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Project by pottz posted 12-24-2019 05:39 PM 1027 views 6 times favorited 83 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a 8” demascus chefs knife from alabama demascus.the handle is thuya burl sanded to 400 grit finished with 3 coats of maloof oil and a final polish with wax.i did not go for a high gloss finish due to the fact it’s gonna get some heavy use and the shine wouldn’t last anyway.it will be treated the same as a cutting board.the handle is attached with 5 minute epoxy and mosaic pins.i want to thank lj’s member (sapwood) who’s knife inspired me and turned me on to alabama who have a great selection of knife blanks.

oh i just want to add the blade does not come with a proper edge,that i had to hone myself.simple though.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.





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Rich

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#1 posted 12-24-2019 05:43 PM

Beautiful, pottz. Really creative and well executed.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Andybb

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#2 posted 12-24-2019 05:47 PM

Very nice! Almost a shame to actually use it but it will definitely get accolades when you whip it out.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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pottz

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#3 posted 12-24-2019 05:58 PM

thanks guys ive always wanted to do a knife and after seeing sapwoods it was time to stop thing about it.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 12-24-2019 06:17 PM

Looks like you got your wish and got to do a knife. Great looking handle pottz! The grain is awesome!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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pottz

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#5 posted 12-24-2019 06:31 PM


Looks like you got your wish and got to do a knife. Great looking handle pottz! The grain is awesome!

- woodshaver Tony C

thanks buddy,yeah i love thuya burl ive done many pens with it,can be hard to sand though,it’s like hard butter and gums up sand paper quickly,when i turn it on a lathe i more or just burnish the wood more than sanding it smooth.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 12-24-2019 06:57 PM

Fantastic looking knife. It will surely dress up any kitchen it is used in.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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pottz

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#7 posted 12-24-2019 06:59 PM



Fantastic looking knife. It will surely dress up any kitchen it is used in.

- TopamaxSurvivor


Fantastic looking knife. It will surely dress up any kitchen it is used in.

- TopamaxSurvivor

thank you bob,and merry christmas.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Mark Wilson

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#8 posted 12-24-2019 08:10 PM

I’m guessing the blade is made from some kind of stone, like Alabama’s excellent sharpening products? Oh. No. That’s Arkansas. I thought I just got a new wrinkle in my brain. But, no. It’s just as flat as it was a minute ago. Nice knife.

-- Mark

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EarlS

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#9 posted 12-24-2019 08:12 PM

Oooohhh – nice looking knife!!!

I’ve made a grand total of one knife and a fork (BBQ Swap) but I want to make a whole knife set one of these days. Homemade handles look SO much nicer than the commercial ones. There are so many awesome wood species that can be used for the handles and of ccourse, Damascus steel is also pretty awesome.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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GR8HUNTER

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#10 posted 12-24-2019 08:17 PM

a beautiful knife Larry …. with the damascus metal and that burl …. and them mosiac pins put it over the top …. GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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pottz

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#11 posted 12-24-2019 08:18 PM



I m guessing the blade is made from some kind of stone, like Alabama s excellent sharpening products? Oh. No. That s Arkansas. I thought I just got a new wrinkle in my brain. But, no. It s just as flat as it was a minute ago. Nice knife.

- Mark Wilson


thanks my friend.dont worry i think your ok,you jump the tracks sometimes but you always manage to get
back on-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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pottz

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#12 posted 12-24-2019 08:20 PM



Oooohhh – nice looking knife!!!

I ve made a grand total of one knife and a fork (BBQ Swap) but I want to make a whole knife set one of these days. Homemade handles look SO much nicer than the commercial ones. There are so many awesome wood species that can be used for the handles and of ccourse, Damascus steel is also pretty awesome.

- EarlS

yeah theirs nothing more beautiful than a homade knife.this is my first but ive got a set of steak knives i got for a gift a couple years ago,time to get em out and finish em.thanks earl.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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pottz

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#13 posted 12-24-2019 08:22 PM



a beautiful knife Larry …. with the damascus metal and that burl …. and them mosiac pins put it over the top …. GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

- GR8HUNTER

thank you my friend.i really love the look of demascus.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 12-24-2019 09:00 PM

Now that is cool pottzy... Certainly won’t get too many of those thrown in with you 3am TV shopping freebies!

However,..... is that blade already delaminating or the camera out of focus? Otherwise you should have wiped the blade before the photo shoot.

How’d you shape the handles?... I’m guessing it wasn’t on the lathe after they were poxied to the tang…
Did SWMBO pose as a hand model during build or will she need to go to hand gym after Christmas to customise handle fit?... or do you wear the knives in the family?

Bit dramatic comeback for my quip about got your back,

With rc trail blazing with his 2 planks, I guess you landed the DT3 before you even posted this.

PS. Did you have issues getting a visa to Syria?

PPS. Did you deliberately post this project after that sideways picture just to piss me off? You know I can’t ignore your monumental offerings.

I refuse to draw attention to the OTHER TWO sideways postings on the same page!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#15 posted 12-24-2019 09:10 PM

ha ha now this is why i post projects.no the blade is not delaminating duckie,maybe google that.the handle i did the heavy shaping on the belt sander,then some rasp work and finally a lot of hand sanding.no hand models,this knife was made to fit my hand.hey robs a hard act to follow these days,how do you top that stool !!!!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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