My first "woodworking" project - Wooden Knife

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Project by Alistair posted 05-19-2014 03:19 PM 1583 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All,

Very quick one here of my very first “woodworking” project, from around 2 years ago.

I whittled this using only the knife shown in the finished picture and finished up with sandpaper to smooth it out.

The project itself is made from a branch from a Buddleja that we had cut back as it had grown too far onto the drive.

I didn’t think to take any pictures until I was half way through; even then, they were poor quality until the final few, so apologies for the quality.

Just thought I would bring my Lumberjocks project portfolio up to speed and add some historical projects.

The blade and pommel are finished using a satin clear varnish, sanded to around 240 grit prior. The handle is finished using a mahogany stain/varnish mix.

This was my first whittle of any kind, all done free hand without any templates. I am not overly proud, but as it was the project that got me into woodworking, I thought it only fair to include it.

Thanks all.


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#1 posted 05-19-2014 03:23 PM

Nice carving.

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#2 posted 05-20-2014 10:50 PM

Aww geez…I just came in from trimming my buddleja bushes, now I have to go dig the pieces out of the yard debris recycle pile – I’m sure I have some that are large enough to try something similar. Great job thanks for the inspiration.

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