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Project by PaBull posted 10-25-2010 04:41 PM 4357 views 17 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I made my daughters birthday yesterday. She was very happy with the knife I made for her. She took it along to college.

I used pallet wood for the handle, and God only knows what wood this is. I used an old sawzall for the blade, and is that stuff hard. I used 3/16 brass rods, this is were most of the money went. And I glued it together with Elmer’s epoxy.

The name tag, or whatever you want to call it, is a “waterslide decal” (third picture). I just got these in over the weekend, and this is the first project I am using it on. I like it. It’s better than a branding iron, because I can change it every time depending on what project it is for.

Please notice my signature nail hole. If I use pallet wood, I will show a nail hole too!

Sharpening the knife was a challange. I had to make a jig for it.
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I drilled the holes. Again, this steel is very hard, I had to be careful with my drill bit.

I posted 2 blogs to show how I struggled my way through the making of this thing. The first one Carving a carving knife and the second one Finishing up the first carving knife.

Be good. Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower





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Eric in central Florida

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#1 posted 10-25-2010 05:34 PM

Very nice.
I bet she loves it and the reclaimed wood works just as well as expensive, purchased stock.
That is all I use.
Thank you for sharing your talent.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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PaBull

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#2 posted 10-25-2010 05:49 PM

Eric, nice to know there are more LJ’s who use reclaimed pallet wood. As I have told in other posts, my wife is a fanatic quilter. In her world the do a “fat quarter” swap. I could see a LJ’s “reclaimed pallet wood” swap.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Houtje

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#3 posted 10-25-2010 06:19 PM

Een prachtig mes.
Mijn handen kunnen niet wachten om eraan te beginnen,
Ik gebruik altijd gebruikt hout en pallethout.Er zitten soms prachtige exemplaren tussen.
Vanmiddag nog een wagen vor met eiken vloerdelen gehaald uit een container.

Ga zo door Bas

A beautifull knife.
My hands can wait to start.
I allways use reclamed wood or pallet wood.
Sometimes you have beauty’s between them.
This afternoon I pick up a car full of aok floorparts out of the dumpster.

Keep on going

Houtje

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PaBull

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#4 posted 10-25-2010 06:27 PM

Bedankt houtje, maar ik ben weer effe klaar met projecten, ik moet nu eerst weer de floer van het balkon schilderen.

Thanks Woody, but i will be done with my projects for a while, I need to finish the floor of my porch first.

Be good, Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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mafe

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#5 posted 10-25-2010 06:34 PM

So nice.
I will have to try this, I’m so inspired. Have made many knifes, but not carving knifes.
Beautiful work you have done.
Where did you buy the waterslide logo’s? On line? Can you mail me the link please.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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PaBull

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#6 posted 10-25-2010 06:41 PM

Thanks Mafe, or Mad, or Mads, here you go:
CAROL’S CREATIONS
carolcreations@comcast.net
http://stores.ebay.com/CAROLS-CREATIONS-OF-UTAH
It was a first for me.

And thanks for your nice comments.
Be good, Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Abbott

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#7 posted 10-25-2010 06:46 PM

That is some real nice work. I really like your choice of materials as well. Very skilled.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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mafe

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#8 posted 10-25-2010 07:07 PM

Thank you!

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Div

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#9 posted 10-25-2010 08:21 PM

Nice work and you did a great job on that blade. Good idea to use an old sawzall blade!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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PaBull

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#10 posted 10-25-2010 08:29 PM

Thanks Div, sawzall blades are a dime a dozen. Check the blog too: http://lumberjocks.com/PaBull/blog/18813 for more details.

Mad, you are very welcome.

Abbott, it’s like making planes, or drinking beer, you can not stop with one.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Skylark53

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#11 posted 10-26-2010 02:28 AM

Great job. Ditto on the materials used and the superb skills required. Your daughter, no doubt will treasure it.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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PaBull

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#12 posted 10-26-2010 04:37 PM

Thanks Sky, and yes she will treasure it very much.
Pabull.
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-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Abbott

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#13 posted 10-26-2010 05:45 PM

I just had to stop in (again) to say that your project has really made an impression on me with the combination of skill and materials. Outstanding!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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