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Very large Wax Maple knife

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Project by foxcrafts posted 05-25-2010 01:45 PM 1249 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got busy yesterday morning and completed the detail work on a 17 3/4” long knife. The wax maple is very dense, so it weighs 13.1 oz. Black leather dye gives it a sinister look.





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sras

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#1 posted 05-25-2010 04:55 PM

I have never heard of wax maple. Interesting. Are these knives purely decorative?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 05-25-2010 04:57 PM

Super job a unique project

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foxcrafts

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#3 posted 05-25-2010 05:26 PM

Thanks for the comments from Steve and Jim. The knives and blades were conceived as artistic renditions of ancient tools. I wouldn’t know where to begin creating blades using the flint knapping process. There re some extremely talented flint knappers out there. Scott Silsby, chief among them. I’ve learned to guide a Dremel tool fairly well. The wax maple wood is very dense. If you hold a prestolite flame near the wood, it heats up the resin which oooses out as a clear liquid waxy substance. I’m sure there’s a more proper name for this type of wood.
I’m not sure what it is. It is most enjoyable getting support and incentive from the site members. Thank you!

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#4 posted 05-25-2010 11:37 PM

I can’t find any mention of Wax Maple anywhere on the net….....maybe I need a better search engine!

-- Keep your fingers where the knife blade aint.

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#5 posted 05-28-2010 05:09 AM

Cool projects! Great ideas, well done. Beautiful, love seeing your designs….....................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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