|Project by Kevin||posted 05-28-2012 05:32 PM||4593 views||12 times favorited||19 comments|
I made the blade from an old 42 in. lawn mower blade. Shaping and cutting with a reciprocating saw and angle grinder. Finish grinding with a bench grinder. I added the serrations with the angle grinder. I didn’t heat and temper the blade just used it like it was, just made it for fun. Its definetly not perfect, and I know a few things that I would do different if I make another, but I had a good time making it. Its not very sharp, if I try to use it I’ll sharpen it with a file and a wet stone. Handle is a piece of Cherry that I resawed on the bandsaw. I have counter bored holes holding bolts and nuts into the handle. I might eventually replace the bolts with knife handle rivets but don’t want to buy any just for this. 1/4 in roundover on outside edges of handle. Finish on handle is BLO and mineral spirits. Thanks for looking.
-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch