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Shop Knife
« on: November 20, 2013, 07:37:28 PM »
I made a new shop knife out of a old Sawzall blade.  First I stripped the paint with a belt sander, then I drew out the shape I wanted.  Next I used a 1" belt sander to shape the knife blank.  Then I annealed the handle part so I could drill holes for the brass pins.  To anneal the steel I heated it to a cherry red hot and let it slowly cool down.  Keep the heat on the handle end, you want the blade end to stay as is.

The beginning of the blade.



Next I polished the blade by sanding with sandpaper, 150 grit through 600 grit.  This is a shop knife, the 600 grit s high enough.





Cut the scales/handles to the size I wanted.  This was a scrap of leopard wood.



 I epoxied one side to the knife blank.



 
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Re: Shop Knife
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 07:38:56 PM »
Part 2
After the epoxy has dried overnight I drill out the hole for the brass pin and trim the scales/handle to the basic shape I am looking for.



I then epoxy the other side on, and drill out the brass pin holes using the first side as a guide.  And epoxy the pins in place.



After the epoxy has dried overnight I then start shaping the handle.  I use either a 1" or 2" belt sander.  But this can be done using a Dremel with a drum sander.



Now I finish sanding by hand, starting with 150 grit, I sand until I have the shape I want.  Using the 150 grit to get the nice rounded corners is easier than trying to start at 220 or higher.  Once I get the shape I want all smoothed out I then finish sanding up to 600 grit. 



First coat of oil finish on the handle.



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Re: Shop Knife
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 08:38:28 PM »
I like that thanks for sharing  :bigup:

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Re: Shop Knife
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2013, 11:31:05 AM »
Good tutorial. Clear and concise. Thanks Marvin.

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