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A friend of mine gave me a power hack saw blade and I cut out a knife blade from it and put it into this walnut handle. It sharpened up very nicely and has a good feel to it. The detail blade is 1 1/4” with a 5” handle. Thanks for looking.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---





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lew

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#1 posted 398 days ago

Nice!
Is the handle one piece or split?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Spoontaneous

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#2 posted 398 days ago

I like it. I wouldn’t have a clue how to go about making something like this.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Skylark53

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#3 posted 398 days ago

This should work very well. I’m like Spoon, I’m not so sure I could get this to look this good, much less work very well. Good job.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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stefang

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#4 posted 398 days ago

Very nice Mike. The handle looks really great. The metal cutting blade you used is found in most metal working shops and they just throw them away when they are worn out, so you can usually get them just for the asking. I have made some carving knives (not nearly as nice as yours) from regular hacksaw blades and surprisingly, they work pretty well too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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MShort

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#5 posted 398 days ago

Lew – It is a split piece of wood with Expoxy to put it back together.

Spoontaneous – There are a few knife making videos on youtube and Carving Magazine’s current issue has an article on making knife handles.

Mike – The metal was a throw away piece from a metal shop. My friend gets them for us in the turning club and they make great parting tools as well.

Thanks Rick.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 398 days ago

That’s a nice tool.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 395 days ago

Great looking and sharp tool! Like the shaped handle, looks comfortable. Well done!

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 394 days ago

Very nice job on that carving knife. Those hacksaw blades make great knife blade. When i worked in the tool room, we had to stand in line for the next dull blade to be replaced…......Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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