Leather Skiving Knife Handles

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Project by Sammo posted 11-23-2013 07:09 PM 1261 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought these skiving knives which had cheap wood handles. I am very particular to Purpleheart so I decided to change out the handles. I cut the blocks needed and shaped them by hand using the belt sander and table saw. I sanded them up to 800 grit and applied 3 coats of Tru-Oil with #0000 wool sanding in between. The final finish was applying some Carnauba Wax and polishing rub with #0000 wool.

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#1 posted 11-23-2013 11:54 PM

Nice handles. how long does it take Tru-Oil to dry?
Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 11-24-2013 12:51 AM

Depending on the weather. I made these during the summer months and I would say about 1/2 to 3/4’s of a day.

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