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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2020, 08:25:29 pm »
Lekker, ek laaik enige ding wat self gemaak is.   :thumleft: :thumleft:  Wys nou die steak.   :imaposer:
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2020, 06:38:41 am »
Beautiful knives!

@Rossdog :
How, or with what do you treat the wood you used on your handles? I made my son a knife and used Swarthout (Blackwood?) for the handle. I submerged the wood in a solution of turpentine and raw linseed oil for almost a week. Regardless, the handle does not like water at all and must be washed rather quickly and then be dried immediately, otherwise it absorbs the water and sort of deteriorates.
 

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2020, 07:29:04 am »
Beautiful knives!

@Rossdog :
How, or with what do you treat the wood you used on your handles? I made my son a knife and used Swarthout (Blackwood?) for the handle. I submerged the wood in a solution of turpentine and raw linseed oil for almost a week. Regardless, the handle does not like water at all and must be washed rather quickly and then be dried immediately, otherwise it absorbs the water and sort of deteriorates.

I've notices that black-wood does not like water at all.  I made myself a black-wood table and it shown every little drop of water. 

On the other hand, I never ever submerge my knifes in water.  I just use a soapy sponge and wipe the blade clean, then rinse it under the tap, just the blade and then wipe it with a dry cloth.     :thumleft:
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2020, 07:38:08 am »
Net so Louis. Ek vee ook net die mes af met 'n klam lap en as hy gewas moet word, was ek net die lem, droog hom dadelik af en smeer hom bietjie olie. Die lem is ge-"forge" uit 'n ripper tand, so hy roes effens as hy nie reg hanteer word nie.
Die probleem het gekom toe die mes saam met die gewone skottelgoed in die kombuis opeindig. ::) Ek het omtrent gesukkel om die hef weer mooi te kry.
 

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2020, 08:16:02 am »
Net so Louis. Ek vee ook net die mes af met 'n klam lap en as hy gewas moet word, was ek net die lem, droog hom dadelik af en smeer hom bietjie olie. Die lem is ge-"forge" uit 'n ripper tand, so hy roes effens as hy nie reg hanteer word nie.
Die probleem het gekom toe die mes saam met die gewone skottelgoed in die kombuis opeindig. ::) Ek het omtrent gesukkel om die hef weer mooi te kry.

Ai tog.  Ek sukkel net so met by tafelblad, miskien het Ross raad.      En vernis is nie 'n opsie, dit lyk sommer lelik op daai hout. 
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2020, 09:02:54 am »
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2020, 05:21:20 pm »
Net so Louis. Ek vee ook net die mes af met 'n klam lap en as hy gewas moet word, was ek net die lem, droog hom dadelik af en smeer hom bietjie olie. Die lem is ge-"forge" uit 'n ripper tand, so hy roes effens as hy nie reg hanteer word nie.
Die probleem het gekom toe die mes saam met die gewone skottelgoed in die kombuis opeindig. ::) Ek het omtrent gesukkel om die hef weer mooi te kry.

Ai tog.  Ek sukkel net so met by tafelblad, miskien het Ross raad.      En vernis is nie 'n opsie, dit lyk sommer lelik op daai hout.
Ek gebruik woodoc se furniture wax op al my rou hout dit trek baie goed in. Weet nie van baie water nie maar druppels maak nie kolle nie. Mens moet dit net gereeld (6maande) opsit.

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2020, 03:01:39 pm »
I've found that if you polish the wooden handle on a buffing machine, the buffing compound helps seal the knife, but water still gets absorbed, especially if sent through a cycle in a dishwasher

I learnt a good trick recently from an old, experienced knife maker. Pre-cut a selection of rough knife scales, then soak then for several days, even weeks in floor sealant (the white, milky type) a big jar or sealable bucket. The sealant permeates the wood completely and stabilises it once dry. It works like a charm and is cheap. A 5 litre container of floor sealant will probably last a lifetime.

I've heard of other guys putting the scales in a thin resin and then vacuum-packing it in those heavy duty vacuum pack bags that butchers use. This process "sucks" the resin into the wood.

Another alternative is to give it a layer of good quality sealant, sand it off when dry with steel wool, repeat, repeat again, and repeat a few more times. I guess this could also work if you have a vacuum packing machine at you disposal.
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2020, 03:09:57 pm »
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2020, 03:10:53 pm »
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2020, 03:31:18 pm »
Work in progress.   :biggrin:

Trying my hand at knife making.  Doing it the easy way.   :eek7:    Will see what the outcome is.   :peepwall:
Making the handle from sneeze wood, will attempt that tomorrow


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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2020, 08:53:42 am »
Have you got that belt grinder set up and tracking properly yet Louis?
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2020, 10:34:41 am »
Have you got that belt grinder set up and tracking properly yet Louis?

I am a maplotter.   :biggrin:  Belt grinder still the same although I have the goodies to set it up properly.   :patch:
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2020, 06:03:59 pm »
It will make your life easier.
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #54 on: February 26, 2020, 08:27:47 pm »
It will make your life easier.

True, I am almost done with my attempt of a knife, so will do it tomorrow.   :patch: :biggrin:
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #55 on: February 26, 2020, 08:45:33 pm »
 :sip: Ek het vir Ross gese ek het n masjien vir jou.  :bueller:
 

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #56 on: February 26, 2020, 09:06:40 pm »
:sip: Ek het vir Ross gese ek het n masjien vir jou.  :bueller:

En so soek ek my gat af na jou.   :eek7: 
Ek het al pm's gestuur om dankie te se vir die belt grinder se "base".  Maar nou het ek jou, moers dankie, ek waardeer.   :deal:   :thumleft: 
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2020, 10:30:30 am »
Knife done and dusted. handle made from sneeze wood.  I battled with the handle but learned, should be easier in the future. 

I am happy with my 1st attempt.   :thumleft:  Not the greatest and not the nicest, best looking knife, but I did it and it is mine.  Plenty room for improvement but for now I can live with it.    :biggrin:   
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #58 on: February 27, 2020, 10:55:56 am »
Baie goeie werk vir n eerste probeer VA, MAAR waar is jou tjap van n visarend op die lem?!!!!!! :o
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #59 on: February 27, 2020, 11:00:40 am »
Baie goeie werk vir n eerste probeer VA, MAAR waar is jou tjap van n visarend op die lem?!!!!!! :o
Daai skerpioen outjie maak baie geld net oor daai tjap!! :deal:

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