Jamies two face knife
perhaps the brother knife…
Hi LJ’s, I have been offline for a while, had a wonderful summer, but ran out of energy at the end.
As some of you know I have chronically pains and this combined with too much happening, kind of got me at the end (two sides).
So I have been comfortably numb for a while (pale face)...
Now I try to take little steps and let life run in the veins again and what is better than to share a little on LJ.
As many of you know I visited my friend Jamie in Scotland.
Just before going I made my self a knife for my carving tools and brought that with me.
While I was in Scotland I made another knife with a friend Ron there and so I decided that Jamie should have the one I brought, so it is now Jamies knife I picture here. ;-) Life is sweet.
Starting of with a piece of cocobolo, a wonderful piece with sapwood giving it a twist.
So I decided to call it the two face knife.
I had a Japanese knife blade, that I thought was suited for the wood, it is laminated and so I thought it was a good match to the two faces.
Next I placed the blade in the wood, this you can see more about in some of the other blogs I made.
Once the blade it was in the block it was time for design, I wanted to make a small knife for carving, and the handle should have a good grip and be nice to work with in all directions.
sawing out the shape on the band saw.
Then roughly the curves.
Final shaping was done on the Supersander wheel, I have said it before; ‘I love that Supersander’.
With this knife I will not try to make it all smooth, it is a carving knife, so I think it suits it to have the marks from the making, so I just go up grid in hand all the way to 600 and then polish of with compound on wheels.
Next is for safety and transport, I give it a small sheath.
To safe my arms I drill the holes for sewing.
That’s the knifes sapwood side.
Cocobolo as we know it.
Jamies two face knife.
If some of you want to know more about making knifes, I have made this: tutorial .
Once again thank you for a wonderful visit Jamie, I am with you all there, even I am fare away, this blog is for bringing smiles.
Perhaps it can inspire others to make knifes.
The best of my thoughts,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.