New Life for an Old Knife

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Project by jbschutz posted 04-17-2019 10:15 PM 741 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My favorite Chef’s knife was ready for retirement…..the handle was disintegrating. I nursed it along for a while, and then decided to try to rehabilitate it. I had a piece of African teak...supposed to be water resistant….and a little time. The original handle was held in place by brass rivets, and I couldn’t find any of those. Instead, I got brass machine screws and nuts from my local hardware guy, and they worked just fine. After sawing a kerf for the tang with my table saw and rounding over the edges on my router table, I carefully measured the locatiion of the hardware holes, drilled and then set the tang in place with epoxy. I let the brass hardware stand a bit proud and ground it down with my belt sander. The wood is treated to a few doses of mineral oil, and my baby is back in business. Very satisfying project!

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 04-18-2019 01:55 AM

Nice work John!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#2 posted 04-18-2019 11:52 AM

Very nice handle. Redoing a knife is a lot of fun!

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

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