Custom kitchen knives, custom kitchen knife handles and general rambunctiousness
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:46 pm
Yes, I use G Flex for essentially all handle construction.
Sometimes, though, with Wa construction I use G Flex for the first filling and then when it sets and you might get a small vacancy around the tang at the front of the handle, then I'll use a 5 minute to fill the void.
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:17 pm
I was sent two very old, very rusty carving forks for a restoration project. These are old, forged forks from Lamson...they were in the basement during a flood, so you can imagine how they looked:
I was told "You know me, I like shiney!"....so:
I made it shiny.
Now it's time to put a handle on it.
To be continued.....
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:25 pm
My jaw almost hit the floor, but luckily the contraction from my ear-to-ear grin, and yelling "Holy CRAP!" prevented my mandible from dislocating.
Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:48 pm
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:41 pm
That looks very similar to one I got from Pierre....and you have put in alot more work. Did you do it by hand, or Dremel to get in between the tines?
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:49 pm
The inside of the tines is not 100% complete. I used the belt grinder to start, now it's hand work. I used a dowel wrapped in sandpaper to get into the round part at the top of the inside of the tines.
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:15 pm
Thanks, Adam, ordered a bit of the West this evening.
Doing my first wa-handle on a Tojiro ITK. If it goes OK, I'll try with a bit better wood on the next ones.
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:35 am
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:18 pm
Wow.... i dont know if theres much more to say. but you are a true artist!. and i cannot believe that is the same fork! crazy! I LOVE ALL THIS TYPE OF WORK
Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:55 pm
Both forks are all cleaned up and polished. Ready for some new shoes now. Need to clean up the tangs a bit more though.
....to be continued.
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