My attempt at knife handles

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  1. May 22, 2013 #1

    Keith Sinclair

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    I got inspired fr. this site to try some handle making.Mostly learning on my own wt. some help fr. here.I buggered up my first try wt. a Jantz damascus blank at 100.00 a expensive mistake dinged up the choil wt. my 1" Kalamazoo sander.Handle came out not bad.A little more success wt. some more blades.

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    Using a 5/16 center Mosaic pin & Corby screws on sides.
     
  2. May 22, 2013 #2

    chinacats

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    Those look great!
     
  3. May 22, 2013 #3
    Really nice! No tear outs around the pin holes....:thumbsup:
     
  4. May 22, 2013 #4

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    I checked them out in person tonight and they really do look nice. And thanks again for dinner :)

    Stefan
     
  5. May 22, 2013 #5

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    Nice Keith.Had a crack at a Wa yet?
     
  6. May 22, 2013 #6

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    They look great! Thanks for sharing. I love seeing this stuff....

    Maybe 50 more handles and I'll be on this level, too...lol
     
  7. May 22, 2013 #7

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    These are terrific Keith . Great job!
     
  8. May 22, 2013 #8
    Nice work.

    k.
     
  9. May 22, 2013 #9

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    Very nice!
     
  10. May 22, 2013 #10

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    Nicely done!
     
  11. May 22, 2013 #11

    Keith Sinclair

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    Not yet Scotty,been helping Steph. a little doing some grunt work,makes me realize how much work goes into making Wa Handles.
     
  12. May 23, 2013 #12

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    sweet stuff salty!
     
  13. May 24, 2013 #13

    Keith Sinclair

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    Thanks guys,the Damascus VG-10 Spalted Tamarind,--Fujiwara FKH dyed Box Elder burl,--Skinner knife dyed box elder burl,-Suisin Inox Redwood burl,--Fujiwara FKM white maple burl(burlsource),Carbonext dyed black ash burl.

    All the wood I bought already stabilized.The redwood burl I got off E-Bay only the outside of the scale was coated once I started sanding the wood got soft & unstable,Stepan had told me that some stabilization is not that good,I had to find out the hardway.Unless buying fr. a known site like burlsource & a few others you are taking a chance.I got some nice Koa that I gave Stepan to send out in his next box.
     
  14. May 24, 2013 #14

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    I always like to see another handle maker - more wood!!

    Nicely done by the way.
     
  15. May 24, 2013 #15

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    Love that folder. Any other pictures of it?
     
  16. May 24, 2013 #16

    Keith Sinclair

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    Yes I made a couple of these,because some of the scales for knives are quite thick,I cut some off & use it for the folders.They are 440 steel,was able to put a very sharp convex edge on both blades.That blade & a couple knives I sold already to some cook friends.The second one I made has a couple mosaic pins in it.

    I have to contact Dave,I think I have to join the hobby forum,as it is illegal to post finished knives:O
     
  17. May 24, 2013 #17

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    They do look great, Keith!
     
  18. Jun 5, 2013 #18

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    Very nice work Keith.

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