My favorite Chef's knife was ready for retirement…..the handle was disintegrating. I nursed it along for a while, and then decided to try to rehabilitate it. I had a piece of African teak...supposed to be water resistant….and a little time. The original handle was held in place by brass rivets, and I couldn't find any of those. Instead, I got brass machine screws and nuts from my local hardware guy, and they worked just fine. After sawing a kerf for the tang with my table saw and rounding over the edges on my router table, I carefully measured the locatiion of the hardware holes, drilled and then set the tang in place with epoxy. I let the brass hardware stand a bit proud and ground it down with my belt sander. The wood is treated to a few doses of mineral oil, and my baby is back in business. Very satisfying project!