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Blog entry by Michael Anthony Zelonis posted 09-27-2014 11:49 AM 1168 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First time doing knife handles, knife with finger grips has curly maple handles, plain grip knife has maple burl handles. Worked first knife with gouges and file, sanded, then polished with well worn Abranet to a shine. Waiting to see what finish the client wants to apply.

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.



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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 02:07 AM

Very nice work. Great choice of wood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Michael Anthony Zelonis

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#2 posted 09-29-2014 10:15 PM

Actually Monte, I am being sub-contracted to do the carving, shaping, and finish sanding. the wood choice was not up to me, but I agree!!!

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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MadJester

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#3 posted 09-30-2014 05:28 AM

I discovered Abranet only in the last year…awesome stuff…and very versatile…I mounted some to a small hook and loop type sanding disk…great for shaping…the knives look great…

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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Michael Anthony Zelonis

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#4 posted 10-03-2014 10:46 PM

Hello Sue! I did too! bought some at a carving show in Charlotte, NC., six months later I gave it a try….now I am working through all my sandpaper so I can replace it with this stuff! Thanks on the knives, total of 7 to do.

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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MadJester

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#5 posted 10-04-2014 11:40 PM

Awesome Michael….I have tons of knives lined up waiting to get worked on…I figure they will be good winter projects…nice and small, no need to go outside to hit them with a quick coat of finish…I actually just bought a huge vintage two man saw blade…got it at a yard sale for five bucks…figured I can’t go terribly wrong with that!! LOL…I have a friend that has a forge, so I can harden and temper the blades too…just for fun….

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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