A fantastic trade!

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    I recently got a message from Geoffroy Gautier, a master knife maker from France. He suggested a trade - and looking at the guy's website convinced me immediately.<br><br><a href="http://thegammabrand.com/shop/manufacturer.php?id_manufacturer=3" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Look at Geoffroy's site here!</a><br><br>I asked for a large knife (always my preference), and it so happened that he had the perfect blade for me. He used Wenge for the handle, very pretty! Can't wait for the parcel to arrive.<br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
    <a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yXhykeA3ozU/T_fEHKOhcII/AAAAAAAAB3s/yUHupxpVJfs/s1600/Knife1.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yXhykeA3ozU/T_fEHKOhcII/AAAAAAAAB3s/yUHupxpVJfs/s400/Knife1.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><br><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-clJszNFxrjk/T_fEI42_JnI/AAAAAAAAB30/B8cBFU_TwRc/s1600/Knife2.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-clJszNFxrjk/T_fEI42_JnI/AAAAAAAAB30/B8cBFU_TwRc/s400/Knife2.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a>
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    <br>It is hard to come up with a worthy slingshot that matches this masterpiece... he is a slingshot newbie, so I selected a Panther frame (fork hits won't destroy the steel), and attached a "hammer" handle made from red cedar.<br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
    <a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MCR-Pd1nARU/T_fEuj8z2KI/AAAAAAAAB38/CN_2gnWXKDo/s1600/Cedar1.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MCR-Pd1nARU/T_fEuj8z2KI/AAAAAAAAB38/CN_2gnWXKDo/s400/Cedar1.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PrGb09Xpy-g/T_fEwXLcUHI/AAAAAAAAB4E/i81RsOcotbY/s1600/Cedar2.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PrGb09Xpy-g/T_fEwXLcUHI/AAAAAAAAB4E/i81RsOcotbY/s400/Cedar2.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><br><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FKWJ5kplNg8/T_fEyCjgWJI/AAAAAAAAB4M/J9sclas9LPw/s1600/Cedar3.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FKWJ5kplNg8/T_fEyCjgWJI/AAAAAAAAB4M/J9sclas9LPw/s400/Cedar3.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a>
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    <br><br>This came out great - one of the most comfortable handles I made so far. <br><br>I still feel a bit bad because I think I got the more valuable product, but Geoffroy does not think so. Great guy for sure. <br><br>Will make several different band sets for him!
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <div>Very nice stuff. I agree you got the better end of the deal <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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  3. Muizert

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    Nice knife, but still like the slingshot better the red cedar comes out really nice <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> .<br><br>I finnaly found a good woodshop at 30 minute drive from home, for some exotic wood. But damn they are having a vacation so i have to be a bit more patiance before i can get the nicer wood kinds ......<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"><br><br>So many nice idea's ,just not enough time in a day <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> .<br><br>All the best
     
  4. brat boon

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    <div>The ss and the knife are both very nice</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br><strong>at school, I am a slingshot expert</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>on this forum a noob <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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  5. Antraxx

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    I also think you made a good trade.<br>Is the blade handmade?<br><br>i miss some kind of scale on the knife pictures. how big is it really? and what kind of knife is that? the blade is far below the knuckles, it looks like a great cooking knife...not really like a pocket knife.<br><br>as always i´m impressd how good those red-cedar handels look when polished. really nice! and the ergonomic shape is perfect!
     
  6. Muizert

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    Question : is there a blueprint of the Panther slingshot on this site, made the Cougar one ( will post pic tommorow) Thinking of making the Panther one next.<br><br>All the best.
     
  7. FIAAO

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Muizert wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Question : is there a blueprint of the Panther slingshot on this site, made the Cougar one ( will post pic tommorow) Thinking of making the Panther one next.<br><br>All the best.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Cougar Blueprints? Where? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_question.gif" alt="Question" longdesc="17"></span>
     
  8. Muizert

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    Failureisalwaysanoption, Dont think there is a blueprint of the cougar but i can tell how i did it:<br><br>Dankung site gives a few good pictures of the slingshot , i just copy one and printed it out, Made it little bit less high forks. Ill post pics of my cougar tommorow and ill try to put some sizes with it. Iff Joerg doesnt mind, cos it is a slingshot that is in production.<br><br>All the best
     
  9. pelleteer

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    Nice! I know Geoffroy from a couple other forums (knife related). He really knows his stuff. A fantastic trade indeed. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     
  10. ketansa

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    I like the slingshot more <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Nice color patterns on it Joerg.<br>Was it made with two halves of wood? or single piece?
     
  11. FIAAO

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    Muizert: Thanks. I think its ok to do, Ryan Wigglesworth did make a wooden Cougar.
     
  12. tokSick

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    If you feel a bit bad because you think you got the more valuable product why didn' t you give him a Moorhammer( you say it is the best ss)?<br>That knife looks really nice. I wont comment about the slingshot because i think like everyone.<br>P.S.: Don' t loose a finger using that knife.
     
  13. pasquale

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    I like both. They are really nice.
     
  14. Courier

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">If you feel a bit bad because you think you got the more valuable product why didn't you give him a Moorhammer( you say it is the best ss)?<br>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Quote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">he is a slingshot newbie, so I selected a Panther frame (fork hits won't destroy the steel)</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>It's kind of a practise slingshot and good for newbies.<br>The handle stays unscathed and the fork hits don't destroy the slingshot.</span>
     
  15. tokSick

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    Courier:<br>They make the Moorhammers in alu and brass i think. Isn' t it as strong as steel?
     
  16. Courier

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    A quote from Joerg about steel, alu and brass:<br><br><table class="spoiler" width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">You can use steel just fine, I have done it with the <br>Cougar and the Panther many times. But sawing it out of a plate is a ton<br> of work. The advantages of steel are numerous (more solid, does not <br>oxidize, you can use a thinner core), though.<br><br>Bronze and brass <br>have the disadvantage that the oxide those metals always develop is bad <br>for the rubber. If you attach bands to a bronze/brass frame, it will <br>develop funny colors soon and after a few months, the rubber gets <br>brittle.<br><br>Also aluminum, bronze and brass "smear". When you take a<br> slingshot with such a core and rub it with your fingers, you will see <br>that your hand gets dirty. This "dirt" transfers to the wood. <br><br>One way to avoid such effects is a polyurethane or super glue finish.</td></tr>
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  17. Bert the Welder

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    If everyone is happy, then it's a fair trade. Beautiful knife. Good blade depth for chopping. <br><br>Joerg: "....But sawing it out of a plate is a ton<br> of work. The advantages of steel are numerous (more solid, does not <br>oxidize, you can use a thinner core),...."<br><br>Saw, yep. That's why I have Plasma! Mu-hahahaha! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
     
  18. slingor

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Bert the Welder wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">If everyone is happy, then it's a fair trade. Beautiful knife. Good blade depth for chopping. <br><br>Joerg: "....But sawing it out of a plate is a ton<br>of work. The advantages of steel are numerous (more solid, does not <br>oxidize, you can use a thinner core),...."<br><br>Saw, yep. That's why I have Plasma! Mu-hahahaha! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>You'll be sanctioned on account of unfair competition!</span>
     
  19. Bert the Welder

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">