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Project by shelly_b posted 430 days ago 809 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the knife I made my dad for father’s day. I got the blade from WC. I also made the sheath. It was my first time working with leather, so didn’t turn out quite as well as I wanted, but it serves it’s purpose. The handle is made from sapele.





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shelly_b

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#1 posted 430 days ago

I have trouble getting the letters in a straight line with the punches.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 430 days ago

Looks like a really nice job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 430 days ago

Ooh, and your project keep getting better! I really like this one.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Roger

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#4 posted 430 days ago

Super nice. Looks like a perfect fit

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 430 days ago

Dad must be thrilled with this one , Shelly : )
Nice job all around.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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murch

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#6 posted 430 days ago

Love that knife.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 430 days ago

I guess I have to say it since no one else did ”sharp” project … !

I love the appearance of the metal next to the wood. Did you form the wood to the metal or metal to the wood?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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shelly_b

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#8 posted 430 days ago

Thanks guys:) I formed the wood to the metal, but I had to take a small amount of metal off in some spots too. I mostly used my belt sander. This would have been a really easy project with a osc. sander. I actually stuck a sander in my router table(it’s really for the drill press) but for some reason it left the metal just a little proud so I had to go back over it.

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 428 days ago

It looks good and the handle looks comfortable to hold. I’m sure your father likes it. Great job!

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shelly_b

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#10 posted 427 days ago

Thanks:) It is comfortable to hold. The wood is a little thicker than it was supposed to be d/t the rivets being too short, but I like the thickness for grip comfort…so I just made the countersink extra deep on both knives.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 36 days ago

That is a beautiful job on that knife!! I think the thick grips will fit good for a firm grip. I had to make a sheath once and i used kind of thick hard leather and what I did was to make a form of the knife out of wood. Then I we the leather real good so it was pliable and clamped pieces of wood on the leather and around the wood form I made and when it dried it fit it pretty good. then I drilled holes for the thread and sewed it all around.Your sheath looks better than mine!!

cheers,Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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