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I started making a skiving knife today. If I'm going to be making knives, I have to work with leather and a good skiving knife is a critical tool to have. I could have just as easily bought one but this is much more fun. I have a large piece of bandsaw blade from an old wood sawmill. I got it cut to shape and ground out. Then started the tedious task of sanding all the rust off. I got the handles roughed out and the pin holes drilled in the handle and in the blank. Then go it sanded to 800 grit. I don't know if I want to go much further. I don't have a buffer. Its on the list though.

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Bryan

 

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Thanks, I cleaned up the 800 grit some and put the handle in adhesive and clamped it all up. Waiting for the epoxy to set. I hate waiting. :angry:

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Thanks, I cleaned up the 800 grit some and put the handle in adhesive and clamped it all up. Waiting for the epoxy to set. I hate waiting. :angry:

Me too ! I now use Lanco ca-302 contact cement. 10 minutes slap it on, wait three, unclamp and put in the retainers( I mostly use Loveless bolts). If I must use pins( think Bowie-coffin) I use Devcon 2 ton and wait with a nice bottle of Flor de Cana and some YouTube knife porn vidz.

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Don't forget to post some pics of it finished! I've never seen this pattern for a skiving knife before, only the standard Stohlman adjustables of the modern era. Very cool, ye olde fashioned style B)

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Well it took a little longer than I wanted it to but I did get more work done on it the last couple of days. I was able to get the handle shaped and sanded smooth. It turned out pretty well I think. I need to put a finish on it and get some small scratches out. And of course sharpen it. But other than that its looking pretty good to me. I'll post some more pics when I get it completed in the next couple of days.

 

 

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Bryan

 

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http://kbryanforge.wordpress.com/

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