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My first stab at Knives....

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Project by chrisirving posted 12-21-2017 11:32 AM 1094 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished my last Christmas presents, they are a machete with a bubinga handle, two 30 year old Chicago Cutlery knives with new mahogany handles, the smaller knives are burled maple, spalted maple, walnut and bubinga. I made a few Christmas tree sled ornaments out of the tiny pieces of scrap I had left over
All the knives have brass pins in them They have around 25 coats of Tru-oil on them thanks to my wife. Hopefully they will hold up for years to come. She also made leather sheaths for the knives
This was my first stab at knives, lots of fun!





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Tennessee

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#1 posted 12-21-2017 12:40 PM

I’ve thought about making knife handles on pre-made blades a lot, but have not gotten around to it.
I really like your work.
The Tru-Oil finish, I used the same finish for the last five years on the guitars I used to build, holds up like iron.
25 coats! I put about 14-16 on the guitars.

Nice job. May have to rethink my handle project wishes.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 12-21-2017 02:34 PM

darn good stab – just sayin’

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 12-21-2017 02:45 PM

Great looking handles.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 12-21-2017 04:09 PM

Very Nice Knives! Nicely done!

Rick

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 12-21-2017 04:19 PM

wow youve been busy.a real nice collection of knives that im sure will make the recipients very happy.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 12-21-2017 05:10 PM

Looks great, Woodcraft sells some really nice knife kits that are good quality.

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ralbuck

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

Staying a cut above the rest of us. GREAT JOB.

I also like the sneaky little sliders very much too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 12-21-2017 08:21 PM

Wow! What a great collection of beautiful knives. You have done a wonderful job on every one of these.

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

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

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#9 posted 12-21-2017 10:37 PM

First try? Looks like you been doing them for years! Beautiful set.

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

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DeLayne Peck

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#10 posted 12-22-2017 08:31 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship. Make some more, Chop-chop!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#11 posted 12-22-2017 10:49 AM

Outstanding…

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