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Marko Tsourkan
11-19-2011, 04:56 PM
This is a very commonly asked question - how I make my handles, so I decided to take pictures to show it. It takes me about 6 hours to make a handle from start to finish.

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I will post more pictures when I start shaping it.

M
PS: The tenon is oval in shape, not round.

tk59
11-19-2011, 06:04 PM
Cool. The tenon seems like it would be tricky to match up...

Marko Tsourkan
11-19-2011, 06:16 PM
Cool. The tenon seems like it would be tricky to match up...

For a high tolerance, yes.

tk59
11-19-2011, 06:22 PM
I'd like to see of vid of how you do that stuff.

Hattorichop
11-19-2011, 06:26 PM
Anybody notice the bud buster in the back ground?


For a high tolerance, yes.

HIGH tolerance you say!

tk59
11-19-2011, 06:55 PM
Anybody notice the bud buster in the back ground?...Huh? As for high tolerance, I think he means snug-fitting.

SpikeC
11-19-2011, 07:00 PM
Anybody notice the bud buster in the back ground?



HIGH tolerance you say!

No, actually I don't see it. Can you be more explicit? Maybe crop the pic to emphasize your perception?

Hattorichop
11-19-2011, 07:10 PM
http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff392/gkarlmc/DSC_0207.jpg

Sorry, I forgot Americans are uptight about cannabis.

Also sorry for getting off topic!

SpikeC
11-19-2011, 07:20 PM
I still don't see it.
And I have no problem with the killer weed from hell, as the DEA refers to it!
Anyway, it looks more like coke to me.

bobhoveyga
11-19-2011, 07:35 PM
I'd be interested in some details on how you fabricate the rectangular mortise for the tang.

Marko Tsourkan
11-19-2011, 07:44 PM
I still don't see it.
And I have no problem with the killer weed from hell, as the DEA refers to it!
Anyway, it looks more like coke to me.

Nope, no coke. Satanite! Fresh from Hell. The coffee grinder is to grind it even finer, so it's easier to snort.

M

Marko Tsourkan
11-19-2011, 08:35 PM
I'd be interested in some details on how you fabricate the rectangular mortise for the tang.

That I will leave to you to figure out. :)

SpikeC
11-19-2011, 09:04 PM
Smarty pants!!

Burl Source
11-19-2011, 09:27 PM
Thank You for posting this Marko.

Eamon Burke
11-20-2011, 01:18 AM
Nope, no coke. Satanite! Fresh from Hell. The coffee grinder is to grind it even finer, so it's easier to snort.


:spitcoffee:

Marko Tsourkan
11-20-2011, 03:00 PM
Squared handle
2507

Disk Sander - Tool used
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Symmetry - Top View
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Symmetry - Side View
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Handle Fitting
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Balance Point
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Bonus Pics
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Handle - Lignum Vitae, Horn, Nickel Silver Spacer
Saya - Select Grade Poplar
Pin - Lignum Vitae
275mm sujihiki (on the edge)

oivind_dahle
11-20-2011, 03:05 PM
Cant see the makers brand here?

And Marko: Im impressed :)

Burl Source
11-20-2011, 03:36 PM
Very nice Marko.
Great looking saya too.

Marko Tsourkan
11-20-2011, 03:38 PM
Thank Mark.
One thing about Lignum Vitae is that in a few months time, it will turn green and the handle and pin will match the saya.

M

Burl Source
11-20-2011, 04:17 PM
Thank Mark.
One thing about Lignum Vitae is that in a few months time, it will turn green and the handle and pin will match the saya. M

I mistakenly got some once from a wood turner's estate.
It was a log chunk labeled ironwood but felt like it was coated with soap.
I kept a few small pieces to play with later.
The pieces I cut turned a dark blue green after a while.

Eamon Burke
11-20-2011, 04:21 PM
Wowza!
:hatsoff:

tk59
11-20-2011, 04:22 PM
Looks really sweet, Marko. That must be very dense wood. I'm surprised the balance is so close to the handle. Is it a 285mm?

Marko Tsourkan
11-20-2011, 05:45 PM
Looks really sweet, Marko. That must be very dense wood. I'm surprised the balance is so close to the handle. Is it a 285mm?

It's 275mm on the edge, so about 290mm tip to handle, but it is a thin knife.
I will weigh it tomorrow.

M

Dave Martell
11-20-2011, 11:34 PM
Nice Marko, thanks for posting this.

Mike Davis
12-14-2011, 12:34 AM
Marko, much appreciated!!! I have been doing the handles on knife. Now i am doing them this way for sure!!! Great stuff!!!!

Marko Tsourkan
12-14-2011, 12:47 AM
You are welcome.

M