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Project by McLeanVA posted 07-02-2015 12:46 PM 2454 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tried my hand at some scale making. Species used were claro walnut, peruvian walnut, maple burl, padauk, and maple/walnut veneer. Used brass pins and 30 minute epoxy to set the scales onto the blades. Finished with multiple coats of Tru Oil and buffed out on the Beall lathe system. Not flawless, but really turned out solid.

Hope it inspires some of you to give it a try.

Once I buff out the steel blades, they will be ready for their new homes.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.





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Roger

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#1 posted 07-02-2015 01:04 PM

A family that cuts together…........stays together…. Wow! I like em

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Mike_from_Buffalo

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#2 posted 07-02-2015 01:55 PM

They look great! Can I ask where you got the knife blades from?

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."

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McLeanVA

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#3 posted 07-02-2015 02:03 PM

Sure Mike. Woodcraft sells them. They come with set screws, but I toss them out in favor of cutting brass pins.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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dlgWoodWork

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#4 posted 07-02-2015 02:19 PM

Those look great. I think the Padauk one is my favorite (2nd picture, middle one)

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#5 posted 07-02-2015 04:12 PM

well done, someday maybe I will try this

-- Joe, Ga

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#6 posted 07-02-2015 04:44 PM

No favorites here, they are all beautiful, the wood combinations are great, and the brass pins certainly adds richness

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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mafe

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#7 posted 07-02-2015 08:48 PM

Looks really fine.
Now it’s time to play with leather. ;-)
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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McLeanVA

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#8 posted 07-02-2015 08:49 PM

Mads – It’s on the list of skills to learn. Would make for a complete project. Then I’ll need to learn how to forge/shape/grind steel.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 07-02-2015 09:50 PM

Great work, they all look really nice. Love the wood choice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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nonickswood

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#10 posted 07-03-2015 11:31 AM

They look Beautiful! Nice work.

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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#11 posted 07-03-2015 11:52 AM

The knives look great!

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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mafe

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#12 posted 07-06-2015 12:53 AM

You can take a look here; http://www.felding.net/7knifemaking1.html how I make the sheaths.
Yes I also need to get into that forging part…
Did make a few knifes from recycle plane iron and other stuff, that’s quite easy, just keep it cool.
You can look in my projects.
Smiles,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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