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Forum topic by Jim Finn posted 05-12-2015 10:36 PM 710 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Finn

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05-12-2015 10:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw carving boisdarc knife tool

I have not done any carving for over 12 years but a friend of mine still does it with knives. (I never did. I always used gouges.) He and I made this carving knife from a small piece of Bois’darc and a section of band saw blade. The” rivets” are just nails cut off and hammered home. About 5” long.

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#1 posted 05-12-2015 10:54 PM

Not too shabby! Might tell your friend, after he has shaped the wood to his hand, soak it down with oil as hedge wood seems to dry even more and crack or split after a few years.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#2 posted 05-14-2015 02:15 PM

Looks like a good workable knife!



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#3 posted 05-14-2015 04:41 PM

If its for chip carving the blade needs to be angled a little.
For whittling its fine.

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