Craftsmans knife

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Project by Andrew Boyce posted 03-29-2011 03:14 PM 2497 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first knife handle… I bought the blade already made and made the handle from Oak, lime, tulip and aluminium. (An old ruler that had lost its graduations). I used methylmethacrylate glue to bond it all together.
The sheath I made with Yew and rosewood.

-- Maker of Stuff....

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 03:17 PM

Beautiful! Do you have a resource to point to on how to make this? This would be a really cool project.

-- Life is a one lap race.

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Andrew Boyce

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 03:23 PM

Hi Pete, ... I’m afraid not, I just jumped straight in and made it without guides!
I went to a site called ’ the good stuff shop’ He is in Norway but does a great international service. Have a good look at his site, he sells the blades (hand forged as well as factory made) the wood and all the bits too.

-- Maker of Stuff....

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 03:32 PM

Nice work Andrew. Did you use a bandsaw to make the sheath? Good photo too.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Andrew Boyce

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 03:43 PM

Hi Darrell, ... Yes I used a small bandsaw for the sheath and to cut up the handle pieces.

This knife is a ‘full tang’ which means that the metal goes right through the handle and is visible as a line all the way around it. This was an ideal type to learn on as the outer shape is already made for you and all you do is cut two blocks slightly oversize and drill them through where the holes are on the metal blade handle. (Two brass pins were supplied to go right through.) these are then glued onto the handle, clamped up and then shaped when set.

-- Maker of Stuff....

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#5 posted 03-29-2011 04:31 PM

Hi Andrew. Another fine looking job. You just keep putting out quality projects. I’m impressed.
Just wondering, did you put brass rivets through the handle?

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#6 posted 03-29-2011 06:13 PM


-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#7 posted 03-29-2011 06:38 PM

beautiful & creative.

-- toni --- SW WI...working on shop setup....wish I could say diligently. "Time is a healer, a friend & a maker of dreams."

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#8 posted 03-30-2011 03:20 AM

If your do a search for knife making tutorials, you get a good list. i read through a bunch befor making my first knives. You can get everything from making the blades to putting on the handles. chad

-- Chad -- Buffalo, NY

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