Hybrid Dagger -wood and corian

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 344 days ago 1343 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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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 344 days ago

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 344 days ago

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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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 344 days ago

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

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#4 posted 344 days ago

+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 344 days ago

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 344 days ago

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 344 days ago

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

-- Kiefer 松

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#8 posted 344 days ago

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 344 days ago

Wow, great job.

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Bob Collins

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#10 posted 344 days ago

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 344 days ago

Very cool Jim! I would have never guessed corian!

-- Dick

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#12 posted 344 days ago

Very cool looking sticker. Interesting combination of materials.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#13 posted 344 days ago

Nice. Oh yea, nice.

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

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#14 posted 344 days ago

Sweet. It looks great!

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#15 posted 344 days ago

Beautiful wood pattern. Be careful with that.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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