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this set of steak knives was a kit i got for christmas about 4 years ago,finally got around to making them.the handle mater that came with the set was a phenolic material that well just wasn’t very nice so i made the handles from cocobolo.the pins were another unattractive brass so i replaced those with mosaic pins.the knives are stainless steel.finish is 3 coats of wipe on poly.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.





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oldrivers

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#1 posted 04-19-2020 09:02 PM

Nice handles you made.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 04-19-2020 09:06 PM

Nice job.
The pins are basically decorative, not peened?

-- 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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#3 posted 04-19-2020 09:06 PM

Nice one Pottz, your steaks will taste so much more satisfying.
Cheers’
Anth

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#4 posted 04-19-2020 09:12 PM



Nice handles you made.

- oldrivers


thank you,much better than what they gave me.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 04-19-2020 09:13 PM



Nice job.
The pins are basically decorative, not peened?

- TopamaxSurvivor

thanks,they are epoxied so the will add strength.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 04-19-2020 09:14 PM



Nice one Pottz, your steaks will taste so much more satisfying.
Cheers
Anth

- anthm27


thanks anth.ive got so many knives now so these will probably be regifted.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 04-19-2020 09:19 PM

Good looking knives Pottz!
Wood is so much more attractive! Are you having a nice juicy steak for dinner tonight?

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

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#8 posted 04-19-2020 09:29 PM



Good looking knives Pottz!
Wood is so much more attractive! Are you having a nice juicy steak for dinner tonight?

- woodshaver Tony C


thanks buddy,no chicken noodle soup-lol.i like your avatar,this one looks like you.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 04-19-2020 09:43 PM

Nice looking handles there pottzy and would look great in a presentation box.

Unfortunately, a bloody good blue steak could be cut with a blunt popsicle stick…

I have some ceramic knives that I bought myself many years ago and keep forgetting about them until I’m too busy to do anything with them… and then I forget again till the next time.
Other than the poxy, how did you finish/trim/level the pins without marring the wood.

How confident are you with the WOP in a dishwasher… i’ve yet to read about “hand washing” (and you know my reading prowess).

PS. What cloth is the 3 WOP coats made of… would it shrink in water (dishwasher or hand job)?

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#10 posted 04-19-2020 09:50 PM

Soup! Ok.. that’s good too! But after see those nice steak knives I just might throw a rib-eye on the grill tonight.

Thanks Pottz! About my avatar! This is the one I started with when I joined Lumberjocks 11 years ago.

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

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#11 posted 04-19-2020 10:13 PM



Nice looking handles there pottzy and would look great in a presentation box.

Unfortunately, a bloody good blue steak could be cut with a blunt popsicle stick…

I have some ceramic knives that I bought myself many years ago and keep forgetting about them until I m too busy to do anything with them… and then I forget again till the next time.
Other than the poxy, how did you finish/trim/level the pins without marring the wood.

How confident are you with the WOP in a dishwasher… i ve yet to read about “hand washing” (and you know my reading prowess).

PS. What cloth is the 3 WOP coats made of… would it shrink in water (dishwasher or hand job)?

- LittleBlackDuck


i just ground down the pins as close to the wood as i could then sanded down smooth, no problem,there made out of brass and copper so pretty soft.no dish washer for good knives duck,all my kitchen knives get hand washed.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#12 posted 04-19-2020 10:40 PM

cocobolo looks so much more nicer then that cheap plastic they came with do you rough up your pins before you put them in or just put them ? GREAT JOB :<))

AGREE about Tony’s new avatar suits him more

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#13 posted 04-19-2020 10:53 PM

Good looking handles, gotta be better than the kit

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#14 posted 04-19-2020 10:55 PM

They look great!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#15 posted 04-19-2020 11:35 PM

Nice job Pottz

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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