|Project by BusterB||posted 11-20-2013 01:47 AM||3254 views||39 times favorited||34 comments|
My wife and I attended a craftsman fair a few weeks back and she stopped at the display of a guy selling cutting boards and other kitchen type products. While I was admiring the guys work, I should have been more dilligent in keeping a eye on my wife. He had introduced her to a nifty number called a bow knife. At the price he was asking, I am pretty sure she was gonna hand it back and walk away. Being smarter than the average bear, the crafter whipped out a loaf of french bread and told her to give it a go…well long story short, she left with two of them. Later I made a offhand comment to her that if I could find out where to buy the blades that ”I could make those”. Fast forward a wee bit to a recent lunch they held at her school for our local veterans to which she took her bow knife. Some of the folks helping with the meal expressed an interest in having their very own magical bow knife to which my wife responded….you guessed it… ”my husband can make them”. Thats what I get for opening my big mouth…lol Well I found a source for the blades and am trying to stay ahead of her ever growing list.
Cut the blanks out of walnut, white oak and some beautiful spalted red oak (last pic) that I managed to salvage out of a stick of firewood. Cut rough shapes out on bandsaw and sanded with drum sander attachment for drill press. Finished with Howards Butcher Block oil. Instructions with the blades advise to place handle in a clamp while installing blade so that the blade will be under tension when finished. Lesson learned…keep my danged mouth shut…lol
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)