|Project by Danpaddles||posted 820 days ago||2565 views||10 times favorited||18 comments|
This is an old project, I am posting for the possible benefit of the fellow who just made a machete out of a lawnmower blade.
Sorry to say, I did not take a picture of the finished knife. The last picture is a knife of similar construction. But this gives an idea of how I clamp a handle while waiting for the epoxy to set. Notice the paper on the plywood, without it you might glue the clamp jig to the handle permanently.
That was a mostly finished blade, it was sharp, I always wrap them well, I have launched them off the belt sander. Whoops. I also use a router (in table) to round over the handle edges, very very carefully!
-- Dan V. in Indy