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CanadianMike
19-11-2010, 02:22 PM
Glad to be amongst you guys. A bit about me, I'm almost 39 (next week), I recently started into more outdoors stuff, fishing, camping, found bushcraft and love it (always been good with my hands and at improvising), been finding ways of paring down what I take camping with me (my girlfriend on the other hand.......) and really look forward to extreme basics camping.

Back in the summer I got into learning to work leather, made a few sheaths for knives I had, ran out of knives ot make sheaths for, took the next step, making knives. Made about 11 or 12 so far since Sept, sold two, have three more on the client list (can you tell I am learning by leaps and bounds?)

My first made from a file:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs672.snc4/61285_436586189206_510619206_4848501_5448772_n.jpg

And my most recent finished (have a couple more blades in various stages of work):
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs924.snc4/73759_462352354206_510619206_5299119_6761426_n.jpg

Work, I am an instrumentation tech for the government, my lab is the Flight Research Lab of the National Research Council of Canada, work on helicopters and airplanes, and for the past 10 years, have been a main character with the zero gravity flights we use our Falcon 20 for to float experiments in zero gravity for about 20 seconds.

Nuff said I 'spose.

Oh, if you are wondering about my name choice, I've ben playing airsoft since 2003 and it's a name I've been using for a long time, am well known nationally. Lol

Thumbcrusher
19-11-2010, 03:41 PM
Hi from another newbie!

The knives look great - well done! Hopefully we will see some more of them in future.

CanadianMike
19-11-2010, 03:59 PM
Thanks. Pics are easy, I have lots! Lol, various ages, these are early ones then get later.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs288.snc4/40738_442558619206_510619206_4968515_1029888_n.jpg

Helped my buddy make his first knife, a copy of my Activator, he did most of the work, I drank beer and directed. Lol
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs407.snc4/46990_443599829206_510619206_4991765_2298080_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs898.snc4/73138_454690969206_510619206_5178296_1902708_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs946.snc4/73971_456980124206_510619206_5225877_2303074_n.jpg

CanadianMike
19-11-2010, 04:03 PM
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http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs410.snc4/47310_434496594206_510619206_4804825_29939_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs494.ash2/76791_465199859206_510619206_5333462_7720632_n.jpg

greenpete
19-11-2010, 07:05 PM
Hi CanadianStalker, welcome to the NBC forum! :-)

Shewie
19-11-2010, 07:08 PM
Hi CanadianStalker - welcome to the forum :)

CanadianMike
19-11-2010, 07:10 PM
Thanks guys, am enjoying it so far. :)