Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'knife'

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All about the process - Making an Ulu

06-17-2017 10:35 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I have made a couple of these Ulus and each time I try to figure out a way to make it better and quicker. The main shaping part is the time consuming part, figuring out the curves and measurements. This time I believe I nailed it. Check it out and subscribe.

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A super easy carving knife!

06-06-2017 08:11 PM by ShaunMeighan | 6 comments »

Hi folks! This weekend I made a simple carving knife out of an old jigsaw blade! Check it out. View on YouTube

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #13: Violin opening knife

01-08-2017 11:54 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

A violin opening knife is a very thin, semi-flexible wide-bladed tool used to separate the parts of a violin. The glue used to hold such instruments together is brittle and will let go under stress. Apparently that is a feature, not a flaw. For mine, I was too cheap and impatient to find a thin cheese knife, so I took a dollar store spackle knife and after removing the blade from the plastic handle and trimming it down, I sandwiched it between two pieces of mahogany with epoxy. Whe...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #5: Tiny knife/scraper

01-03-2017 11:59 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

While we’re on the subject of knives, this one, while it is a knife, will principally be used as a scraper in tight spaces. The blade began life as the awl in the cheap pocket knife that I mentioned a few posts ago. The handle is a scrap of white oak from the hardwood scrap drawer. (I have a hardwood scrap box as well.) The knife was finished with boiled linseed oil. Check out the other luthier tools I’ve made here:[link] Enjoy a few more pictures:

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #4: Knife

01-03-2017 09:51 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

The luthier’s knife looks very much to me like a common carpenter’s striking or marking knife. Be that as it may, I don’t have either, so I made one. I started with an old, dull 3/4 inch spade bit. I marked a 45 degree angle on it and grouned it down with my bench grinder, keeping it cool with frequent water dippings. I then used my belt grinder to put a bevel on one side of the blade. I honed it to sharpness on a whetstone. It’s not scary sharp, but it’s sharp. Fo...

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Handmade knifes #1: Japfin, knife no 59 - Japan meets Finland

11-29-2016 10:38 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Japfin, knife no 59Japan meets Finland As the headline explains, this is a try to make a knife that fusion the elegance of knifes from Japan and Finland (Lapland) and it’s knife no 59 in the line.My knife making is my meditation and after I started forging blades also, it has gotten a new dimension. The forge was fired up and a piece of spring becomes a blade by the anvil. Blade shaped as close to the final shape as possible.You can read more in the blacksmith blog: http://lumb...

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Easy Project: Knife

06-10-2016 01:41 AM by ShogunJimi | 0 comments »

In this video, I make a WoodCraft knife blank. Real easy project, but really fun to complete. Please enjoy the video.

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Carving a Welsh Love Spoon #3: The Heart-Shaped Bowl

09-04-2015 09:33 AM by Brit | 9 comments »

Now it is time to carve the bowl of the spoon. Since the top surface of the spoon bowl needs to be lowered somewhat and I will lose my drawing of the heart, I started by roughly shaping the perimeter of the bowl so I didn’t lose the shape. I also transferred my layout lines to the side of the spoon because I didn’t want to lose them either. I will need to remove wood from the top, bottom and sides of the twisted stem section also to gain better access when shaping the under...

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Knife reconstruction - my ancestor the pirate Jens Rasmussen

11-04-2014 09:57 PM by mafe | 21 comments »

Knife reconstructionmy ancestor the pirate Jens RasmussenOk, he might not be Jonny Depp and I have no idea from where my smile came, but this is what I come from, Jens Rasmussen and his wife, Jens are also known as the Pirate since he was captured at sea by the English and was prisoner at the Thames in England in a prison ship. At Odder museum in Jutland, Denmark, there are some of his stuff and amongst it are this little fine knife he made while he was prisoner in 1813-1814. I took a f...

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Stanley 5.5 blade knifes

07-16-2014 04:34 PM by mafe | 23 comments »

Stanley 5.5 blade knifeshanging out with my friend Ron I’m here in Scotland now, visiting my friend Jamie.Also have the chance to see a few of the lads from last year, one of them is Ron, Ron has a thing with knifes, so when he saw a knife I had made he said I could drop it of at his place…The day before Jamie showed me a old worn out Stanley 5.5 blade he had lying around.2+2=knife… ok I’m not a mathematician, more a magician I guess.So I said to Ron; ’ if you...

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