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Old 04-13-2017, 07:00 PM
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Default Knife finished for spoon and fork set..

Today I was able to finish the knife that goes with the fork and spoon..

The "How to" video won't be done for maybe 4 or 5 days since it will take that long to edit it..

Everything was done by hand.. No electrically powered machinery was used..

It could use a little more polishing but it's good for now.. The handle was made out of some really weird wood "Bokuuta" I believe it is called.. It's very dense and heavy with oils..

The draw knife would only pull shavings unless it caught a grain and then it would cleave off right up the grain.. ..

Anyhow, here are the pictures.. Took about 8 hours from start to finish..

I did use epoxy vs horse glue...

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Old 04-13-2017, 07:03 PM
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Here is the finished item..
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:58 PM
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Looks great! I think they are a little big for my table, but the workmanship is awesome.


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Old 04-13-2017, 08:17 PM
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Looks great! I think they are a little big for my table, but the workmanship is awesome.
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Thanks.. Really the knife could be used for anything. (super sharp). The fork and spoon maybe on those rare occasions where you are feeding an army or cooking in the fire..
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:19 PM
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They look great and very smooth too.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:36 PM
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Awesome knife!

The wood is spelled "Bocote" . It makes an excellent handle, and also is excellent for plugging up sandpaper and grinding belts, and making you sneeze
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They look great and very smooth too.
Thanks.. YUP smoooootth.. If you look at the pictures closely you can see the hardening line/zone (hamon)..

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Awesome knife!

The wood is spelled "Bocote" . It makes an excellent handle, and also is excellent for plugging up sandpaper and grinding belts, and making you sneeze
Thanks Matt..

That's it.. It was just what I was looking for to offset the color of everything being bright..

It was amazing just how fast it plugged up everything.. I did notice that once the sandpaper plugged up it acted like a burnishing tool and really gave the wood a nice luster..

What would you use for a final finish? Sealer?
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:30 AM
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I've found that it is a lot like rosewood, and cocobolo. It has so much wax in it that if you polish/burnish it well it doesn't absorb anything very well. My go to finish has always been danish oil, but I think 90% of it wipes back off. A rub down with birchwood casey's gunstock wax will give it a little bit more shine and help seal the pores also.
Its pretty impressive stuff as far as wood goes. I always liked cocobolo better (seems to have a tighter grain) but it got put on the endangered species list a year or two ago and if you can find any for sale you won't like the price.
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I've found that it is a lot like rosewood, and cocobolo. It has so much wax in it that if you polish/burnish it well it doesn't absorb anything very well. My go to finish has always been danish oil, but I think 90% of it wipes back off. A rub down with birchwood casey's gunstock wax will give it a little bit more shine and help seal the pores also.
Its pretty impressive stuff as far as wood goes. I always liked cocobolo better (seems to have a tighter grain) but it got put on the endangered species list a year or two ago and if you can find any for sale you won't like the price.

Thanks for the info.

Cocobolo is one of my favorites from way back in the 80's for making pipes from.. I used to make some neatly sculpted pipes with marble and cocobolo..

How do you feel about Johnsons floor wax?

you might find this amusing, so I am showing the way the handles are mounted to the knife.. It's something I figure you could appreciate..
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I'd like to think of something smart, but I don't want to hurt myself.

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Lathe? Maybe..... 1958 SBL 13"
Yeti Esseti Aka running welder on 3phase.
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:07 PM
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They call that an integral, and the price just doubled

I have done one with integral bolsters and it was a major pain. A milling machine would have been a big help to square the shoulders. I'm getting the itch to try it again and thinking it would be really cool if I could put a 1/2 or 3/4 inch radius in instead of a square shoulder, and then match the wood to the curve.

I have never tried the johnsons floor wax but I have heard of folks using it. I'm sure it would be fine, and is probably more or less the same stuff as the birchwood casey stock wax in a different container.
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