|Project by lew||posted 03-16-2011 04:51 AM||4256 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
The attendance secretary at my school asked me if I could make a replacement knife handle for her husband’s 20+ year old favorite knife. Well once again, I allowed my mouth to override my a$$. Me thinking- “how hard can this be”. Believe me, I now have a deep respect for all the custom knife makers out there.
There is only about $3 worth of materials but about 20 hours of work- of course most of that time was spent trying to figure out how to complete the process. The handle is one piece and is made from hard maple. I cut a slot for the tang; made templates so I could drill the rivet holes to match the original holes in the tang; sanded, shaped, drilled, riveted, sanded, routed, shaped and sanded some more. The finish is plain mineral oil. Hope he likes it!
I believe this will be my first and last knife handle.
Thanks for looking,
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.