|Project by JDBlades||posted 07-07-2009 04:17 AM||1286 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
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.
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