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 Post subject: first attempt at a WA handle tanaka content
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:42 pm 

Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:05 pm
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traded my brother for this beauty, this knife holds an edge like no other and just a joy to use.
what do you guys this of my first handle? the main piece is zebra wood and I'm not exactly sure what the rest is but its a total of 7 pieces
p.s this is my first post but have been following the forum for a while.
I'm a sushi chef and a culinary student at the moment with an ever growing collection of knives and cooking equipment :P


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 Post subject: Re: first attempt at a WA handle tanaka content
PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:27 am 

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Wow! Nice tenth effort, nevermind first.

Tell us a bit about your process.


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 Post subject: Re: first attempt at a WA handle tanaka content
PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:00 am 

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well, i been looking at quite a few other handles makers and kind of put a bunch together. i picked out a few pieces that i liked and thought that would go good together than doweled all but the bottom and top with a pine 1/2 inch and than glued with a 111 wood glue, glued for about 24ish hours than sanded on a belt sander until square added the octagon looking feature and than added some tung oil, waitng until tomorrow to buff it to shinny. looking forward to my next handle. everything was burned in when finished


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 Post subject: Re: first attempt at a WA handle tanaka content
PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:07 am 

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The handle looks amazing. When you get your final finish it would be great to see some close up pics.

Have you experimented at all with the neck dimension? I know a lot of guys prefer a bit more space between the handle and the heel.


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 Post subject: Re: first attempt at a WA handle tanaka content
PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:47 am 

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i have not, but i do want to make a lot more. I'm going to rehandle my other knifes 1 by 1. I have 2 more handles that are ready to be sanded but wanted to finish this one first because its one of my work knives


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 Post subject: Re: first attempt at a WA handle tanaka content
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:58 pm 

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that gorgeous! im shocked its a first attempt. kudos!


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 Post subject: Re: first attempt at a WA handle tanaka content
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:54 am 
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Sweet!



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 Post subject: Re: first attempt at a WA handle tanaka content
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:28 am 

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Nice handle and knife!


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