I've only got absolute crap hand tools, but I've really been having fun screwing around with some handles lately. I'm trying to talk the wife into letting me get a tabletop belt sander and a drill press, but for now it'll have to be a hack attack! It still is hella fun though.
My 1st is a throw-away stamped Dexter-Russell bread knife. I cut the rubbery-plastic handle off. And added this piece of black and white ebony. The hole I drilled in this thing is huge and there is actually a piece of a drill bit in it too! There is enough epoxy in this thing to fill a well. Right now epoxy is my best friend.[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
Also, I tried an octagon. Ha !I suck. None of the edges are equal! The handle is a little pregnant in the middle too.
Up next is my Henckel 10inch chef. This is one of those knives that doesn't really get super sharp, but it's a must-have in my kit. So, why not experiment on it. Anything would be an improvement over a hard plastic handle. This time I did cocobolo. It was a lot of fun to work with.[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
I totally f-ed the tang up with my hand-held belt sander in some spots. I need to add some more epoxy to where the handle meets the finger guard thingy.The rivets are in funny places and different sizes and don't line up. Nothing is symmetrical. I need to remove some epoxy from some other places......hey, it's kinda like me-ugly, but it works.
Thanks for looking. Thought some of you would get a good laugh out of it.