Handle For A Rusty Old Knife

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Project by Gumnut posted 10-06-2012 03:05 PM 1667 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A man at work had a knife blade that his son in South Africa owned and gave to his younger brother here in Australia. Now the younge lad cherished this knife blade because of his love for his brother. The father took the blade and the younge boy (14) said where are you going with my knife, Father answered in a grufff deep voice
“I get it fixed”.
So I thought this needs a bit of special attention. After cleaning, polishing and sharpening the blade, I made a handle out of Western Australian curly Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) shaping it to siut the large hands of the father so when the son grows up it should suit the son. Sanded and sealed with two pack resin.

Then I had a thought that it needs more, but that is the next project upload.

Hope you enjoy.

-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association

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#1 posted 10-06-2012 04:37 PM

The handle looks amazing, great job.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#2 posted 10-06-2012 04:43 PM

Yes, what an incredible transformation. That curly Eucalyptus is amazing.

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 10-06-2012 07:58 PM

It looks like magic!! Very nice restoration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 10-07-2012 04:44 PM

Wonderful story about a knife and a good reason for making it useful as well as great looking. The box you
made is a great addition to the knife and a wonderful storage place. I guess age and responsibility are relative, my 11 year old grandson has been hunting with his father as a spectator for several years and is judged responsible enough to have his own knives. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 10-07-2012 06:54 PM

Beautiful knife and exelent work on that one.
This is a wonderful story and I am sure he will be more than happy.
Best thoughts,

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

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