in (moved in Nov) and had bad experiences with
them an did not want to do any more blades for anyone. I had used them for 9 years now. Guy I had dealt with in the past
left and now I am a goner too.

So. In a nut shell the commitments I made here will be met. It will be a bit yet.
Still to do: Clean up profile, surface grind, drill holes, rough bevel grind, pre-fit guards where needed, heat treat, finish bevel grind
and then start on handles, finishing, sharpening, sheaths etc. ---- and it is February already. Oh and yeah, it is 10 degrees in the garage this am.
I will keep you all posted here.
Thanks for the business and patience.
Tim

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#13544566 - 02/09/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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MRK I don't think anyone on here doubts you will come through. You are a stand up guy. Good communication, how can a guy not understand what you are dealing with. Keep warm buddy and keep up the great work.


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#13550100 - 02/11/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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No worries Tim! Sorry you have to deal with this situation, and I don't mind waiting as long as it takes. I am also looking forward to the knife.

#13551667 - 02/11/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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No worries on my end Tim. Wishing you warm thoughts. We set a record here last week...79F on Feb 7th. I'm already planting tomatoes!

Keep us updated and hopefully things smooth out for you.

#13557304 - 02/13/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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Quick update.
I have all the blade blanks cut out for all knives on order here plus a couple for me.
I dug out a die grinder I had purchased years back and whittled some of the remaining skeleton into submission.

Right now I am watching the system snow and lake effect snow blow in the cold and wind.

I would guess that in April I will have some finished work, but........
Tim


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#13565737 - 02/15/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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Tim,

Starting in May I will be back and forth to Canada for 5 days at a time. Don't have a hard schedule yet. Just a heads up in case you have trouble getting ahold of me when the time comes. I won't begin any serious cutting of Bambi before mid September so you can take all the time you need. I do tend to shoot the first one within a day or two of the opener so this year that is September 14.

#13623331 - 03/04/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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FYI
I have gotten started on surface grinding blanks and then getting them laid out
for holes and primary bevels etc.
Hope to have approx two dozen ready and out for a heat treatment batch by end of March.
Thanks
Tim


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#13623399 - 03/04/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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Thanks for the update!

#13674011 - 03/20/19 Re: Second CPM M4 run [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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Well , I am drilling holes and grinding bevels.
A couple custom requests proving to be of "special" needs.
They are coming out good, but I doubt I will do more of those again.
Havin fun now that the weather is better in the garage.
Thanks
Tim


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