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Offline paulc

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"finished" a knife
« on: March 17, 2022, 03:51:30 pm »
This knife is finished cause I need to cut my losses and move onto another project!  The problems have been many, not the least of which is that I can't get it to take an edge...I feel like I get real close.  But when I try to dress the other side I can easily run it across my palm with no risk of cutting myself :-(  I will keep trying to get an edge on it, and will likely replace the scales since I can see flex in the one when I squeeze the handle. 

The blade is an old hedge shear blade, scales are spalted oak.  The cutout in the one scale was supposed to land onto of the "forged" stamp in the blade but I somehow put the cut below the middle line instead of above the middle line.  And even though I test fit with pins the scales I somehow managed to miss the mark and drilled new holes....like I said-time to cut my losses. 

Finish is just a bunch of linseed oil...

Thanks, Paul

Online WhistlingBadger

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Re: "finished" a knife
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2022, 10:54:39 am »
Well, if it won't take an edge, call it a scraper!  Boom, done.   :OK   ;D  I like the look of it, anyway.
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Offline Pappy

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Re: "finished" a knife
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2022, 08:49:59 am »
Sometimes if you the bevel is off on one side or the other it is hard to ever get an edge on it, may check that and even it up. Nice looking knife though, seems like with bows they all have their challenges , the more you make the more you learn how to deal with those challenges.  ;) :)
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Offline White Falcon

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Re: "finished" a knife
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2022, 08:57:17 pm »
Try to get an even grind on both sides of the blade, don't get in a hurry.

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Re: "finished" a knife
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2022, 04:07:58 pm »
Iím just looking from my phone. It almost looks like a different color metal streak running through it?
Is that by any chance high carbon and the rest isnít? Can you orientate it on the edge?

Or maybe Iím seeing it all wrong.

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Offline paulc

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Re: "finished" a knife
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2022, 09:35:02 am »
I used black sharpie on either side of edge to help ensure my angle while sharpening was good.....Paul

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Re: "finished" a knife
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2022, 11:27:46 am »
I used black sharpie on either side of edge to help ensure my angle while sharpening was good.....Paul


Okay that explains it.

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