Discarded pocket knife gets new life, new scales from Masur birch (post)

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Discarded pocket knife gets new life
new scales from Masur birch

My friend Flemming passed the shop and gave me a old pocket knife, where the scales were missing, he gave it to me with the words; ‘you can probably make something out of this…

Being me it was impossible not to take the challenge, being you makes you the judge, Flemming saw the result and was pleased, in fact he seemed to enjoy what he saw.

1. The knife.
2. Wood for the scales.
3. Clamping.
4. Rough shaping.
5. Bringing out the life.
6. Pocket knife at hand…

Learn more in the small blog:

Hope it can be a inspiration for others to bring life back to tools that was discarded.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 04-17-2016 09:35 PM

I hate to see a good knife discarded. I’m glad you gave it new life.

-- Enjoying life and making a difference.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 04-17-2016 09:36 PM

#2 post…

... again…

Very good, Mads!

You did a Great job!

COOL knife…

I know what you mean about tools with a story… bringing back good memories…

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 04-17-2016 11:35 PM

Nice going , Mads. you gave me a good idea. I have been using a knife with a real good blade and it has both scales missing. I’ll thin I’ll take a que from you and do mine too!! Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 04-17-2016 11:46 PM

I like it. Nice job. I also have a knife that needs new scales that has been sitting in the drawer for 3 years. I’ll get at it one of these years.

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

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#5 posted 04-18-2016 02:18 AM

Love it Mads.

best thoughts. :-)


-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#6 posted 04-18-2016 10:32 AM

Nice knife Mads and it looks like it would even be legal to carry it in the UK (blade 3 inches or less and non-lockable). Just pop it in the post there’s a good chap. Only joking. :O)

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#7 posted 04-18-2016 02:24 PM

Hi guts,
Brit, yes we have the same law here and it is legal. Still some areas of Copenhagen, all bars, night clubs and restaurants are carry free zones here… That’s a good law, this means we almost never have troubles with knifes as a weapon. To carry a bigger knife you need to be on your way to the activity you will use it for, like fishuíng, hunting or so. Sorry I can’t seem to find your address… lol.
Paul, smiles thanks.
DoubleDD, some times that’s all we need a word or a source of inspiration. ;-)
JimJ, , no rocket here, but it sure made me glad, also to see the face of my friend.
Joe, yes I make these double posts because it seemed a lot was missing it when I only made the blog… It only takes a minute extra so I will carry on this way I guess. And thanks #1.
HeartlandTX, yes tools are not only tools, they should be respected I think.
Thanks and the best of my thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 04-19-2016 02:44 AM

Its amazing how a little time effort, with some skill and imagination and of course the gift of wood can turn something ordinary into something anyone would be proud to own. In years to come, this will be ‘warm still with the life of the man who made it’.
Well done.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#9 posted 04-19-2016 02:16 PM

NaFinna, thank you for those kind words.
Best of my thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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