Hybrid Dagger -wood and corian

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-19-2013 08:38 PM 1410 views 4 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was kind of an experiment I started months ago using corian and wood together on a project and just buff finishing the both of them together. This dagger is made from dark gray corian and sycamore wood on the grips.
It is 9 1/4” long and 3” wide and about 1” thick at the handle. This was started in the lathe with a 3” wide piece of corian on one end and I turned the shape of the handle with wood on it and then finished sanding it to shape

I had to wait until I got my Beall buffing arbor made. I finished it today and it works slick. I think the wood would have had a higher gloss had it been lacquered before buffing. Next time!!
Next I need to make a box to keep it in.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 09-19-2013 08:49 PM

Looks very NICE / COOL!

How sharp were you able to get the blade?
... can you cut anything with it?
... letter opener sharp?

Very good…

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 09-19-2013 08:57 PM

Hi Joe. Thanks. The blade is not real sharp to cut paper but it will open an envelope. It is more of a”sticker”. It will poke through cardboard real easy. A personal protection tool that is non metallic!! I think this was a result of our conversation a few months back on making things out of corian. Have you used any for a projects yet?

Cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 09-19-2013 09:07 PM

Nice…! you could most easily get that one past the metal detectors.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#4 posted 09-19-2013 09:17 PM

+1 on getting through metal detectors!

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

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#5 posted 09-19-2013 09:21 PM

Cool looking knife Jim, love working with Corian it just comes up so nice, the handel sets it of spot on

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 09-19-2013 10:44 PM

Jim, I have never tried working with Corian, can you shape it using woodworking tools? What are the similarities with wood id any? Nice dagger, it sure has clean lines.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 09-20-2013 12:36 AM

That’s nice and the grain in the handle is awesome .

-- Kiefer 松

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#8 posted 09-20-2013 12:40 AM

Love the buffing system for the lathe.
For the knife, please don’t stab any one. ;-)
But it sure is a beautiful finish you made, merging those two materials.
Best thoughts my friend,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 09-20-2013 01:34 AM

Wow, great job.

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#10 posted 09-20-2013 02:21 AM

Nice one Jim, great use of the corian, don’t forget the blog for the buffing??

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#11 posted 09-20-2013 02:32 AM

Very cool Jim! I would have never guessed corian!

-- Dick

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#12 posted 09-20-2013 02:47 AM

Very cool looking sticker. Interesting combination of materials.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#13 posted 09-20-2013 03:24 AM

Nice. Oh yea, nice.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#14 posted 09-20-2013 03:34 AM

Sweet. It looks great!

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#15 posted 09-20-2013 06:11 AM

Beautiful wood pattern. Be careful with that.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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