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Thread: Matus Knives - finished projects

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    Senior Member Matus's Avatar
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    I am trying to be, otherwise how would I keep improving? Comparing myself with pro makers and the quality they produce (Dave, Robin, Ian and many others) is a great way to keep my knifemaking ego in check

    When I manage to make a nice handle or a well cutting blade I am happy, but not proud. Happy is good enough for me


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    There is nothing wrong with being proud of a job well done.

    Oh wait, you mean we can customize our signatures?

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    A project #17 is finished. This time not a knife, but a wooden base for a lovely Shiro-Suita for a friend of mine. This is yeat another one note-that-perfect project, but this is also my first 'bigger' woodworking project.

    You can find all the details on my BLOG, here just a few photos:

    The raw material:




    Design of the holder:




    Bottom side of the stone evened-out with epoxy:




    Taking Proxxon to get the depression milled:




    Finished holder with the stone:




    Splashing some water on the stone to reveal the real beauty of it


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    the base looks pretty good, your blog is a very nice resource for people trying to DIY like me. It helped for me making my first wooden base for a Red Aoto and I'm following your handle making projects since I haven't gathered myself to start one (I lack a ton of tools and the $$ to buy them). It's great for someone like me that uses the head to work 12-14 h a day to be able to use my hands from time to time, I think that's why I enjoy cooking so much. Keep up the good work.

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    That's what I call a beautiful base!

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    Nice work Matus
    You may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful knife
    You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?

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    I've been thinking about making bases for some of my stones but had no idea on how to start. This is perfect!
    Oh wait, you mean we can customize our signatures?

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    Is there long term risk of cracking the stone when glued to a wood base exposed to wetting? Glue all corners or just the centre to allow for expansion?

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    Good question. I thing (hope) the stone does not expand much with the little water it absorbs. I naively thing that should it tend to expand too much than it would break by itself. I think we need input from a more experienced person on this topic.

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    I would be more concerned with the wood expanding. Depending on how effective the epoxy is at securing the stone to the base. If expansion does occur something will give, either the base the glue or the stone. Just some thoughts of course. I do see stones secured to plastic which tells me the stone expansion is likely not an issue.


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