|Project by PASs||posted 07-21-2011 08:34 PM||3010 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
This display was commissioned for a Navy Diver/EOD transfer gift.
The wood is Indian dontknow (It’s from India and I don’t know what species it is…see my other posts.)
The base is a book-match split of a single piece glued together with 5 minute epoxy (I LOVE that stuff…no waiting!!)
The supports were turned from the rest of the piece that I didn’t split for the base.
There is a 7/8 dowel end on each support that is epoxied into the base (after the pieces were finished.)
I copied the handle design and turned them both at the same time, then mortise drilled the holes to fit the radius of the sheath (1 5/8”) and the handle (1 1/2”) using a drill press with a machinist milling clamp.
I used a 320 grit home-made sanding mop to smooth the routing and the support arms.
The display was finished with a coat of 2 pound shellac and polished with the Bealle system.
I also took the handle off the knife and polished the existing finish on it.
I used a little of the White Diamond Bealle polish on a separate felt wheel to put a little shine on the brass sheath.
Additional photos are at: https://picasaweb.google.com/summerspa53/WoodworkingDiveKnifeDisplay?authuser=0&feat=directlink
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