Small Skinner for my Father-In-Law

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Project by MOJOE posted 05-11-2010 02:05 AM 3671 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, after I finished my son’s crib and dresser, I decided a small project was the way to stay in the shop a little and still tend to my family. Since my father-in-law has just recently taken up bowhunting, I thought a small skinner would be a welcome addition to his hunting pack. Nothing too crazy here, just a knife kit from WoodCraft (about $20). I had some birch cutoffs lying around, so they became handle material. Sanded them out on a drum attachment for the drill press, a little “upside-down” belt sander work, and here it is. I brushed the blade with some 180 grit paper to make it look a little “used”, and I am thinking about a simple leather sheath. Just finished with a simple coat of shellac to warm it up a little… if I can just get a deer in front of him, he’ll be GOLDEN!!!!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 02:31 AM

Very nice looking knife, as the rest of your projects.

-- Janice

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 02:48 AM

Nice work. Simple yet effective.

-- Mark DeSchepper -- The things I make may be for gifts for others, but making them is a gift to myself.

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#3 posted 05-11-2010 02:51 AM

Very nice. Great project.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 05-11-2010 03:26 AM

theres nothing like a good knife.

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#5 posted 05-11-2010 04:31 AM

Thanks for the kind words, this project was really kinda fun, and I look forward to trying another…..maybe with a slightly smaller handle…...a little sexier lines!!!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#6 posted 05-11-2010 09:33 AM

That is one Sweet Looking Knife!

Your Father-In-Law will be pleased I’m sure!

NO NO NO Not a Smaller Handle! BIGGER BLADE as in “Bowie Knife” OR! A “Crocodile Dundee” Special!! ...LOL…


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 05-15-2010 10:19 PM

a fine little knife
but you proppebly don´t know this
you must never give a knife away , the resiver has to pay for it
the last I made years ago was to my uncle and under the birthday party
I claimed one $ from him before he got it to the birthdayparty


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#8 posted 10-24-2011 07:00 AM

Thats a nice one. On my Todo list.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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