Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'knife'

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How to sharpen a knife VIDEO

03-10-2019 06:13 PM by MyChipCarving | 1 comment »

Sharpening to Scary Sharp Use the Sharpening Kit $34.95 includes 8 abrasive strips, sharpening board, spray bottle, leather strop, white/gold compound, instructions WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Grinder and Beltsander Setup Gauges

02-14-2018 06:59 AM by Kelly | 3 comments »

When you sharpen your own chisels and wood turning knives, you’ll find it necessary to set your grinder or sander support table to different angles for different tools. Of course, you’ll find it necessary to repeat the previously set angle, to avoid removing valuable steel from the tools, and to get consistent cuts. Setting up a tool rest of a grinder or belt sander to grind a specific angle presents a challenge because you can’t use triangle templates (see first photo), angl...

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rebuilding an old knife #6: The finish line, last entry!

08-15-2017 08:39 PM by jeffswildwood | 14 comments »

Well it rained all day here. So what do I do? Let’s finish this old knife. When I left off I had the scales glued and ready to go. First task was to trim off the brass. It’s at this point that I found out the dremel is my friend. Made short work of the trim. Next was a trip to the band saw to get things close. I took Bill and Ken’s advice and attempted to make a natural bolster in the handle. So far it look’s like it will work out. Looks like I got a lot ...

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rebuilding an old knife #4: Finally back to the scales

08-11-2017 09:31 PM by jeffswildwood | 7 comments »

Hello everyone. Sorry it’s been so long since my last update, things have been busy. I only work on this when I have a chance and I finally got back to it. Since last time I finally got back to cutting parts for the scales. I got the katalox pieces cut and pieces of the purple heart and maple. Did some test fitting for size. I should have spent more time here and put more thought into the walnut and purple heart pieces. Making them longer and more even would help later. I now dec...

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Knife for my daughter

07-05-2017 04:19 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Knife for my daughtershe’s a grown up now… My sweet little daughter is still sweet, but not small any more.She is turning 18 on the 17 this month but we already celebrated her big day a month early, so friends and family would not yet be on holiday. Half a year ago, she told me that when she was turning 18, she would be happy to get one of my hand made knifes. She felt it was time for a new and more adult, than the kids knife I gave her ten years ago or so and I agreed to th...

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rebuilding an old knife #3: Starting the scales

07-04-2017 06:27 PM by jeffswildwood | 11 comments »

Hello to everyone who is following this thread. Not had much of a chance to work on the old knife in a bit but finally had a chance today. I have a plan how I want the handle to look, a bit ambitious but maybe doable. I got some wood in from Hokieken (thank you buddy) and the ideas went crazy. Here is a basic sketch of what I really want to try. Instead of just a basic handle I want a “layering” in the middle. At first thought I said to myself “are you crazy”? The m...

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All about the process - Making an Ulu

06-17-2017 10:35 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

I have made a couple of these Ulus and each time I try to figure out a way to make it better and quicker. The main shaping part is the time consuming part, figuring out the curves and measurements. This time I believe I nailed it. Check it out and subscribe.

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A super easy carving knife!

06-06-2017 08:11 PM by ShaunMeighan | 6 comments »

Hi folks! This weekend I made a simple carving knife out of an old jigsaw blade! Check it out. View on YouTube

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #13: Violin opening knife

01-08-2017 11:54 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

A violin opening knife is a very thin, semi-flexible wide-bladed tool used to separate the parts of a violin. The glue used to hold such instruments together is brittle and will let go under stress. Apparently that is a feature, not a flaw. For mine, I was too cheap and impatient to find a thin cheese knife, so I took a dollar store spackle knife and after removing the blade from the plastic handle and trimming it down, I sandwiched it between two pieces of mahogany with epoxy. Whe...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #5: Tiny knife/scraper

01-03-2017 11:59 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

While we’re on the subject of knives, this one, while it is a knife, will principally be used as a scraper in tight spaces. The blade began life as the awl in the cheap pocket knife that I mentioned a few posts ago. The handle is a scrap of white oak from the hardwood scrap drawer. (I have a hardwood scrap box as well.) The knife was finished with boiled linseed oil. Check out the other luthier tools I’ve made here:[link] Enjoy a few more pictures:

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