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Restored old knife

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 08-21-2017 12:32 AM 970 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several moths ago, my Brother in law gave me an old knife to put a new handle on for him. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/306530 I have to admit, I had so much fun doing this I had to do another. I searched flea markets and junk sales just trying to find the right one. I finally found it, and it looked like this:

It turned into quite a project, designed to be a learning knife and wow did I learn a lot. I won’t go into all the details as they are documented in my blog, but I made it harder then I should just to build the learning curve. It’s not perfect, a little misalignment in the scales but I am really happy with the way it came out. The handle is made from katalox with two stripes of maple and a center stripe of purpleheart. Thanks for checking this out and if interested, see my blog at http://lumberjocks.com/jeffswildwood/blog/108361 Also for more knife making adventures see the knife swap in progress.

If anyone has any information on the old knife, where made, age, anything I would really appreciate it.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".





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#1 posted 08-21-2017 12:34 AM

Beautifully done Jeff!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#2 posted 08-21-2017 01:05 AM

That sure did clean up nice, Jeff. Good work, and learning new tricks is always fun!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 08-21-2017 01:24 AM

Nicely done Jeff! That handle is awesome looking!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 08-21-2017 02:43 AM

Why buy a new knife when you can make a old one look like this and have fun doing it. Well done Jeff.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 08-21-2017 04:11 AM

Nice work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 08-21-2017 10:13 AM

Cool stripes- great work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 08-21-2017 11:25 AM

Love it buddy!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#8 posted 08-21-2017 11:43 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone. I really enjoyed doing this one. Lots of fun and lots of learning!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 08-21-2017 12:39 PM

You have done a very nice job on the restoration of this knife. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#10 posted 08-21-2017 02:07 PM

WOW …what a gorgeous knife …I only hope mine looks half as good for this upcoming SWAP….. think you still have time to join in all the fun of these SWAPS :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#11 posted 08-21-2017 02:19 PM

Well done. Good to see an old knife put back to service.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#12 posted 08-21-2017 06:04 PM

A really professional restoration Jeff. Nicely done.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#13 posted 08-21-2017 07:20 PM

Thanks for the comments guys! Tony, I think I will send jeffswildwood the E-mail and join. ;-))

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#14 posted 08-21-2017 09:36 PM

I knew you would make it look this nice. Great job Jeff!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#15 posted 08-21-2017 09:53 PM

Thanks buddy! I appreciate that.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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