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Project by mc269 posted 09-20-2018 02:02 PM 1226 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hand made wooden knife I made from a scrap piece of curly maple. Just thought it would look kind of neat, I mean, who else has a wooden knife like this? :)

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 09-20-2018 03:36 PM

Looks great and will be a very fine PIE cutter!

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

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DeLayne Peck

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#2 posted 09-20-2018 03:36 PM

Very neat. Great display item.

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

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#3 posted 09-20-2018 04:07 PM

Hand carved!! – that’s pretty awesome. Beautiful choice of wood as well.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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mpounders

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#4 posted 09-20-2018 06:34 PM

Wooden implements are great for things like cutting pies or cornbread! They also won’t scratch non-stick pots and pans like metal utensils. Looks great!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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Bill_Steele

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#5 posted 09-20-2018 07:21 PM

Very nice! I think your carving skills are very good. It looks exactly like a knife and the proportions are spot on. I’ve never done any carving—I would think figured Maple is tough to carve—is that true?

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mc269

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#6 posted 09-20-2018 07:27 PM

Maybe I should rephrase that first line. I cut the shape out on a bandsaw and worked it down from there with some carving tools, scrapers and lots and lots and lots of sanding. The maple seemed to work pretty well from my experience.

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks

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NotaJock

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#7 posted 09-20-2018 11:23 PM

I can imagine there are lots of young kids that would love to cut their wedding cake with such a knife.
What would you have to charge for it to break even?
If you were to make another what would you do differently?

-- Mike in SoCal

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woodcox

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#8 posted 09-21-2018 06:09 AM

Very nice work, Mike. Your shaping looks great. A serrated option next? My worst woodshop cut was from a maple pizza peel getting sharpened with a spoke shave. I thought I’d work two bevels in. The first was very keen I found out painfully.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#9 posted 09-21-2018 12:07 PM

Beatiful job! congratulations

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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mc269

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#10 posted 09-21-2018 12:07 PM

Thanks everyone, this is actually the second one I have made. I made one a while back out of a piece of burl maple, the wood on that was incredible. I think this one turned out a little better this time, I took the thickness of the blade down more on this one and it seems to work a little better. A serrated option sounds like a good plan for the next one, may work well as a bread knife.

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks

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#11 posted 09-21-2018 01:19 PM

VEry kewl, I love blades and when you make them outta wood even better.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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GR8HUNTER

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#12 posted 09-21-2018 01:26 PM

GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#13 posted 09-21-2018 01:57 PM

Very nice knife. the envy of all of us.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#14 posted 09-21-2018 02:33 PM

That looks terrific. I love the end result, and you should too.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#15 posted 09-21-2018 05:11 PM

Nice and clean

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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