Pocket Knife

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Project by DaddyT posted 01-03-2011 04:11 AM 2117 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Seen one of these on here awhile back but never got around to making one till now.(date is wrong on camera) Just made up my own pattern. Didn’t come out perfect but I’m happy with it. I think I’ll be up to my eyeballs with these things cause all three of my kids want one, and I know their friends will to. Made from 1/4 inch thick cherry scraps. Blade is 3 1/2 inches long, 7” over all when opened. Finished with a couple coats off linseed oil. Chipped out the finger pull with a chisel. Copper pins. Think I’ll put some poly on it , not really sure yet. Hope y’all like it.

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#1 posted 01-03-2011 04:32 AM

It may look neat with a contrasting wood blade? maybe a maple or walnut?

Overall, it looks like a fun project!

-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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#2 posted 01-03-2011 04:34 AM

:—) congrat´s with your new tool
may it serve you well for a long time and the edge between sharpening


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#3 posted 01-03-2011 04:35 AM

I have to try one of these, looks cool!


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#4 posted 01-03-2011 05:16 AM

@Josh, Yea I thought of doing that, but wanted to see how it went with this one first. I didnt have any other wood scraps that where all the same thickness and really didnt feel like getting too involved with it till I made one. I will be making more of them soon, and I while use contrasting woods to make them look nicer. I will also get more involved in the details.

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#5 posted 01-03-2011 07:36 AM

Hey Jimi, this is a real cool knife, you wont have to worry about the kids knicking their finger with this one.
Great to play about with scraps eh, : )

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 01-03-2011 08:49 AM

Now thats a cool knife! :D

Daddyt thats a real good ide. My old father collect`s pocketsknife and its not easy to find one he dont owne or want to have so next time ill copy you and make one of these for him.

Thanks for the good ideàr :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#7 posted 01-03-2011 12:16 PM

My grand kids would surely love these wooden knives. Looks to be a can do project for most anyone. Can you make it a “lock-back”?? Very nice design to you…....

-- mike...............

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#8 posted 01-03-2011 11:43 PM

Great project, I am going to have to build one of those.

-- Ray

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#9 posted 01-04-2011 12:19 AM

@redryder…yea You could easily make it a lock back, and I have one on the drawing pad as we speak. I only threw this together to see if I could get it right. I will be making more of these now that I have a better idea on how they work. I guess you could say this is my prototype.

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#10 posted 01-04-2011 11:42 PM

Nice! American Holly is perfect for blades

-- Dave

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#11 posted 01-11-2011 12:28 AM

Fun project. Did you include a locking mechanism?

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#12 posted 04-28-2011 01:44 AM

The cool thing about this “toy” is that it is probably just sharp enough to actually use on things like opening mail or cutting tape, and as such is a great way to teach kids about responsible knife use. Great project! One question: did you make a spring lock for it?

-- Make it, hack it, break it, fix it.

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#13 posted 09-18-2011 12:32 AM

Now that’s cool!! Very unique and very interesting!

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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