General Purpose Knife

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Project by derrickparks57 posted 08-26-2016 01:41 PM 1261 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt a knife making, something I’ve been wanting to do just haven’t got around to it. Nothing spectacular on this one, it’s all made from just stuff I had kicking around the shop collecting dust.

The blade is from an old set of tree pruning loppers that broke years ago. The handle is apple wood with a strip of purpleheart running down the middle. The handle pins are just aluminum rod, and everything is just epoxied together with a BLO finish.

Only took a couple days to throw it together and it was actually kinda fun so I think next time I will order some knife blades and make some more.

-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks

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#1 posted 08-26-2016 05:55 PM

Great job! Love the resourcefulness.

-- PaulMayer,

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#2 posted 08-26-2016 05:56 PM

Cool knife for first attempt. Great looking apple wood. I always wanted to do the same. Inspiration may get me going.

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

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#3 posted 08-26-2016 08:32 PM

Nice looking knife and very good for a first attempt. Go on!

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#4 posted 08-27-2016 01:24 AM

Nice job!

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#5 posted 08-27-2016 11:19 AM

Good use of existing resources. Always good to see what can be done with broken or unused items, rather than just throwing them out.

-- Bosun, Tasmania,

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#6 posted 08-27-2016 02:24 PM

Beatiful. Like a lot

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#7 posted 08-27-2016 02:35 PM

Derrick, that is a nice looking knife.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 08-28-2016 01:46 AM

First attempt, well looks as though you are off to a flying start, very nice work

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 08-30-2016 06:51 AM

Cool looking knife. The handle has come out very well indeed.

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