My second oldest daughter needs a birthday gift and I have only days to complete it. Don’t you love those last minute projects? She is into carving, but only has the carving set with the “end blades”. So why not build a carving knife.
So last knight I started with a block of pallet wood, a rod of 3/16 brass and a sawzall blade.
The shape I was going for is shown here:
From a piece of 2×4 i made a holder to keep the blade at a 10 degree angle to sharpen it on the water stone. This worked very well. The slot was cut on the band saw and with the screw in the top the blade would stay put.
-- rhykenologist and plant grower