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  • Hello from Sydney

    Hi All,

    New user Gavin here, from lovely Sydney.

    Quick background - long time IT worker who likes to make things, cook and eat.

    Long form - After a long day squinting at the computer, there is nothing more therapeutic than coming home and making something - or trying to make something. I have dabbled in a lot of things over the years, but I keep coming back to knife making and now I have a boy who is also interested in making things and is working his way through his first 'file to knife' project.

    This forum has provided a lot of information for me as a lurker and I hope I can contribute something back as a member.

    Regards

    Gavin

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    Hello and welcome Gavin, I know the lurker feeling, but glad that you have come out to say hello, good luck to your boy on his first knife build and remember the rule "pic's or it did not happen"

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    • #3
      You must squint through rose coloured glasses to see Sydney as lovely. I'm glad I left. Welcome to ABF.

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      • #4
        Welcome!!

        Welcome Gavin

        I am sure that you will get lots of help and encouragement from the members here.

        Looking forward to seeing your work as you progress.

        Sounds like you have to play catch up with your son. Hope he posts some images of his knife when it is finished!

        Regards Dutchy
        Collector

        Australian Military Knives

        "Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
        Plato (427-347 BC)

        "In politics stupidity is not a handicap."
        Napoleon Bonaparte

        "The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern."
        Lord Acton (1834–1902)

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        • #5
          Welcome to ABF Gavin I hope we get to see your work on here soon

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          • #6
            Welcome mate, cheers

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            • #7
              Thanks All,

              Have spent a frustrating morning coming to the conclusion that I have to buy another bench grinder - the one I have appears to have a 9/16 shaft and I can not find a spindle adaptor to mount polishing wheels on - they are all either 1/2 or 5/8 inch. In the mean time, back to hand polishing!
              Sat down with the boy this morning and watched an American chap called Nick Wheeler forging a damascus blade and mounting an absolutely beautiful handle on a camp knife (!!!!) - made me feel totally inadequate, so back to the shed to regain some confidence.

              Hope to post some progress shots of our knives soon.

              Regards

              Gavin

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              • #8
                Welcome my friend.
                ''Stay Safe, Stay Sharp'' [Feel Free to jump on over to my Brothers website]

                www.weldporn.com or Weldporn on Facebook.

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                • #9
                  Welcome mate. I am another IT person and this place is great for information and meeting friends with same likes other than CPUs or algorithms. lol
                  Last edited by ash9nine; 08-06-2013, 13:33.

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                  • #10
                    Gidday Gavin, welcome to the forum
                    wave man AKA Dean
                    my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC22..._as=subscriber
                    "I will never make excuses for who I am. It's the way I was born. I am a Hunter a Bone Collector."
                    "A gun, like any source of power is a force for either good or evil, being neither in itself, but dependent upon those who possess it"

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Ash, Wave Man and Tassie Blade - much appreciated.

                      Gavin

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                      • #12
                        Welcome .Look forward to seeing some WIPs and finished knives. I have yet to make one myself so your leaps and bounds a head of me.
                        ​​​​​​Knife Mads Gear ABF
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                        • #13
                          Thanks Knife Mad.

                          For those requesting pics, I have started a thread in the beer garden for the remainder of this build.

                          Gavin

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