I made a handle

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  1. Apr 15, 2019 #1

    inferno

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    This time I used pretty plain looking wood. Australian sheoak, and the green/yellow one is sumac.

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  2. Apr 16, 2019 #2
    That is a very particular shape. How does it sit in hand? What kind of grip is it designed for? How is the profile from above? I guess you noticed you made me curios :)
     
  3. Apr 16, 2019 #3

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    I like the sheoak a lot. Handle design is interesting, I can see it working nice for a pinch grip where the hand chokes up the handle a bit and the reduced part of the handle helps bring the balance even more forward. Could still be comfortable in a hammer grip but that seems to vary between people.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2019 #4

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    Quite like the wood choices, not least because you used Australian species :)

    I get how the shape could work well for a pinch grip, but it kinda looks like something took a big bite out of the handle. Could make for a good story ...

    “and then, just as I was about to take a slice, the Crocodile spun around and took this chunk out of the handle, right here! Nearly lost my little finger! Bloody lucky, mate!”
     
  5. Apr 16, 2019 #5

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    Wood looks nice but the shape looks terrible.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2019 #6

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    It sits like any other knife. I use a pinch grip so whats happening out back there doesn't really matter. I have made several knives that basically has nothing there to support my pinky finger. Because even if there was material there it would not support my pinky finger :)

    its 14-21mm thick.
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  7. Apr 16, 2019 #7

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    It feels just like any other handle.
     
  8. Apr 16, 2019 #8

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    So it serves no function. Was it for looks?
     
  9. Apr 16, 2019 #9

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    Yeah I wanted to make something other than a round/oval or octagon. Because those are too boring to build.
     
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    Than I stand by my original statement.

    There is no symmetry. And I can't tell what type of shape you were going for. A bird beak?

    If it has no function than you have a lot of options besides octogan or oval. What about a decagon? Or a hexagon? Or a prism? Or a penis?

    So many options...
     
  11. Apr 16, 2019 #11

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    It actually started out as a Calabi-Yau manifold but I changed my mind half way through.
     
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    That is thesame excuse I use to excuse my laziness. We have all been there.
     
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    "It looks cool" is still a purpose, and one in the eye of the beholder...

    I've seen a penis shaped handle (not oosik) and wish I could unsee it. :confused:
     
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    I wish you hadn't mentioned it because I won't be able to forget it. :confused:
     
  16. Apr 17, 2019 #16

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    Good news is that I can still modify it into a dick if I want. Its never too late. I can just glue some more wood on there, do some fine carving and call it done. Then we could call it the Dickoronosaurus.
     
  17. Apr 18, 2019 #17

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    This is what I told myself many times when I failed to pick up women from bars. Turns out my cologne smelled terrible.

    You get what you pay for
     
  18. Apr 18, 2019 #18

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    If you want to I can lend you a cologne. I have at least 50. But in the end I think a penis enlargement might work better with the ladies? Just guessing. Or a cool car maybe. a red italian one. Or maybe go all in and get really rich? yeah :)
     

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