I broke a knife

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Project by tinman_362 posted 07-12-2011 08:24 PM 1440 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I broke a steak knife a while back and have attempted to fix it on another occasion, but super glue just doesn’t work that well on plastic. Mind you, this is not an expensive knife, I just hate to throw things away that are still usable (I’m not a hoarder, just cheap).

A buddy of mine is making a cutting board and gave me his scrap excess that he cut away. I used the aromatic cedar because I liked the variation in color that it had.

The pictures show the new knife handle, some of the scrap that my buddy (Aaron) gave me and the broken knife handle.

I think the knife turned out pretty good and I’m looking forward to another kitchen utensil “accidentally” breaking.

Any feedback is appreciated

Thank you

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 08:38 PM

sneak in the kitchen late at night and break a few utensils…Just kidding!

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 10:33 PM

Hey the wife has had me do the same thing. Not cheap, frugal.


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#3 posted 07-12-2011 10:36 PM

there are times when an upgrade is justifiable prior to breakage. The new certainly outclasses the old, even if it wasn’t broke.

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#4 posted 07-12-2011 10:38 PM

I really don’t think this is being cheap .You are a caftsman and saw a way to have fun on anew project what’s cheap got to do with anything It’s now a useable tool. I have a set of rivetted japanese knives I have their now falling aprt but I kept the blades thinking I might use them so far I havent but I might and believe me I’m not cheap. Alistair

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#5 posted 07-12-2011 11:17 PM

You’re a man after my own hear, but my wife would say I’m cheap. I don’t like to throw stuff away if is usable either. Nice save on the knife . I’ll bet you use it before any others from now on!
Nice project and nice result!.........Jim

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#6 posted 07-14-2011 04:10 PM

Very nice save on the knife, and a very nice handle to boot. I have been in the process of making some
carving knives for The Spoontaneous Collaboration, and was hung up on the choice of handles, this made
up my mind. I have some old juniper branches (I can not throw good stuff away either), and I think they
will make great handles. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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