|Project by Tom O'Brien||posted 12-25-2009 02:05 AM||1108 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
My daughter asked me to make some wood-handled cheese knives, so I surprised her with this set of four, made with handles of birds-eye maple. The blades are stainless from Sheffield, England. I blackened the decorative grooves in the handles by using the edge of a laminate sample (Formica, I thnk) from the home store. The laminate samples are free for the asking, and a lot cheaper than the music-wiire versions available from tool suppliers. The disadvantage of the laminate is that it comes in only one thickness. The handles are finished with paste wax, applied and buffed on the lathe. They are silky smooth to the touch.
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