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Project by Rick M posted 04-05-2013 03:21 PM 1288 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 04-05-2013 03:29 PM

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

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#2 posted 04-05-2013 04:22 PM

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 04-05-2013 07:32 PM

very good.

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#4 posted 04-05-2013 07:41 PM

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

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#5 posted 04-06-2013 04:11 AM

Nice knife Rick!

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