One Piece Wood Knife

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Project by Phil32 posted 02-13-2020 02:21 AM 451 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is carved from a single piece of basswood, including the pivot. It is 8” long overall. After carving the blade slot & shaping the blade to go in the slot, the difficult part is forming the pivot. Since it is cross-grain, it has to be kept fairly large and precisely aligned side-to-side, so I cut it with a #9-7mm gouge. Then I had to release it by carefully slicing along the sides of the blade with a thin knife (metal). The process convinced me to just use 1/8” dowel for all future wooden knives.

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#1 posted 02-13-2020 03:52 AM

Wow, what a cool project!


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#2 posted 02-13-2020 04:39 AM

That is a tremendous amount of work!

Looks great.

I think ther textured scales adda lot of realism too.

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#3 posted 02-13-2020 05:38 AM

That is an awesome carving project!
... Yes, the easy way out would have been to use doweling…
... BUT, you did it the Hard way!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!

That was a true feat of Outstanding Carving!

Oh, what kind of steel is in the blade? :) (kidding) :)

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#4 posted 02-13-2020 02:31 PM

Lotta work there but soo satisfing. I love the details. I do use a bit of metal in all of mine. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 02-14-2020 12:24 AM

challenging yourself, I love it!

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#6 posted 02-14-2020 01:54 AM

Nice work, Phil! That took some incredible patience



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