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Taking off old handles and buying

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Charlotte
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« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2009, 10:42:55 am »

I have a slab of the regency rose, would that be hard enough??
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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2009, 10:53:47 am »

Lets see....how about a nice lavender jade. And any good solid agate would work - Lace agate would be beautiful.

 I have a piece of leopard (sp?) jasper that is mostly pink or even some of the pink ocean jasper.

There are alot of other stones that would work up nice.

And the regency rose would be hard enough & beautiful also.

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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2009, 02:54:04 pm »

OH Connie a nice lavender jade:) All the stones you suggested are wonderful:)
I will put them on my "Buy" List:) LOL
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« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2009, 08:50:30 pm »

I have a nice slab of the lavender jade, and some unknown slab that looks like ocean jasper to me. It is a pastel pink and very pale green.  I think that is the one I will use.  All I have to do now is find the right knife.  I am excited to do this.  Today I was so bored.  I had about 20 preforms dopped and waiting to be worked on.  I started them around 2pm and I finished half of them.  I think I may have a sore arm and shoulder in the morning.  I am so out of practice.
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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2009, 10:35:41 pm »

I am excited about seeing your knife Charlotte. Dang lady thats a lotta preforms to work on in one day. Of course I know you love it:) I would too:)
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« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2010, 10:07:40 am »

LOL - if you're just wanting a nice hot pink, you could use Rhodonite for the handles.  It's not as delicate looking as Rhodocrosite, but it's definitely harder and more stable.
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« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2010, 10:38:27 am »

Very nice knife. Ok I am gonna confess.. I want one:)


so make one already -  I know you can do it

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« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2010, 03:56:43 pm »

Maybe I will...:)
Charlotte are you working on your knife handles yet?
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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2010, 05:27:53 pm »

OK you guys.  When first this topic started, I loved the look of the knives but just kind of poo poed the idea ....for me.  Now, the more you all talk about it, the more interested I am in trying this, myself.  Darn this stuff is addictive.  Saw a real nice damascus knife that I'd like to try.....thanks to someones link.  Just may order it tonight.
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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2010, 06:08:55 pm »

LOLOLOL SmilingHeart:) Kinda slips up on ya doesnt it:)
We will all be knife carrying ladies:) Maybe I will try to bead us all a nice knife sheath. LOLOL
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« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2010, 10:35:44 am »

Im still waiting to see that pink handled knife....... I made a pink one for Mrs Eldorado, she was impressed
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« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2010, 11:21:08 am »

I bet she was:) It is the loveliest piece of pink I have ever seen. I got it in my "to do" pile:)
Please show us her knife:)
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« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2010, 12:13:59 pm »

I just finished the two for Charlotte last night. Will try and take pix tonight.
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« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2010, 02:49:53 pm »

Pictures of the pink may not be available.Mrs El Dorado put in her magic purse... that thing can make anything dissapear
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« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2010, 03:54:19 pm »

Sara, my two knives are beautiful.  I found a slab of rhodonite and something Dave calls sow belly.  It is a pretty soft lavender.  I just love the rhodonite, it has the white streaks in it rather than the black.  I had wanted to make it myself but it has been crazy around the house.  It all started with this very small project to have the tile replaced it my bathrooms...... and Dave is not a patient person.  It has been like that movie years ago with Tom Hanks buying a house and starting improvements and the whole house falls apart.  Maybe it was a Chevy Chase movie.  Which ever movie it is, I would rather have watched it than lived it.
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