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 Post subject: Re: First stab at a knife rehandle
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:36 pm 

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RedWattle wrote:I like the exposed machi


I liked the look of an exposed machi so I figured id try it.


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 Post subject: Re: First stab at a knife rehandle
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:40 pm 

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taz575 wrote:That looks like a Hammered Goko 240mm :)

Nice job Lunatic! I like the laminated Wa handle for the petty! As you found out, sometimes the handles get a little smaller than intended and don't match up with the Machi; a belt sander can grind the machi down a bit; I do that on some knives with a very tall Machi area.



Yeah. Learning as I go. Looking to buy some spacer materials to further the look.


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 Post subject: Re: First stab at a knife rehandle
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:24 am 
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Most of the knife making supply houses carry thin pieces of fiber spacers (red, blue, green, white, yellow) and also thin sheets of metal (copper, SS, brass, nickel silver), but the metal spacers are a PITA to keep completely flat and even with the surrounding wood and woods (even stabilized woods) can move slightly still and make the metal spacer uneven with the handle material. You can get thin pieces of wood for spacers from WoodCraft and Rockler, or thin pieces of M3 Composite materials, or thin G10/Micarta, Reconstitued stones, etc!


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 Post subject: Re: First stab at a knife rehandle
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:26 pm 

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Very nice job there.


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 Post subject: Re: First stab at a knife rehandle
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:07 pm 

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Very nice


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 Post subject: Re: First stab at a knife rehandle
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:21 pm 

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taz575 wrote:Most of the knife making supply houses carry thin pieces of fiber spacers (red, blue, green, white, yellow) and also thin sheets of metal (copper, SS, brass, nickel silver), but the metal spacers are a PITA to keep completely flat and even with the surrounding wood and woods (even stabilized woods) can move slightly still and make the metal spacer uneven with the handle material. You can get thin pieces of wood for spacers from WoodCraft and Rockler, or thin pieces of M3 Composite materials, or thin G10/Micarta, Reconstitued stones, etc!



I was thinking of using some bubinga veneer I have for spacers in a western handle.

if it's a PITA then I'm going to avoid it. Unless I can get access to my school wood shop I think I might just hold off on making handles until I get better tools. Right now my band saw tracks to the left and it's very frustrating.


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 Post subject: Re: First stab at a knife rehandle
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:45 pm 
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Not sure how much of the veneer would show? Also, make sure there is no adhesive on the back, some veneers have it already from the store. There are nice red fiber liners that pop well; red g10 is somewhat translucent and gets lots easily.

Equipment that doesn't work correctly/smoothly is a PITA! By track to the left, do you mean blade drift? There are some ways to tune that out, I just kinda go with it and eyeball where I need to cut usually.


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 Post subject: Re: First stab at a knife rehandle
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:06 pm 

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Why don't you embellish a bit more sand say the wood came from a plank of Noahs Ark?

It looks like a nice handle. The handle is like a japanese/french hybrid. I do like the design. Some people get carried away with kinky curves and forget that the user actually has to hold the handle. Great job...Speaking of Job...did you get the new job?


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 Post subject: Re: First stab at a knife rehandle
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:38 pm 

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If your saw is tracking it probably needs a set up. I have a 1964 20" Rockwell and it's a good saw. I put new tires and Carter guides on it. At the college I got a Grizzly 16" saw and put Carter guides on that and it's a good saw too.


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 Post subject: Re: First stab at a knife rehandle
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:39 pm 

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Nice handles by the way -


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