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Project by Andre posted 01-15-2021 06:33 AM 744 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to try my hand at making some Knife handles, 2” baby first one made with Teak handle.
My second one is a 10” chefs knife with a Goncalo Alves handle.
Not really sure about quality of the steel but they take a nice edge, have to wait an see how long they keep there edge?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.





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mel52

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#1 posted 01-15-2021 06:44 AM

Looks like a hand comfortable, designed handle. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 01-15-2021 08:03 AM


... Not really sure about quality of the steel but they take a nice edge, have to wait an see how long they keep there edge?
- Andre

Use the back of the knife and the edge will stay sharp forever…

Any chance of some more detail in the “popping”?

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

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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 01-15-2021 04:46 PM

Very nicely done.

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pottz

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#4 posted 01-15-2021 06:21 PM

knives are fun to make and make great gifts.nice job on your first ones.

-- 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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Andre

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#5 posted 01-15-2021 06:54 PM


... Not really sure about quality of the steel but they take a nice edge, have to wait an see how long they keep there edge?
- Andre

Use the back of the knife and the edge will stay sharp forever…

Any chance of some more detail in the “popping”?

- LittleBlackDuck

Sounds like my Wife, hates “sharp knifes” What’s popping?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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pottz

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#6 posted 01-15-2021 07:10 PM


... Not really sure about quality of the steel but they take a nice edge, have to wait an see how long they keep there edge?
- Andre

Use the back of the knife and the edge will stay sharp forever…

Any chance of some more detail in the “popping”?

- LittleBlackDuck

Sounds like my Wife, hates “sharp knifes” What s popping?

- Andre


you dont speak “duckease”

-- 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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Andre

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#7 posted 01-15-2021 07:16 PM

Is it anything like “Duck n ease” ? Eh Mate:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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pottz

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#8 posted 01-15-2021 08:03 PM



Is it anything like “Duck n ease” ? Eh Mate:)

- Andre


it’s a combination of a lot of quaking and gibberish with a little sarcasm thrown in ;-)

-- 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 01-15-2021 08:56 PM

they look great!

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 01-15-2021 09:33 PM


... Not really sure about quality of the steel but they take a nice edge, have to wait an see how long they keep there edge?
- Andre

Use the back of the knife and the edge will stay sharp forever…

Any chance of some more detail in the “popping”?

- LittleBlackDuck

Sounds like my Wife, hates “sharp knifes” What s popping?

- Andre

you dont speak “duckease”

- pottz


Let me translate from Mandarin...

First thing that came to mind was pop reivets (hence ”popping”)... regards attaching the handles… I am guessing some sort of rivets might be used as opposed to 6” nails.
In layman’s terms,

how were the tangs attached.

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

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Andre

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#11 posted 01-15-2021 09:56 PM

What I assumed :) chefs knife has brass pins and baby brother silver pins.
Had to make up a quick guard so protect the edge.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 01-15-2021 10:33 PM

Are they poxied or hammered?

I bought a set of blades,

and a ceramic blade (hidden somewhere) many years ago and have held off making handles due to best method of attachment.

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

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Andre

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#13 posted 01-15-2021 11:48 PM

Epoxied, had to run the handles over the belt sander to rough them up a bit so the epoxy could get a good grip and also wiped down the wood handles with acetone, teak is real oily :)
Still have a couple of sport knifes to finish!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 01-16-2021 12:07 AM


Epoxied…..
- Andre
Green bum!

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

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mafe

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#15 posted 01-26-2021 01:55 PM

Looks nive, love that you kept it simple.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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