The knives arrived.. this is my first blog and i thought it should be a useful one.
I am making 5 knives I have a photo of the materials i will use in the first few. I will try and take a lot of pictures to explain what i am doing,
so first picture is gathering equipment
As you can see it is chaos.. I have epoxy, tap and die (spelling) set files 3.5mm drill shiny bolsters. 2 carbon 3 stainles steal blanks. a few thin slices of curly birch some apple wood and elk horn.
1 x Bolster R 24 (3571 B) = 1,40 EUR
1 x Karesuando SS 80 (5330) = 10,10 EUR
2 x Lauri Carbon 95 (5105) = 17,00 EUR
4 x Bolster V 24 (3570 N) = 5,60 EUR
2 x Lauri 95 SS (5133) = 20,20 EUR
elk horn = 5,00 EUR (flee market)
Black leather = ,50c (fleemarket pair of leather boots)
some of the bits are left over from the first kit i bought on Brisa,fi
This morning i cut some apple wood to spacer and grip size i gave it a light sand on the sander so you can see the colours as we go along. the elk horn was cut to about 7mm spacers and a few 15mm spacers.
I will also put out a small plea for help now. Brisa charge alot of money for a little bit of walnut and oak or other exotic woods.. if possible and if any one wants to send me 4cm x 3cm x 2cm cube shaped pieces of”exotic” wood. That i could use on these projects it would be greatly appreciated.
A photo of each type of blank i am using.
-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.