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Project by Rick M. posted 514 days ago 886 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had trouble the day I took these finding good lighting so the pictures are poor. Woods are walnut, spalted maple and padauk turned on my Goodell Pratt lathe. The handle shape is loosely inspired by my Marples chisels which I’ve always found comfortable. Pointy part was a Dewalt reciprocating saw blade. I drew lines on the blade and used a Dremel cut off wheel and straight edge to define the shape then cleaned up and sharpened with a Goodell Pratt hand crank grinder. Wanted to pin the blade with brass rod but the metal was so damn hard that after ruining 3 titanium bits I gave up. The paint was almost as tough as the metal and I resorted to carburetor cleaner to soften it. Polished the blade with sandpaper on glass up to 2000 grit. The tang end already had a hole so the epoxy should hold fine. Finish was brushing lacquer which dissolved the red a little and gave an interesting effect.

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#1 posted 514 days ago

It seems you had a hard time doing it…. well done after all. I need one of these.

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#2 posted 514 days ago

It’s mostly a learning experience, this is my 2nd knife but different from the first so I’m getting experience under my belt.

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#3 posted 514 days ago

very good.

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#4 posted 514 days ago

pretty cool how the red showed up on the head as well as the grip. Nice!

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#5 posted 514 days ago

Nice knife Rick!

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