Carving a carving knife #2: Finishing up the first carving knife

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Blog entry by PaBull posted 10-23-2010 06:20 PM 3116 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It is not always nice to have to stop a project because it is bed time, but it does give you a better perspective view the next morning.

Before having this sharp object in your project, I figured I might as well do most of the shaping before the glue up.

What I am not sure of is how big to make the handle. It seem too big, but I’ll make an other one after this anyway.

I used the Elmer’s Epoxy. I hope this stuff will be strong enough t hold this together. Remember this is the first knife I put together.

Next morning, time to do some more shaping and sanding.

A little of that blue tape goes a long way in protecting my dear fingers from the knife.

Time for the finish. I am using tung oil and polyurethane.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#1 posted 10-23-2010 10:10 PM

Really nice, some one will be really happy.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 10-24-2010 12:48 AM

I will tell you all about it after this weekend. She came home from college for the weekend for her birthday.
Thanks Mad.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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