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Project by bugradx2 posted 06-30-2021 04:32 PM 564 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A close friend of mine is taking his son on his first big fishing trip with his Dad & uncles. He has seen some of the fillet knives I’ve done over the years and asked if I could do one for his son to give to Grandpa for the trip.

The three of us spent a little time looking at different types of wood for the handles and they decided to move forward with leopardwood with a close 2nd of zebrawood. I decided during the process that I would make two knives, one for my friend’s father (grandpa) and one for him. The near tie in which wood he and his son wanted to use made choosing a second handle type pretty easy.

It’s been probably 3 years since I used either one of them in a project so it was fun to use them again. I love using figured wood in small projects like this because it really gives me a chance to showcase the grain and figure of the wood.

The scales are held on using 5 minute epoxy from Gorilla Glue which is now my favorite epoxy. I’ve used JB Weld in the past and the fumes are obnoxious. The Gorilla Glue epoxy doesn’t hardly smell at all and will most definitely be used in future projects for sure.

The knife blanks are from Green River and I got them at Woodsmith. I’ve made a few over the years and the steel has surprised me with how good it is and how well it holds an edge.

Thanks very much for checking them out.

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





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pottz

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#1 posted 06-30-2021 04:42 PM

those are real nice,love the look of that leopard wood.

-- 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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woodchuckerNJ

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#2 posted 06-30-2021 05:24 PM

I agree, the leopard wood one is my fav too.

beautiful.

-- Jeff NJ

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 06-30-2021 06:23 PM

they are both my favorite cant decide on just 1 very beautiful gifts GREAT JOB :<)))

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

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 07-01-2021 10:07 AM

beautiful knives -

-- 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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ralbuck

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#5 posted 07-01-2021 03:49 PM

Too pretty to use!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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bugradx2

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#6 posted 07-01-2021 04:03 PM

Thank you all for the very nice comments, I appreciate it!

I did throw a quick update on the original project with thoughts on the epoxy I used also.

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

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YouthfullMind

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#7 posted 07-01-2021 05:47 PM

They turned out great! Where do you get the blades from? I’ve been wanting to make a few of these for gifts.

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 07-02-2021 12:28 PM

Great job, I’ll have to make some of these for when we go fishing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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bugradx2

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#9 posted 07-02-2021 04:47 PM



They turned out great! Where do you get the blades from? I ve been wanting to make a few of these for gifts.

- YouthfullMind

Thanks very much!

I will update where I got them from in the project overview. They’re Green River brand from Woodsmith.

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#10 posted 09-21-2021 03:00 PM

Nice job in the handles! I have one that I bought on line but your handles are much nicer!

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

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