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    Cleaver project

    My newest piece. Really just an experiment to see if I could do it. I shaped it to be functional and match aesthetically with such a big cleaver. It is by no means traditional, but it is comfortable, and I don't think too shabby for the first attempt from a total noob in the world of woodworking.

    Bottom line; I'm having fun, it takes my mind off work when I get home in the wee hours (neighbors probably hate hearing the belt sander running at 1am, lol), and I'm learning something.

    It is cocobolo/ ziricote/ white fiber spacer...Click image for larger version

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    The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
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    The handle is comfortable? May be it is the pics but it looks a bit fat.

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    Looks good to me! It looks comfy, and the materials are great together. Nice work!
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    It is a bit chubby and stumpy, but by design. I don't like the longer slim wa's on cleavers. It has only slightly more girth than the original barrel, and is about the same length.
    The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
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    Looks like it might comfortable. I find that cleavers benefit from fatter handles.

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    I found the barrel to feel smallish, especially with such a big blade.
    The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
    chefchristophermiller@yahoo.com

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    I find knives benefit from larger handles, in general. When I get something made, or make a handle for myself, it's always big, on purpose. To me, it works the same as a golf club, in that a beefier grip allows your hands, wrists and arms to be looser, leading to better dexterity, speed and accuracy. In knives, I learned this from a Harner cleaver I sold a while back. It took me a while to realize it, but once I did, I started rethinking handles altogether. The most comfortable knives I've used were Rodrigues (large handles, as per request), the Harner, ZKramer, and my Marr petty. All fatties!
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    Are those Rain drops? that came down BIGTIME this weekend LOL

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    Yah, lots of heavy showers. My camera phone takes better pics outside, though.
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    i like it. very original.

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