Handcarved Burl Maple Knife

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Project by mc269 posted 07-27-2016 03:36 PM 1000 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been making a few cutting boards lately and thought why not make a few knives to go along with. This is my first knife and is made of burl maple and finished with a combo of mineral oil and beeswax.

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks

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#1 posted 07-27-2016 06:06 PM

Now that’s a KNOYF!

I’ve made several knifes for boards but they were smaller (I guess about 1/3rd yours). Be interested if this size is popular.
Good luck!

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#2 posted 07-27-2016 07:33 PM

I’ve made some smaller “butter spreaders” but nothing this big. Very Nice!!

-- --TCBig "Wisdom is knowing what path to take next. Integrity is taking it!"

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#3 posted 07-28-2016 08:53 AM

Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 07-28-2016 01:42 PM

That will not be effective for cheese. Could call it a mashed potato knife or something.

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#5 posted 07-28-2016 02:43 PM

Sorry, I may have given it the wrong label. Maybe call it just a kitchen knife…Yes, it is a pretty large knife, but it actually cuts well. I was surprised on how good of an edge you can hone on a piece of wood.

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks

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#6 posted 07-28-2016 03:17 PM

Yeah its nice. Shape for cheese needs straight edge, thin blade, and short blade (little depth from cutting edge to trailing edge). All about reducing friction with the cheez.

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#7 posted 08-06-2016 06:19 AM

Get a nice piece of hickory to hone it with.

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#8 posted 08-06-2016 08:59 PM

Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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