Knife Making & Repair

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Blog series by johngoes updated 01-01-2009 12:02 AM 2 parts 25680 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Replacing a kitchen knife handle

12-31-2008 04:23 AM by johngoes | 3 comments »

I decided that it’s time to tackle the knife handle I’ve procrastinated on. We have had a nice kitchen knife for years that really felt good in the hand, held its edge, and sliced very well. However, the handle rotted away and I decided to do my first handle replacement. I had a perfect sized piece of canarywood left over from box construction that will become the new knife handle. One surprise (see picture) was that the knife tang was a lot smaller that I anticipated. The blade top align...

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Part 2: Groovin' n gluin'

01-01-2009 12:02 AM by johngoes | 1 comment »

Today I concentrated on the knife handle repair. On the bandsaw I split the canarywood blank in half and saw a really nice bookmatched colored stripe figure inside. So I decided to flip my blank to have bookmatched handles. I planed the sides smooth using the new benchtop small parts jig I built yesterday. Then I carefully traced the odd-shaped skinny tang on the inside face. I began to sweat bullets as I sat there and quailed at the thought of chopping that odd shape out of the handle whi...

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