Some of My Custom Made Carving Knives

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Project by BigFoot Products Canada posted 10-28-2010 03:27 PM 3468 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would post some pictures of some of my custom made carving knives. These are mostly made out of Deer and Moose Antler (some I have carved faces into others I have used my Laser to Engrave them.) What I’ve used on a lot of them are Xacto-Knife balde holders that I have cut the shafts off of and inserted them into my handles. This is excellent because you can remove the blades and replace them with any type of Xacto Blade. So if one gets dull just replace it.

The Celtic Cross is something I just finished out of Moose Antler. It’s not a knife..:)

I’ve also posted a pic of a Mini-Lathe that I am restoring. It’s made by the VENDALL Machine Company although I have not been able to find any information at all on the manufacturer. It was in aweful shape when I got it. It looks a whole lot better now.

These are all Light Duty Knives. I have several sets of the high end store bought carving tools but I use these for detail work etc. I also do a lot of Power Carving, mostly to do the rough outs with.

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#1 posted 10-28-2010 03:56 PM

Those are great ! Very nice work, and a great idea with the X-acto fittings..

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 10-28-2010 04:07 PM

they look great David , then it just a matter of what your hands tast is :—)
and the x-acto knifes is a great for light work and marking

take care

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#3 posted 10-28-2010 05:18 PM

Those look great, good work!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#4 posted 10-28-2010 06:42 PM

awesome!!! great idea!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#5 posted 10-28-2010 06:49 PM

Those are beautiful handles. You do nice work.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 10-28-2010 07:40 PM

Really beautiful handles, you are really full od talent.
I have just yesterday cut a large exatoknife handle of to give it a new handle (it was red plastic).
Now I’m full of inspiration, I have made knifes before, and see now the lmissing link!
Thank you,
best thoughts,

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

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#7 posted 10-28-2010 09:56 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 10-28-2010 11:04 PM

Your knives looks really nice. Can you post a picture of the laser ?
That lathe is looking really good. AN oldtimer but much more stabil and strong build that many of them we can get today. If you ever get tired of it just send it to Denmark :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#9 posted 10-29-2010 01:40 AM

Very special, love them….................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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