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Tiger Maple Camp Knives

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Project by JDBlades posted 06-17-2009 06:04 PM 1565 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two knives I made for friends’ birthdays. I bought knife blanks, and then attached and shaped tiger maple scales for the handles. Lots of sanding, followed by 5 coats of MinWax spar urethane, with steel wool between each coat. Not too bad for a first attempt – and my friends were thrilled.

-- I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it - Thomas Jefferson





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 06-17-2009 09:55 PM

Great projects that will be appreciated for a long time. Good job…...............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 06-17-2009 11:12 PM

A lot of you guys in the good old USA are really awe inspiringly talented I see whole websites concentrating on knives machining woodturning etc etc etc and am always impresed with the level of workmanship and shear ability so many have this is likewise so well done next time maybe you will show a few more pics,of your work regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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scrappy

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#3 posted 06-18-2009 02:40 AM

Great knifes. Love the tiger maple.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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JDBlades

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#4 posted 06-18-2009 06:20 AM

Thanks all – appreciate the kind words.

Alistair, I put up a couple more pictures that show the grain a little more clearly. Glad to see there’s a Scotsman on this site – I’ve been to Scotland twice, most recently this past December. Fantastic country, and I’ve always greatly enjoyed my time there.

-- I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it - Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 06-22-2009 05:24 AM

very nice knives love that maple

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#6 posted 10-27-2009 01:38 PM

Nice work, how did you make the sheath?

-- Jerry Miller

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JDBlades

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#7 posted 10-28-2009 02:00 AM

Thanks Jerry. Sheath was pretty basic – sketched out an outline around the knife of what I thought the dimensions would be, transferred the outline to the leather, cut it out, then glued the edges, punched holes for thread, stitched it up, put some beeswax on it, and voila. Turned out pretty well.

-- I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it - Thomas Jefferson

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