Knife Handles

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Project by hutchmp posted 02-25-2019 12:21 AM 752 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a good project for the kids or grandkids. I picked up some knife blanks at the local Woodcraft store which were very inexpensive, $20 or less each and they come with everything you need including a sheath. I had plenty of wood scraps from previous projects for the handles so no real cost there. I laid the knives and wood out and let them pick what they wanted to make and which knife they wanted to have. Of course, I picked one up for myself as well. In the photo (left to right) we ended up using Bocote, hard maple / walnut mix, bubinga / hard maple mix, and bubinga. My eldest son tried his hand at burning the wood with a torch (furthest one to the right) and it turned out really nice. We used Danish oil and wax finish for the handles. Overall a generally easy project and a great keepsake for the kids that they can use hunting, camping, or whatever.


-- Hutch

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#1 posted 02-26-2019 05:42 AM

Nice job on the handles. I have always had a fondness for cutting instruments. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 02-26-2019 10:09 AM

Nice to see kids making things in the shop…great idea!

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#3 posted 02-26-2019 02:51 PM

Those came out beautifully. The more we can do with kids where they work with their hands the better prepared they will be to face the challenges of life.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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