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rebuilding an old knife #6: The finish line, last entry!

08-15-2017 08:39 PM by jeffswildwood | 14 comments »

Well it rained all day here. So what do I do? Let’s finish this old knife. When I left off I had the scales glued and ready to go. First task was to trim off the brass. It’s at this point that I found out the dremel is my friend. Made short work of the trim. Next was a trip to the band saw to get things close. I took Bill and Ken’s advice and attempted to make a natural bolster in the handle. So far it look’s like it will work out. Looks like I got a lot ...

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rebuilding an old knife #4: Finally back to the scales

08-11-2017 09:31 PM by jeffswildwood | 7 comments »

Hello everyone. Sorry it’s been so long since my last update, things have been busy. I only work on this when I have a chance and I finally got back to it. Since last time I finally got back to cutting parts for the scales. I got the katalox pieces cut and pieces of the purple heart and maple. Did some test fitting for size. I should have spent more time here and put more thought into the walnut and purple heart pieces. Making them longer and more even would help later. I now dec...

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Knife for my daughter

07-05-2017 04:19 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

Knife for my daughtershe’s a grown up now… My sweet little daughter is still sweet, but not small any more.She is turning 18 on the 17 this month but we already celebrated her big day a month early, so friends and family would not yet be on holiday. Half a year ago, she told me that when she was turning 18, she would be happy to get one of my hand made knifes. She felt it was time for a new and more adult, than the kids knife I gave her ten years ago or so and I agreed to th...

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rebuilding an old knife #3: Starting the scales

07-04-2017 06:27 PM by jeffswildwood | 11 comments »

Hello to everyone who is following this thread. Not had much of a chance to work on the old knife in a bit but finally had a chance today. I have a plan how I want the handle to look, a bit ambitious but maybe doable. I got some wood in from Hokieken (thank you buddy) and the ideas went crazy. Here is a basic sketch of what I really want to try. Instead of just a basic handle I want a “layering” in the middle. At first thought I said to myself “are you crazy”? The m...

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All about the process - Making an Ulu

06-17-2017 10:35 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

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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