father's day skinner knife

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Project by shelly_b posted 06-18-2013 05:30 AM 2878 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ordered a couple knife blanks from WC a couple months ago just because they were on sale. I thought they would make perfect father’s day presents, so I planned on making my dad one, and one for Eric. Eric decided he would rather I make his for his dad, rather than him(well, I could make his later). So, this is the knife I made for his dad. The handle is sapele. It’s a skinner knife. This is my second attempt at leather work. The first time I laced it, I was putting the kife in and out, testing the fit and when I looked down, I realized it had cut through the last 4 laces, so I had to come up with a different plan. I thought maybe stitching it this way, rather than wrapping around like I did the other knife would keep it from being cut. After I was done I still wasn’t sure so I put a little peice of leather where the tip goes to keep it from cutting. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 06-18-2013 05:35 AM

I can never choose just 6 pics to post. What I didn’t take a pic of was on the back of the sheath, I stamped PawPaw, because he is a very manly tough guy, but Payton has him wrapped around her little finger, and he is her favorite person ever:) He even let her paint his toe nails, we have a pic of her feeding him with a baby doll bottle… so, I thought it would be a nice touch.

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#2 posted 06-18-2013 08:06 AM

Great looking knife….

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

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#3 posted 06-18-2013 09:48 AM

Great job Shelly. Yes, granddaughters have power over grandpa.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 06-18-2013 09:56 AM

Those are really wonderfully crafted. And a very small steel rivet is sometimes placed at the very bottom point of the sheaths for this reason.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#5 posted 06-18-2013 10:31 AM

Great work shelly_b !.....I’m sure these were big hits with dad and dad -in-law on father’s day…..

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 06-18-2013 10:55 AM

Gr8 story and gr8 job on that sharp pointy thingy… :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 06-18-2013 11:54 AM

Great present Shelly! Nice!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 06-18-2013 01:20 PM

Very nice job on the knife and the leatherwork, Shelly : )
Great story about paw-paw as well .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 06-18-2013 01:21 PM

Very nice Father’s Day present and great job on the knife!!

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

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#10 posted 06-18-2013 04:55 PM

Thanks guys:)

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#11 posted 06-18-2013 04:58 PM

Great knife. This project came out really well.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#12 posted 06-18-2013 10:44 PM

very well done,nice thoughtful gift.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#13 posted 06-19-2013 12:01 AM

Very nice well done. I love the sheath. I have just made my first leather sheath but ther is no wood in my knife so I cannot post it here.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#14 posted 06-19-2013 11:50 AM

Thanks guys:) I tried using wood dye(since that’s all I have) to tan the other sheath brown, but for some reason it took on a purplish tint…so I left this one bare.

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#15 posted 06-20-2013 04:13 PM

Cool and good looking gift for Dad. Like the handle as well as the sheath. Well done!

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