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Barry Lee Hands 05-08-2016 02:39 PM

SR Johnson Big Bear engraved by Barry Lee Hands for Carlos Lopez
 
Many years ago, Steve Lindsay hooked me up with S R Johnson working on a knife for David Darom.
That has led to a series of colabs between SRJ and I including our most recent and spectacular for Carl Lopez.
Below is a series of pics showing some of the design work and execution of the installation of the gold and diamonds.
for more info please go to:
http://knifetreasures.com/viewKnife....elected_menu=1

The finished knife:


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...461113935L.jpg

The original layout, with the main line of flow through the center:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c335/baerzo/082_1.jpg


More detail added:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c335/baerzo/092_1.jpg

Cutting the Layout on the soft blade:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c335/baerzo/108.jpg

First side cavities complete:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...o/IMG_4505.jpg

Second side cavities complete:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...o/IMG_4504.jpg

The piece is sent to heat treat and returns. The next step is the pearl.
Filing the pearl flush:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...o/IMG_3707.jpg

Sanding the pearl:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...o/IMG_3709.jpg

The pearl is ready:


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...o/IMG_3710.jpg

Barry Lee Hands 05-09-2016 10:05 PM

Here is some more for you.


First we did the cavities for the gold in the pearl and undercut the edges, then inlay the gold stems:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...IMG_4312_1.jpg

Next we inlay the leaves which are made from sheet:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...o/IMG_4313.jpg

Then its sanded flat:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...o/IMG_4315.jpg

sculpted:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...o/IMG_4327.jpg

and shaded:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...o/IMG_4328.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...o/IMG_4329.jpg

Gary Mulkey 06-12-2016 11:50 AM

Thanks for taking us through the process. Beautiful!

Gary


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