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Project by Jimthecarver posted 09-03-2013 06:18 PM 1202 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just finished up a couple of knives and gouges for a friend.
Gouges are turned from mahogany and knives are from some left overs from a cutting board, then laminated to black walnut for the center.
Finished in poly.
Blades are also hand made and ground to fit the carvers needs.
Hopefully she will like them.
Thanks for viewing
God bless
Jim

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.





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MShort

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#1 posted 09-03-2013 06:31 PM

Sweet looking knives Jim. Nice shape on the handles and the cutting edges look very sharp and ready to use.

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

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Spoontaneous

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#2 posted 09-03-2013 06:41 PM

Jim…. those are beautiful. I would not even know how to start making a carving knife (or use one). But these sure make me want to try. You can leave ‘hope’ out of it. She will LOVE them!

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

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mpounders

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#3 posted 09-03-2013 08:09 PM

Look like beauties and I know they’re sharp!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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ScaleShipWright

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#4 posted 09-03-2013 08:37 PM

Very nice carving knives!

-- God exists... But relax, He's not you!

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 09-03-2013 09:35 PM

Beautiful carving knives—well done!

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

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MichaelA

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#6 posted 09-03-2013 11:36 PM

Great looking tools Jim. The look very beautiful but they look like they can withstand some serious abuse and would be very comfortable to handle!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Jimthecarver

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#7 posted 09-04-2013 01:27 PM

Thanks everyone
Terry I think you should have one in your collection… a pm could fix that. The best way to learn is by having one. But I’m sure you wouldn’t have any problems using them.
Mike I hope those knives are holding up for you.
Thanks again for all the comments.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Roger

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#8 posted 09-04-2013 02:22 PM

Very fancy. Nicely done.

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

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 09-04-2013 02:25 PM

Jim, these will make a wonderful gift and you sure have done a fine job on them.

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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natenaaron

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#10 posted 09-04-2013 06:48 PM

Very nice. You said you made the blades too? How, if you don’t mind my asking. That seems like a huge skill set in and of itself.

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Jimthecarver

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#11 posted 09-04-2013 07:12 PM

Nate….your correct. Learning to make blades was a huge challenge to overcome. After getting the correct tools to produce the blades it is much easier.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 09-06-2013 04:58 PM

Beautiful tools! Like the pretty wood combo and great finish. I’m sure they will handle the job well. Great work!

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