|Project by ryanlbowen||posted 04-16-2015 09:42 PM||1079 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
A buddy was going on a fishing trip and asked that I make him a nice handle for this filet knife. He threw in a blade for me as a thanks, so I made two handles – one out of a really nice figured walnut and the other from birdseye maple. Unfortuantely, a lot of the birdseye was removed during shaping, but I love it anyway.
I don’t know the proper finish for handles, but I went with 1-2 coats of shellac, then repeated coats of beeswax/mineral oil. Seems to be holding up well so far.