5 Knives #9: Some times it's cold... Then it snows..

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Blog entry by AJM posted 03-04-2013 08:40 PM 1715 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So i unveiled my knife handle this morning.. The curly birch was glowing.. the purple heart lookes splendid.. i think i will leave the bird cherry to a picture. After all a picture is worth 1000 words.. (swear ones)

I guess the apple wood peg split it.. I knew i should have fitted it earlier..
-21 but sunny…. So like the weather this morning i take a negative and go for a positive.. I can do an article on rehandling/renewing a damaged knife.
After a bad start to the day with the knife handle and then I went to college learning.. (check this out) swedish in the third person. I got home relaxed.. Then I went to I went to my “uncles” tonight. He has a nice little forrest and turned out he is a hoarder too.
I am now a proud owner of some fine pieces of wood. willow, maple aspen, rowan, alder and birch.. And the birch is something I will have to photo tomorrow ar wood work i am going to cut and plane a few hand sized pieces.. best thing is it has been seasoned as fire wood.. and indoors for the last.. 8 months.. (some of the willow and aspen are 10 years in the box of i can do something with this) So the bits iI have are ready for some wood shop love.
I got some birch bark spacers too.. I will photo what i can tomorrow.. A new knife !! For “Uncle Kaj” (kye)

Thanks for checking in..


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

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 10:16 AM

You could try to stabilise the crack with epoxy. It should soak in and prevent further splitting.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#2 posted 03-05-2013 01:42 PM

I might try that as a temporary fix so i can use it this summer. I will show the handle to the word work teacher on night classes tonight.
I think trying to cut and rehandle the bad section would be a handy skill to have.
Thanks for the advice Jim

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

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