|Project by Levex||posted 10-20-2015 11:16 PM||1347 views||7 times favorited||4 comments|
Continuing on with my previous post about making myself some bowl carving tools, here is the draw knife I recently built.
I made it from a lawn mower blade I picked up at a local thrift store for $5. Unlike the hook knife, I didn’t bother heat treating this blade. I simply straightened out the original bends made by the manufacturer with my torch and ground out the cutting edge and handle tangs with a bench grinder and angle grinder.
For the handles I again used some oak scraps, brass pins, and 2 part epoxy. I even threw some stain on the handles to pretty it up, (was like putting perfume on a pig I’m afraid).
It’s definitely not too pretty but it does a good job at stripping bark and cutting through green wood.