Scandinavian lag knife DIY
Or Mike meets Mads again…
Updated 1 Februar 2011.
So my go on the lag knife, Scandinavian style:
The lag knife.
I cut it roughly to shape, turned the round part for the ferrule on the lathe, added some curves and shaped it with a spokeshave, finish with a sraper and then linsed oil and beeswax.
I added a ferrule, and then drilled three holes next to each other with a long drill..
Rasped out the wood between the holes.
Even out of focus…
Mixed and heated some epoxy.
Heated so it becomes thin floating and can run easy into the thin hole
The knife blade goes in, and I hammer on a piece of wood not to break the tip of the blade.
(And yet I actually did… So I needed a little regrinding).
Here you see it set, and you can see the broken tip…
Since I cut my self twice, I decided to make a mushroom sheet for it.
Once so deep that there was a cascade of blood that spread over the tools, floor and my sharpener… Nothing serious just the tip of the finger where it always bleed a lot.
Here the Scandinavian way, from my sketchbook.
And here how to make the little tool.
Hope this can be useful, perhaps even someone will try and make a knife.
And to post it so we can all see it.
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.