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Project by anigan posted 163 days ago 669 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been a beaver leader for the last 4 years and this is my first year as a cub pack leader. We are about to start work with knives so I thought I’d whip up a few practice knives.

These are a Steve good pattern. I simplified it a bit as his has words on the handle. I was worried that with the rough handling these will have the letters may crack.

I used some scrap ply wood from the scrap bin. Starting off I ran it through my table saw to get it to the size I needed for blanks. I was surprised with the amount of blow out even though I user a 60 tooth finish blade in my saw. I really do need to bang together a 0 clearance solution.

I stack scrolled the parts and glued them up. A bit of sanding, spray lacquer and some paste wax later the knives were done. It was a neat fun project. Hopefully something the kids will pull out of a drawer in 10 years and being back some memories.





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NY_Rocking_Chairs

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#1 posted 163 days ago

As a current Wolf Den leader these are a must have for when the boys practice for the whittling chip. Thanks for posting, will definitely be making some up for our Pack.

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com

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#2 posted 163 days ago

Nice work on the knives. Makes me a bit sad that kids these days can’t use real knives and leaves me wondering if kids changed or have adults changed. When I was in school, any boy without a pocket knife would have been teased. If you take a knife to school now it would be suspension at minimum. A lot has changed in just a few decades.

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Dark_Lightning

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#3 posted 163 days ago

As a former Den Leader, we used real knives in the ‘90s. I always had a pocket knife, grew up in the ‘50s and ‘60s. I stopped Scouting when my youngest was about 15 and dropped out. I was traveling a lot in the mid-2000s, and wasn’t able to keep that volunteering going. Did it for 15 years, though. A lot of fun.

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#4 posted 163 days ago

Very Nice Project Indeed! Well Executed also! Thanks for Sharing!

Rick

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