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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-22-2018 08:45 PM 611 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two more projects started in Arizona an finished here in my shop.

The first one is a knife made from an old 10” saw blade that I threw away and Chuck Andrews talked me into cutting a knife out of it. I shaped it and he hardened in in his forge ( Thanks again, Chuck!!!) . I made the handle out of hard maple burl and I was going to put a brass hilt on it but decided to make the handle and hilt one piece. I put a couple 45-70 cartridges in the end to dress it up.
I took one in process shot:

The second one is a trivet I made for us to use in Az. I looked a long time for a round tile and found one in a shop in Old San Diego. I inserted it into a slab of mesquite with the bark removed. I put a plug in the tenon in the bottom to finish it off.

Both pieces are finished with Danish Oil and then buffed and waxed.

I have wall sheath completed for the knife out of some of that burl. I have 2 magnets in the back and will stick it to one of my shop cabinets so the knife is handy for cutting stuff in the shop. Here are the pics of the sheath:

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 04-22-2018 09:03 PM

Beautifully done!

Very NICE … COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 04-22-2018 09:27 PM

An extremely well made knife! I like the sun too, but, the knife is art show quality!

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

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 04-22-2018 09:34 PM

Two great projects Jim, like the idea of making the knife. The trivet looks bright and cheery. Well done

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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lew

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#4 posted 04-22-2018 09:47 PM

Love the grain pattern in that handle!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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bushmaster

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#5 posted 04-22-2018 10:12 PM

I like that idea with the cartridge, will remember that one if I ever make a knife. I had one made out of a power hacksaw blade, had the teeth on the top. lost it and was always going to make another.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Billfish

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#6 posted 04-23-2018 12:46 AM

Great looking knife Jim

Bill

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Cliff

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#7 posted 04-23-2018 02:20 AM

WOW !!!! Two Great Projects.

Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#8 posted 04-23-2018 03:27 AM

I am sure you have just started a run on round tiles! Beautiful projects, Jim.

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 04-23-2018 09:03 AM

Great job Jim, you never cease to amaze me with your projects.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 04-23-2018 12:07 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I have the sheath done and it is oiled and drying.

Hi Brian, I have a lot of cartridges and I received the larger caliber ones from LJ Hillbillyshooter ( Thank you , John)

Hi Candy, I hope others can find round tiles if they want them. I looked in a lot of Southwest shops and this is the only place I could find one and it was not cheap!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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majuvla

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#11 posted 04-24-2018 06:09 AM

This natural looking trivet is so nice, interesting and unique.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 04-24-2018 12:34 PM

Thanks Ivan. That round tile is typical of the southwest art in the US. I thought it would be so fitting to put it in some southwest wood, too.

cheers, my friend…....Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ANATOLII MATIASHCHUK

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#13 posted 04-24-2018 07:37 PM

WOW. Great knife Jim. And the handle of the knife looks very beautiful

-- Anatolii UKRAINE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJuV0Qghalv8QkgY8XJPkSg

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 04-24-2018 11:14 PM

Thanks, Anatolii!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 04-25-2018 12:47 AM

Nice looking knife, Jim.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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