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Project by snoman1973 posted 06-27-2013 11:45 AM 1390 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was using my old Smith and Wesson folding pocket knife when I noticed how beat-up the plastic handles were. Perfect new project! So I searched through my scrap wood for something thin enough yet still large enough to make both sides :) I found a large enough scrap of Circassian (sp?) walnut. From there it was off to the scroll saw to cut the overall shape, drill the screw holes and the recessed hole for the blade’s pivot. After all that a lot of hand sanding and some spray clear coat and I was set. This was one of those “let’s see if I can do it” projects.
Enjoy :)

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....;-P





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 06-27-2013 01:38 PM

Very nicely done—you certainly can do it and you have done it!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Sanding2day

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#2 posted 06-27-2013 02:49 PM

Well done, new handle looks great… Got me wondering if I can do it :) Added to the list Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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Christopher

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#3 posted 06-27-2013 02:52 PM

Very nice, the grip looks very Comfortable to hold

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snoman1973

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#4 posted 06-27-2013 07:19 PM

I kinda cheated on contouring the wood…I used my dremel and a sanding drum. :) then finish sanded it with 220 and 325 grit paper.

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....;-P

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#5 posted 06-29-2013 05:30 PM

Great job on the handles

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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snoman1973

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#6 posted 06-29-2013 08:08 PM

Thank you :)

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....;-P

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#7 posted 07-01-2013 02:20 PM

Good looking knife handles. They are way better than the plastic ones. You certainly did it. Great job!

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 07-01-2013 02:24 PM

You did a nice job on those grips.

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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snoman1973

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#9 posted 07-01-2013 08:17 PM

Thank you guys :)

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....;-P

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