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Project by pottz posted 12-20-2020 08:39 PM 1496 views 0 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this was a folding pocket kit knife from rockler that had been in the drawer for a couple years so during breaks from the pepper grinder project i decided too finally do it.the wood used is snakewood,a pretty rare and very expensive wood.the amount used was about 10 bucks worth.if youve ever worked with it you’ll know it cracks just looking at it.when ever ive made a pen with it ill add water while drilling too prevent it from splitting.had to redo one side that broke while cutting on the scroll saw.the pieces were epoxied to the handle.sanded to 400 grit then polished with carnuba wax on the buffer.im gonna gift this one.

-- 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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#1 posted 12-20-2020 09:17 PM

Hey!

That looks like a cut above the rest!

-- Regards Rob

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Andre

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#2 posted 12-20-2020 09:23 PM

Sure, rub salt in while yer at it:) Post office misplaced my order, which had some knife kits in it. Christmas gifts of course!
Was going through some of special woods in the shop and was looking at a piece of Lacewood that Kiefer gave me a while ago.
Seen Snakewood before, wasn’t aware of how brittle it was, Knife looks good!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Rich

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#3 posted 12-20-2020 09:28 PM

Looks awesome, pottz. I don’t think I’ve ever seen snakewood, but it sure is beautiful.

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

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#4 posted 12-20-2020 09:36 PM

Well played Mr. Pottz!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, [email protected]

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#5 posted 12-20-2020 09:41 PM

That is some beautiful wood and workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 12-20-2020 09:58 PM

First cocobolo and now snakewood and you dare to criticise my NASA laboratory... shit, you have shekels oozing out of your scrap bin!

rc, I’ve a feeling I know where to start looking for your wallet!

-- 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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#7 posted 12-20-2020 10:04 PM



Hey!

That looks like a cut above the rest!

- robscastle


ha thanks

-- 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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pottz

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#8 posted 12-20-2020 10:05 PM



Sure, rub salt in while yer at it:) Post office misplaced my order, which had some knife kits in it. Christmas gifts of course!
Was going through some of special woods in the shop and was looking at a piece of Lacewood that Kiefer gave me a while ago.
Seen Snakewood before, wasn t aware of how brittle it was, Knife looks good!

- Andre


i hear ya our mail here has been hit and miss,our guy came this morning he said their short handed with the virus,they actually brought people in from other states.

-- 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 12-20-2020 10:06 PM



Looks awesome, pottz. I don t think I ve ever seen snakewood, but it sure is beautiful.

- Rich


it’s cool looking wood but hard too work with.sometime pens will crack way after there finished.

-- 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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#10 posted 12-20-2020 10:07 PM



Well played Mr. Pottz!

- mikeacg


thanks mike

-- 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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#11 posted 12-20-2020 10:07 PM



That is some beautiful wood and workmanship.

- oldrivers


thanks rivers.

-- 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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pottz

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#12 posted 12-20-2020 10:08 PM



First cocobolo and now snakewood and you dare to criticise my NASA laboratory... shit, you have shekels oozing out of your scrap bin!

rc, I ve a feeling I know where to start looking for your wallet!

- LittleBlackDuck


rc’s wallet,dont know what your talking about ducks. ;-0

-- 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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RCCinNC

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#13 posted 12-20-2020 11:02 PM

Sweet blade Pottz. Love the wood but judging from your comments I don’t think I ever want to work with it. I’ve got some lacewood as well, looking for a special project. Looks somewhat similar to the flecking in your snakewood. Still kind of shy a gift for the wife…but think I’ll come up with something other than a wannabe switchblade…self preservation being what it is and all.
Nicely done! ...and Happy Holidays!

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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Dave Polaschek

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#14 posted 12-20-2020 11:11 PM

That’s a pretty one, Pottz! Well done, and it’s sure to be appreciated as a gift.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#15 posted 12-20-2020 11:13 PM

Nice job potzz. Ya done good. That knife works has a kind of old timey look to it, and add that Snakewood, nice together.

-- Think safe, be safe

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