|Project by Lemongrasspicker||posted 03-31-2017 01:56 PM||522 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
If you don’t mind some random rambling you can see the grain much better in the video here
This project was one that I had wanted to do for a while. One of my dreams is to be a tool maker along with my luthiery work.
And as with all things in order to make your dreams happen you have to take small steps. And this was one tool that I really needed so I thought, why not make it?
It’s pretty simple, just some figured maple with an ebony spacer in the middle. The blade is from Mora knives.
The blade is nice because of the scandi style grind, this particular type of edge profile really bits into the wood and gives you a tremendous cutting edge even if it’s not shaving sharp. The ease of sharpening is a great benefit as well.
You could call this knife a Sloyd (and that would probably be the most appropriate) but it’s intended use is as a luthier/violin knife. The narrow blade makes it excellent for cuts in hard to reach places like violin scrolls and guitar soundhole edges.
The profile is simple and follows alot of the characteristics of the violin knives of the old masters. With some added things like keeping the body semi-squared off to prevent it from rolling onto the floor and chipping or breaking the edge.
The box I made from a broken guitar top, spruce is good stuff and I didn’t want to waste the material.
As for the finish I just used Tung Oil. It’s just too easy to apply and gives a wonderful look that I love.
Thanks for reading, have an awesome day!