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Vils
02-09-2014, 03:36 PM
I´ve never been pleased with my nakiri´s handle so I decided to use it for my first re-handle experiment.
The result is far from perfect but I´ve learned some important lessons and the new handle is much better than the one it replaced.
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x221/vilsjin/nakirihandle_zpsea4b5812.jpg

The wood is hawthorne.

ThEoRy
02-09-2014, 03:44 PM
Looks pretty sweet!!

Vils
02-09-2014, 03:53 PM
Thanks!
I must get better drill bits, a belt sander and drill press (?). Doing this with hand tools was not easy.

ThEoRy
02-09-2014, 04:44 PM
Thanks!
Doing this with hand tools was insane.

Fixed that for ya.

Vils
02-09-2014, 04:50 PM
Fixed that for ya.
True!

mkriggen
02-10-2014, 12:02 AM
I really like the wood you used. That hawthorne has a nice worm look to it.

Be well,
Mikey

sachem allison
02-10-2014, 12:04 AM
excellent job

ramenlegend
02-10-2014, 12:08 AM
Done with hand tools!? amazing

knyfeknerd
02-10-2014, 12:20 AM
Looks great! Keep it up. I started with hand tools too. Looks a lot better than my 1st.
Really dig the Hawthorne.

chefjohnboyardee
02-10-2014, 12:34 AM
Very nice!

icanhaschzbrgr
02-10-2014, 02:42 AM
Nicely done! I prefer using hand tools only when making western handles… dunno why Rick called it insane :)

ecchef
02-10-2014, 03:07 AM
Sweet! Outstanding first effort!!

erikz
02-10-2014, 03:14 AM
Very nice, especially knowing this was done with hand tools! Keep it up man, jealous of your skills.

RavenMad
02-10-2014, 05:11 AM
Great job! Gorgeous piece of hawthorn you used there.

Chef Andy
02-10-2014, 07:05 AM
Awesome! How long did it take to make with hand tools?

Chuckles
02-10-2014, 12:01 PM
That looks great!

The Edge
02-10-2014, 12:05 PM
Great first attempt! I feel your pain only using hand tools.

Vils
02-10-2014, 05:47 PM
Awesome! How long did it take to make with hand tools?
I really don´t know, I´ve been sandpaperining the handle for a couple of evenings whilst listening to radio and watching TV. Maybe 12h in total. Hard to tell.

Thanks for all kind words to Y´a.ll

charles222
02-10-2014, 09:07 PM
wow. Nice. Keep up the good work.

cheflarge
02-11-2014, 01:56 PM
:ubersexy: :plus1: :goodpost: Very nice!

keithsaltydog
02-15-2014, 04:51 PM
For making clean tight pin holes a small drill press helps alot.Did a few handles by hand went out & got a Ryobi DP at Home Depot,very inexpensive does the job.Also use it as a buffer pad in the chuck.Turns slower & feel that I have more control then those verticle buffers.