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Osage Orange knife handle

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Project by Tappar posted 11-24-2015 01:54 AM 1091 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Check out the video here:
https://youtu.be/9XfvirWNWZA

I think I’m finally starting to get wipe on poly. In the past I had been trying to really saturate and let a thick coat dry on the wood which was getting me a kind of hazy appearance. If you check out my saw restore I did with the same piece of wood https://youtu.be/DOGlverQ-TA you can see how much darker it went. I actually buffed that after application to get it a bit more presentable and I still don’t think it turned out as well.

Instead of the thick coats, I sanded up through the grits to 600 then let the first coat soak in and wiped it off/let it dry within 5 min. I followed up with two more very light coats the next day sanding with 800 in between.

And yes thats a different blade in the beginning, I ended up switching after I got into the project.

Enjoy!





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#1 posted 11-24-2015 12:21 PM

Your knife build video was excellent. Thanks for the show!

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#2 posted 11-24-2015 01:26 PM

Thank you for the video. You produced a very nice knife.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 11-24-2015 04:21 PM

Where did you get the hollow rivets for the handle?

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#4 posted 11-24-2015 07:39 PM

Thank you guys, I really appreciate it :)


Where did you get the hollow rivets for the handle?

- Knothead62

Its just hollow brass tube from my local hardware store, it seems like the smaller (non big box stores) in my area seem to have a better selection.

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#5 posted 11-24-2015 07:59 PM

Great Job!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#6 posted 11-24-2015 11:48 PM

Beuatiful wood. Good job.

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#7 posted 11-25-2015 02:27 AM

Really nice knife! A couple of comments:
Where did you get the knife blank?
Great video but PLEASE clamp the workpiece (knife) when drilling! It’s only a matter of time when it gets caught and spins at the same RPM as your drillpress.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#8 posted 11-25-2015 01:49 PM

I really like Osage Orange, I have been making bows for the past couple years out of it, and I wish more people knew about it and how gorgeous the wood is. Granted it is difficult to find larger stock, but still I feel it is under utilized. Great job Tappar.

-- The day I know it all, is the day I die.

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#9 posted 12-09-2015 04:12 AM

Good call! I got the knife blanks from a guy on ebay: premium knife supply. They are chinese but have all been of pretty good quality and held an edge much better than the cheap knives I have purchased in the past from stores.


Really nice knife! A couple of comments:
Where did you get the knife blank?
Great video but PLEASE clamp the workpiece (knife) when drilling! It s only a matter of time when it gets caught and spins at the same RPM as your drillpress.

- Randy_ATX

That would be pretty amazing to see! The only part I haven’t liked with this piece is the blond streak, the lighter part starts to look a little ‘dirty’ when finished. I have a chunk of curly Osage orange i’m trying to figure out what to do with next, it’s gorgeous and I can’t wait to see it finished with something super high gloss.


I really like Osage Orange, I have been making bows for the past couple years out of it, and I wish more people knew about it and how gorgeous the wood is. Granted it is difficult to find larger stock, but still I feel it is under utilized. Great job Tappar.

- Brawny

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