Making my own knife part three DONE!!

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by pandamonium, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. pandamonium

    pandamonium New Member

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    I finally got a little time and finished off this little experiment. I am happy with it for a first try, I really should have ground the bevel much higher on the blade, it is too thick to sharpen very well.

    To finish, I glued the spacer material to the handle pieces, I used red and black. Then I cut out the shape I wanted for the handles.
     

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  2. pandamonium

    pandamonium New Member

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    I then glued and pinned the handles to the tang, that was a pain in the arse, I'll learn the tricks and they will get easier, I hope!
     

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  3. doctherock

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    Damn brother that looks good.
     
  4. pandamonium

    pandamonium New Member

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    I sanded the handles to the general shape on the belt sander, then I hand sanded the handles from 100 thru 400 grit. I put 4 coats of Howards Butcher Block Conditioner, which is mineral oil with beeswax and carnuba wax mixed in. I rubbed that out and this is my first try DONE!
     

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  5. pandamonium

    pandamonium New Member

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    A couple more.
     

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  6. doctherock

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  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    That's a great first knife! Nice job. :cool:
     
  8. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Fantastic work!
    That looks real nice. You should be real proud of what you've done there.
     
  9. Neophyte1

    Neophyte1 New Member

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    Good Looking ''knife''

    pandamonium; Sir; a wow wee. :) This is why:) I come to sites:)
    yes; I'm a new'bee to this site. Thanks for sharing :)
     
  10. NGIB

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    Fantastic job on your first knife. I'm truly impressed by the results...
     
  11. NitroxAZ

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    That is outstanding. Job well done Sir!!!
     
  12. pandamonium

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    Thank you gentlemen, I am happy with the end results. Although there is still a long way to go on the learning curve, I plan to stick with it and begin a knife making hobby that hopefully will be able to pay for itself.

    I will post pics of new knives as I go. Thanks for the words of encouragement! Joe
     
  13. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    Wow! that is absolutely sweet!

    Did you make the pins or did you buy them?
     
  14. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Really cool. Well done Panda and THANKS for posting as you went along.

    *kudos*

    JD
     
  15. IGETEVEN

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    A mighty fine looking knife ya made there Panda, congrats to you sir! :D

    Nothing beats the personal satisfaction and the feeling of great accomplishment one has from crafting something beautiful, strong and useful, from your own set of paws! :cool:
     
  16. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Very nice job. Looks good.
     
  17. canebrake

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    I'd hang that beauty somewhere discernible in the house (not the man-cave) where everyone can admire your work!

    Nice job pan-man.
     
  18. orangello

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    :eek:
    Wow! I didn't think it would turn out that nice. You could make a few really nice Christmas gifts like that, but only for the people you are really close to (and trust with a knife).
     
  19. pandamonium

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    I bought the pins and the red and black spacers. I used Texas Knifemakers Supply, they had good prices, shipping was prompt and the cust service was excellent.