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Project by MikeB_UK posted 09-26-2017 09:36 AM 877 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Set of knives, sappy teak handles.

Inspired by the knife swap I decided to wade in and have a go at making some knives.
Fairly happy with them for a first attempt, shaping the handles took a lot longer than I expected

The last shot is the mandatory tools used shot.

As always feel free to rip in and tell me what I did wrong :)

-- I've worked out how to sharpen, now how do you get blood out of pine?





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curiosity

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#1 posted 09-26-2017 10:07 AM

I have made a few knife handles using my cnc but never added the metal component to it. In AU its illegal to carry them anyways so making just the handles is fun enough.. Nice knives

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EricTwice

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#2 posted 09-26-2017 10:31 AM

well done!

did you grind your own blades, or are they from a supplier? (not that it matters either way)

I usually rough mine out on a power sander (edge sander, OSS and disk) much faster and then finish by hand.

what did you use as a finish?

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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MikeB_UK

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#3 posted 09-26-2017 10:45 AM

@curiosity, yep illegal to carry here in the UK as well (Illegal to carry without a good reason at least)

@EricTwice, blade blanks are from a supplier (https://www.heinnie.com if anyone in the UK wants knife blanks).
I don’t use any power tools so the roughing out was with a coping saw.
I used yacht varnish as a finish, should stand up to anything I can throw at them.

-- I've worked out how to sharpen, now how do you get blood out of pine?

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MikeB_UK

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#4 posted 09-26-2017 11:12 AM

@curiosity instead of just making the handles you could make a blade blank out of wood and use that.
That’s what I did for a practice prior to using the steel blanks.

Wooden practice knife

-- I've worked out how to sharpen, now how do you get blood out of pine?

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jeffswildwood

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#5 posted 09-26-2017 12:15 PM

Very nice Mike! All three are excellent. Well done!

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

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HokieKen

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#6 posted 09-26-2017 01:39 PM

Gorgeous set Mike!

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

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 09-26-2017 02:34 PM

You did a beautiful job on these knives.

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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#8 posted 09-26-2017 02:34 PM

Great work!

-- Pete

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#9 posted 09-26-2017 03:20 PM

Awesome. I need to try this.

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

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MikeB_UK

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#10 posted 09-27-2017 11:15 AM

Cheers all

Easier than I thought it would be TBH, although more sanding than I like.

-- I've worked out how to sharpen, now how do you get blood out of pine?

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