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Project by Derfss2003 posted 08-09-2016 04:12 PM 754 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is my first ever Knife handle and Gift Box. So lots of new things that I learned.

Knife:
I watch a few YouTube videos and thought I should make a knife handle this will be fun(Famous last words right). I started with a knife blank from Zhen. I choose the kitchen Knife because I liked the size of it. Found a piece of ebony that I liked and started the project. So with some sanding and more sanding and more sanding this is what I came up with.

Gift Box:
Started life as a Birch 1×4 from Lowes. It was left over from another project. I planed it down to 1/4 inch. First time using my new Dewalt 6 inch planner :). Box is put together with half lap joints. The top is a sliding top with a thumb hole to be able to push open once closed. Inside I cut some form to hold the knife.

-- Love the smell of snow in the morning.





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 08-09-2016 04:14 PM

Very well done!

-- just rjR

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lew

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#2 posted 08-10-2016 02:16 PM

That’s a beauty!

I’ve found that when sharpening the Zen blades, they really work well at a 15° angle.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Derfss2003

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#3 posted 08-10-2016 02:41 PM

yea according to their site it should be between 10-15 angle

-- Love the smell of snow in the morning.

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KeepOnLearnin

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#4 posted 08-10-2016 05:38 PM

Very cool! And nice work on the box.

I have that same blade standing by for some scales here. Bought some stabilized wood that turned out to have too many/too big voids throughout, so I’m waiting for another piece of wood to inspire me. My first knife (also a Zhen) was a paring knife. I made scales out of spalted oak from a tree we lost a few years ago.

Thanks to you, I think I’ll start looking for wood again.

-- Mark - Keep-On-Learnin' :)

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Derfss2003

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#5 posted 08-10-2016 05:52 PM

thanks. I was thinking of getting a few more of their blades and making a full set. If I do I will also need to find the perfect piece for the whole set :)

-- Love the smell of snow in the morning.

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KeepOnLearnin

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#6 posted 08-10-2016 06:06 PM

Matching wood would be very good. Unfortunately for me, there is no more of that spalted available from my tree. She says she doesn’t mind and would be happy with other woods.

-- Mark - Keep-On-Learnin' :)

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#7 posted 08-10-2016 07:02 PM

I love Damascus and have one waiting for a handle too.
Be careful with oil and foam.. I’ve had a few bad experiences (I assume your knife has oil on it)

-- "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" Wooden

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Derfss2003

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#8 posted 08-11-2016 05:12 AM

Yea it has butcher block conditioner. A mix of mineral oil and wax. I will keep an eye on it and see what happen. So far two days in the box and seems fine.

-- Love the smell of snow in the morning.

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