|Project by TheJollyCarver||posted 07-05-2016 03:52 PM||421 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Here is a Cheeseboard and cheese knife that I made out of purpleheart.
Everything I make, I make solely with hand tools.
I had bought a piece of purpleheart about 4 1/2 feet long, 4 inches thick and 8 inches wide. I cut off a 10 inch section and used a hand saw to rip it down the center. Then I planed it all with a hand plane, used a brace and bit with a hold saw to cut out the hole and rounded the one corner by just cutting off the tip of the corner and rounded it with a rasp. Then it was a case of sanding everything down with a sanding block and a variety of grits.
The cheese knife was mostly just carved out using a pocket knife and another old carving knife that I had gotten from my mother. (seriously, this knife is OLD). I used a rasp and files to do the final shaping and to get the “blade” as thin and sharp as I could. Then, once again, just sanded everything down with escalating grits. Finished both off with a mixture of mineral oil and bee’s wax (about 70-30 oil to wax)
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