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Chestnut Dymondwood Fillet Knife

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Project by JDBlades posted 07-07-2009 04:17 AM 1291 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this fillet knife for some family friends who recently retired and moved full time to their summer house on Cape Cod. I decided to use Dymondwood, which is a laminate made of many thin sheets of plywood glued together and compressed under however many pounds of pressure. It’s pretty close to waterproof, which I decided was an important feature for a knife that will be living close to water. I used chestnut colored Dymondwood with a thin blue fiber spacer on each side of the blade for a little flair. I added one quick coat of Minwax Tung Oil Finish to bring out the grain a little bit. This is the first time I’ve used Dymondwood, and while I really prefer “real” wood, it’s easy to work with and makes a nice handle when waterproofing is particularly important. Comments, questions, suggestions, good jokes and all other manner of verbiage welcome.

-- 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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#1 posted 07-07-2009 04:29 AM

Nice job. Where did you get the blade itself?

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#2 posted 07-07-2009 04:38 AM

Hi Chuck – I bought the blade from Texas Knife Co. (http://www.texasknife.com/vcom/product_info.php?products_id=596), although you can also get what looks to be the exact same thing from NorthCoast Knives (http://www.northcoastknives.com/northcoast_knives_Blades5.htm) for a bit cheaper.

-- 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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#3 posted 07-07-2009 05:13 AM

Nicely done JD.

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#4 posted 07-07-2009 05:45 AM

good job

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#5 posted 07-07-2009 02:23 PM

I’m a bit of an expert on fillet knives. This looks like you could circumcize a fruitfly with it. Looks like it would bend well. That’s important. I can take the sides off a walleye and cheeks and belly meat, and the walleye is still alive. I mean it will swim.

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#6 posted 07-08-2009 05:30 AM

JD thanks for the links. I really like damascus steel and the texas link has some nice blanks. I think a knife maybe be put on the project list.

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#7 posted 10-06-2009 04:34 PM

Great job on this. Beautiful workmanship.

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#8 posted 08-10-2010 08:16 PM

Very nice, wish i could make metal blades,,,

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