Drawknives restore and MaFe’s sheath types.
we are back in Gepetto’s tool cabinet.
Some old drawknives from E-bay, it might seem to be trash, but with a little work they are back to life.
Also I will show how to make a ‘sheath.
This blog is dedicated to Andy (Brit) since I know he have a few on his way these days.
Old stuff price a few Euros, and it is often possible to make buys like this.
I know ‘trash to some’ priceless to others (me by the way).
Another piece of scrap from a trashed parasol.
Marking the center.
Rock and roll.
I must warn you I am quite a beginner in turning so there might be different ways.
If you have a handle you like take the main measures and transfer to the new handle.
I just made one out of imagination first and will now make one the same.
I freehand the rest.
Quite close, close enough…
I said it! I’m a beginner . lol.
And a piece of steel wire while it spins will burn the wood so you get a color there.
Learned this trick here on LJ.
Yes I’m serious, this makes a fine surface.
(Even I don’t try to make it perfect here since it is a tool handle).
Now I apply some polish with a little color inside, this for a polish and some patina.
Ok when I see this now I think I was too fast on the sanding…
But it’s a tool and this will give some grip.
Linseed oil, I love that stuff.
Spin – this is a finish that will last on a handle.
We got handles.
Then just another bunch.
Different types for different types of shaves, small once small handles that fit in the palm of your hand, big knifes bigger handles that you hold in the hand and can give a good strong pull.
We got handles.
I will split up the blog here for the slow internet connections.
Hope again to be able to share some energy, to perhaps even inspire others to bring some old tools back to life,
Best of thoughts,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.