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Project by PASs posted 1106 days ago 2561 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."





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ptweedy

75 posts in 1998 days


#1 posted 1106 days ago

beautiful knife display. No it is not antique it is one of the tools that a hard hat diver still uses when its needed. phil

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AttainableApex

338 posts in 1438 days


#2 posted 1106 days ago

ya what kinda of dive knife is that?
could you show the blade?

-- Ben L

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PASs

558 posts in 1703 days


#3 posted 1106 days ago

Will put some addition photos with the blade showing on the picasa link Friday.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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PASs

558 posts in 1703 days


#4 posted 1106 days ago

I cheated…posted on the Picasa page are pictures of similar knives, all made by DESCO Corporation, showing the blade.
Here’s the link to DESCO, https://www.divedesco.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=133&osCsid=1d1dbc813f2ddcd9ee...

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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Grant Davis

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#5 posted 1105 days ago

Having been a Commercial Diver for 6 years in the past, I have to say that I would have been honored to carry this.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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NormG

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#6 posted 1105 days ago

Very nice knife

-- Norman

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