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Status Report #2

Discussion in 'Blades' started by Valkman, Jul 7, 2008.


  1. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Lots of knives being sent for sheaths today! Last night I took MM's Super Camp with slabs of Ironwood clamped on and turned it into a finished knife that is being sent - I had never finished a Super Camp in one night before but I am really trying to find ways to streamline things so I can produce more. It has really worked for the Fighters also.

    Both of MM's Ironwood knives, and fighters for QS and Seacowboys are going out. The fighter for CBMS is already at the Kydex maker's.

    I have the Retro fighter for Monkeyman but he's never responded with an address that I could send to.

    I am also sending a 6" Super Camp with Red Stag handles for leather - that's for Eliott if he wants it. [beer]

    There's several knives for High Road members, the one for Teresa and 4 going out for soldiers.

    Whew! I don't think I've ever finished this many at once before!

    I am not out of Super Camp blanks yet but I am out of Fighter blanks. I have to get stuff off to Paul Bos so I can make more! It's 105 to 110 here everyday now but I'll try and keep the production up - it feels good to get these done!

    Now send me money! Bundles! [boozingbuddies]
     
  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    PM and funds sent.
    Thanks Don
     
  3. emk

    emk Monkey+++

    Don of course always booked in.. I'm in NYC till Wed, will report in on Thurs upon arrival. Just a little too much like a termite mound here in Manhattan. Bring on Tucson...

    Elliott
     
  4. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Can't wait to hear from you man! That purple heart one is history - a disaster from the start that has been thrown across the shop and forgotten. I'll make it up to you with shiny steel.
     
  5. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    COOL! this is great, thank you.
     
  6. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I already sent my bundles in..... ;)

    Nice work going on there, Don!
     
  7. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I'll get the calculator out and get some funds headed that way ASAP.
    Now I'll be like a kid waiting on Christmas morning!
     
  8. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    WOOOHOO! its almost done!
     
  9. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yep, yours will be done first! Hope that check gets here! [lolol]
     
  10. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    I sent it awhile ago, like 2 or 3 weeks ago... It should have been there.
     
  11. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Damn, that's right - just because the wife spent it doesn't mean I can't ask for it again? Shoot.
     
  12. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I feel like a kid waiting on Christmas here.
     
  13. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    PP E-Check sent today!!! I won't be home for about 10 or 12 days. The first thing I'll do when I get there is check the mailbox.
    Well....maybe the second thing! Actually the third. The second thing I do is put my suitcase down!!!!
     
  14. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    It won't be done by then, MM. I haven't asked the sheath guy what the backlog is but I've never waited under 4 weeks. The last bunch I really felt screwed as it took forever but he promised it wouldn't happen again. I always surmise 4-5 weeks as he has a full time job and lots of sheath orders. Strider alone orders them by the dozens.

    Thanks for the payment!
     
  15. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Got the e-check, MM. Thanks!
     
  16. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    CBMS, your knife is back with the Kydex. Ooops, we're being monitored. "The eagle flys at midnight". taser1

    Pics to follow - this brown micarta is a little different from previous pics. This block had a straight grain that stayed that way no matter what I did to it. I'll show pics and if you like it then great and if not we'll get you another one.
     
  17. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    WOOHOO! Is there anyway I can get it by the 29th? Im heading back north then, would love to have it...
     
  18. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    It'll go out Monday, so you should get it by the 23rd.

    I forgot the pics!

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    Hopefully in another couple of weeks the leather sheaths will be done.
     
  19. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    WOOOWEEEE! Thank you Valk!
     
  20. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    OK, 26 knives went to Paul Bos for heat treat today, so if you're waiting on a knife to be made it's in there. The others are still getting leather made for them.

    The only knives I know of to still be made are MM's Ironwood Fighter and a Fighter for Elliott.

    There's also 5 CPMD2 Small Skinners and 3 CPMD2 Bird & Trouts getting heat treated so if you'd like to make a matching set let me know. [boozingbuddies]

    The B&T is the bolstered/Stag one like I made for Teresa, only without the bolster and Stag. LOL
     
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