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New knot from solid wood made using new knife

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Project by Yuri posted 1301 days ago 1921 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is two projects in one. Friend of mine gave me very old and chipped straight shaving razor. I decided to put that steel to the test. With torch I heated up the back of the blade until it turn to blue color, just to soften a bit. Then I shaped it and made a handle from oak. Sharpening of the blade was done by hand on water stones and honing on japanese water stone 4000 and finished on lather with honing compound. I have to say the quality of steel is superb…

To put my new carving knife to test I decided to make a knot from cherry. I just had to carve the wood in every possible directions to the grain. The only machinery I use to make several 3mm holes (6 to be exact). All carving up to splitting the wood in the cross sections was done with the newly made knife. Because the knifes tip has three sharp edges I did scraping with the same knife. I had to use x-acto knife and 320 sand paper to split and finish wood crossing parts.

Final polishing I did by hand with cotton cloth and wax. And now I have valentine’s day present …

-- Live to Learn





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hwybike

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#1 posted 1301 days ago

Very neat. Love the look and the display factor of this item. Very beautifully done!

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bvdon

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#2 posted 1301 days ago

That’s cool. How long did the knot take?

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Clung

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#3 posted 1301 days ago

Love the knife! Wonderful carving!

-- Clarence

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mafe

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#4 posted 1300 days ago

I also love the knife! Beautiful handle you have made for it.
Did you re-harden the metal after?
Beautiful carving, really impressed by your skills and patience.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

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

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Yuri

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#5 posted 1300 days ago

Thank you Everybody,

It took me one weekend to make knife and one weekend on the knot. Woodworking is my hobby and I wish I can spend more time in my little basement shop.

Mafe, I didn’t have to harden the steel because I only heat up the tail and the back leaving the blade as cool as possible. During heating I was watching the color change from the tail/back side to the front/blade. When the middle started to go yellowish I stopped it. So, my blade and tip are as hard as ware before heating. In fact, I can still shave my hand hair with this knife after I made the knot :)

-- Live to Learn

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flintbone

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#6 posted 1298 days ago

Good job Yuri. Would you explain some more about heating the blade?
Why do you heat it?
Thanks.
flint

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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Dave

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#7 posted 1012 days ago

Very nice. And an excellent way to reuse a razor. And a wonderful carving to.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 727 days ago

The infinity

and the affinity

A wonderful duo

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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