2017 knife swap

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Project by doubleG469 posted 11-11-2017 04:51 AM 1342 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my contribution to the 2017 Knife Swap. Draw knife and a mini style “kukri” shape. Also for myself I made a kiridashi marking knife.

All were made from wet tile saw blades.

Cut out with and shaped, hardened and tempered all in my 3 car garage.

Draw knife has mahogany handles.

Knife has my favorite and quickly running out of spalted hackberry scales.

Kiridashi has pecan scales.

-- I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas

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#1 posted 11-11-2017 05:27 AM

Excellent package buddy. Seriously amazing, the draw knife is an especially good idea on this one and execution was amazing.

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#2 posted 11-11-2017 06:09 AM

That’s some good reuse of materials and a nice set of tools.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#3 posted 11-11-2017 11:29 AM

Awesome set Gary! The drawknife is unique and a tough build I imagine. I love the Kukuri. Looks like a nice size to have around. And, you know I LOVE those scales! :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 11-11-2017 11:39 AM

Nicely done, Gary! That spalted hackberry is beautiful and the knives look darned useful.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 11-11-2017 12:49 PM

All of these knives and tools are so nice and beautifully done. I am really enjoying looking at all of these knives this morning. Nice work, Gary.

elluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 11-11-2017 01:10 PM

Super job buddy! When I saw that draw knife I remember saying, “now why didn’t I think of that”. Great job on everything and thanks for being a big part of the swap.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 11-11-2017 02:00 PM

Great array of knives to be used in the shop. The draw knife is exceptionally done. Nice work.

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

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#8 posted 11-11-2017 06:09 PM

Nicely done Gary! Thinking of the drawknife was a great idea. Congrats!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#9 posted 11-11-2017 06:56 PM

Well done GG

-- Rick M,

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#10 posted 11-12-2017 12:13 PM

Thats thinking out of the box. I like all your projects. Keep up the good work and keep on posting so I can steal ideas. Thanks

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#11 posted 11-12-2017 07:35 PM

I am here to say the kukri is a very nice knife ….BUT let me say the draw knife is very excellent …...when I built my mallet awhile back I was thinking WOW I could use a draw knife ….so after I received this package was a surprise it was for me I put 2×2 x18 piece oak in vise and played and played and played till I had a pile of shavings ….VERY HAPPY THANKS AGAIN Gary :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#12 posted 11-15-2017 09:18 PM

Gotta ask….........Did you do that to your finger while making these knives?

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#13 posted 11-16-2017 03:15 AM

Gotta ask….........Did you do that to your finger while making these knives?

- LDO2802

Nope, got that beauty working on a cutting board. This one

Saws are not your friend, treat them with respect.

-- I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas

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