|Project by USCJeff||posted 04-01-2008 07:32 PM||1837 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
Here is the link to GaryK’s original post the same design. While I didn’t have any snakewood (or have seen it for that matter), I thought it worked well with some other species. I’ll be curious to see which holds an edge the best. These are quite simple to make and only require a bit more than a pen blank worth of wood. In all, it took less than an hour to get it ready for finish.
~Printed Gary’s photo to the size I wanted and taped it to some hardboard.
~Cut the photo/hardboard on the bandsaw and lightly sanded to create a template.
~Used template to layout the design to be cut on the bandsaw on the various species.
~Sanded with a stationary sander.
~Hand sanded to make comfortable as well as sharp
~Used a little oil to amplify the grain and used a few coats of poly to protect it.
Species in photo are (Left to Right):
Hardboard Template, FS White Oak, Cherry, Cherry, Cocobolo, Purpleheart, and Peruvian Walnut.
-- Jeff, South Carolina