|Project by Dinger||posted 03-23-2014 10:50 PM||2295 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
This is my latest knife. Handle is padauk on a Woodcraft Tanto-style knife kit. Not a fan of the rivets that come with it – although these were better than the last ones. I like the golden tones that came out in this one. Fantastic! Too bad it’s for a friend. Almost as bad as the Cherry Humidor ! I like the bevel design on this. It really went well with the lines of the blade. This was also my first experience with a spoke shave. I used it for shaping. I still used a Dremel for final shaping, but this was way less messy and was good for rough shaping. Sanded to 320 with a Tung oil finish. I’ll wipe down the oil and add a second coat. Might add some wax. Haven’t decided yet. I really need to learn how to better polish the blade and tang when I’m done. I’d appreciate any insight on that or other constructive criticism.
It’s time for a project for myself! As soon as the weather breaks I’m making my bench. Cut myself good on this one again. Another chisel incident. I need better work holding. I’m also getting much better at photography thanks to a lesson from a pro friend of mine.
Thanks for looking!
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