Filet Knife Handles

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Project by ryanlbowen posted 04-16-2015 09:42 PM 1762 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A buddy was going on a fishing trip and asked that I make him a nice handle for this filet knife. He threw in a blade for me as a thanks, so I made two handles – one out of a really nice figured walnut and the other from birdseye maple. Unfortuantely, a lot of the birdseye was removed during shaping, but I love it anyway.

I don’t know the proper finish for handles, but I went with 1-2 coats of shellac, then repeated coats of beeswax/mineral oil. Seems to be holding up well so far.

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#1 posted 04-16-2015 09:49 PM

Great looking handles—nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 04-18-2015 08:33 PM

A job well done. I should redo mine.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 04-19-2015 04:59 AM

Those look great, well done.

-- Vince

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#4 posted 06-01-2016 06:41 PM

Very nicely done indeed. I like oil finishes on knife handles, using either tru-oil or even just Danish oil, but yours look really nice the way they are.

-- Neal, Arizona

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