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Help I can't Stop making lil Wooden Knives !!!

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Project by gator9t9 posted 05-31-2008 01:39 AM 1697 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here we go again …Its all about the wood. I love to look at the wood …and it is such great practice for me on my bandsaw and sander ….
So this time …I have
Madagascar Ebony
Marblewood and
That lil known Americano wood Maple …

So don’t stick a fork in me …I don’t think I am done yet ..
Oh yeah one of these days …I might make a cutting board ….hmmmmmm
thanks for looking ..

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."





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GaryK

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#1 posted 05-31-2008 02:07 AM

That ebony one looks cool!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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gator9t9

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#2 posted 05-31-2008 02:09 AM

Thanks Gary …..That shape of the Ebony knife kind of just happened …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#3 posted 05-31-2008 04:33 AM

those are some beautiful knifes there and i love the grain of the wood on all of them especially the ebony one. thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 05-31-2008 02:16 PM

Mike,

You are doing well with these. Very nicely done.

It does look like you are having fun. That is what woodworking is all about.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 05-31-2008 03:31 PM

Hey they would make wonderful letter openers. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 05-31-2008 04:01 PM

Very nice. It is a good way to bring out and display the beauty of the wood.

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#7 posted 05-31-2008 04:21 PM

I was looking at your knives (and they are very nice – love the accent of the wood) and wondering what you did with them – as jm2 stated – would make great letter openers.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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gator9t9

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#8 posted 05-31-2008 08:44 PM

Thanks all for your nice comments …
Yes these were made to be letter openers I should have stated that in the opening comments ….....I do love the way they show the grain of beautiful wood …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#9 posted 05-31-2008 11:44 PM

No idea what I’d do with them, but I want to make several! – great use of some leftover bits of beautiful wood.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#10 posted 06-01-2008 05:57 PM

Do like GaryK, and make a box to display your collection of woods (knives). And make more with exotic woods. Go wild, get crazy, keep on posting.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#11 posted 06-01-2008 06:21 PM

I think these are a perfect project for the offcuts generated when truing up lumber, and I’ve never seen anyone else come up with these. Great job…thanks for more reasons to hang on to little bits of wood ;^D

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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GaryK

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#12 posted 06-01-2008 07:12 PM

Did you use the template I posted for my letter opener as a starting point?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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gator9t9

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#13 posted 06-01-2008 08:06 PM

Gary ….I used your letter opener originally as a template …and since then have been eyeballing them ….I don’t like to do things the same way over and over …too much deja vu and I think i am a ground hog ..
But yet i keep making these knives/ lett openers …so i guess I do like to do some things more than once ..
As any woodworking
This is a bit addicting as in my wood collection I have a few exotics and beautiful domestics smaller pieces and once I made one knife./letter opener I was hooked …now i want to see what they all look like in this form …..
A nice long thin piece and we are really able to see the grain and color
I have really been surprised at how brittle some of the non domestic exotic woods are …the Marblewood, and bloodwood especially. The moisture/ oil content of course contributes to dryness.
Especially surprised at the lightness of Cherry and Alder once they dry …
thanks all

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#14 posted 09-29-2008 05:29 PM

Very cool, been thinking of making some letter openers. can see how they would be fun to make.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#15 posted 09-29-2008 07:57 PM

I’ve said it before (somewhere on the site) and I’ll say it again: these type of things would be great for opening cereal boxes!
AND they are so beautiful!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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