5 Knives #8: -9 Shaping Sanding.

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Blog entry by AJM posted 03-03-2013 06:57 PM 1370 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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-9in the workshop so speed was the key today….

Tweaked my belt sander and started to cut the shapes in to the knife handle this is for a right hander.

I was quite pleased with the shaping so i thought I would try a quick hand sander rub down to take some edges out. This went well. So out came the 120 grit and a frantic rub around. I was starting to be really happy.. 600 grit.. over enthusiasium.. dropped back to 400 grit now this really did work some wonders..

So now it is time to start sealing the wood.. I use tung oil as this is nice and easy to use.. i have put a coat on.. and i am letting it dry in doors.
tomorrow i will wire wool the coating and apply a second coat..

Odd things that happened today.. got given a 2 year piece of seasoned juniper
even scarier then that some one gave me a well seasoned section of curly birch..

Thanks for reading!

-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.

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#1 posted 03-03-2013 08:48 PM

I think I will say this again. When you shape a knife its a feeling. you put it in your hand. it feels right. but you know when using this type of knife you need to apply pressure with a thumb in certain spots. If it is your knife do this. Over exagerate the notches/dents. when you hand sand the shapes soften.
I was so cold earlier I want to add this as a sub note.
thanks for looking


-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.

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