Getting a handle on it. A Foster Bros. 2190 Meat Cleaver

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Project by Luddite posted 05-24-2016 02:22 PM 1978 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a friend ask me to fabricate a handle for his antique Foster Bros 2190 Meat Cleaver. Since my woodworking has been limited to just re-finishing this spring I was more than ready to try something new.

Used Mesquite to make the blank for the scales, Corby-Rivets to attach the scales to the cleaver. Once attached did the final grinding to fit with small sanding drum on the drill press. The scales were then seriously soaked with Watco’s clear oil and then assembled. This was the first time I’ve done this sort of woodwork. By googling knife handle making I was able to make this happen.

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-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#1 posted 05-24-2016 08:49 PM

Nice Job Terry!

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#2 posted 05-24-2016 09:21 PM

Terry, that is a cut above. :D

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#3 posted 05-24-2016 10:30 PM

Very nice job on those handles, Terry!! Well made, too!


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#4 posted 05-24-2016 11:46 PM

Looks as good as new!
Nice work.
I see that you were one step ahead with safety covering the cutting edge of the cleaver.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 05-25-2016 01:31 AM

Thank you all and thank you You-Tube. Seeing that I bought the step-down bit to set and countersink the corby screws I think I’ll be doing some more of these handles.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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