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Plywood Handle

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I made this leuku last week. The blade is just an old Lauri that I had laying around for years, but the handle material was a bit of an experiment. I think it was a success, will definitely try plywood on other knives. I'm starting to look around for some marine-grade scraps.

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That definitly looks really neat! I have a bunch of old plywood that I believe is mahogany.... I just might have to do this with some of it!

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Man, I was cringing when I clicked on this topic, afraid of what I might see :)

 

I think that turned out pretty neat, and it is definitely in line with the stacked birch style.

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That is too cool! I really think that more expensive materials doesn't necessarily mean that it will look good. I saw a video of a guy who made a knife handle out of concrete. I really liked the rock variation! I wonder what other cheap, good-looking handle materials are out there... Used copy paper micarta? suspended sawdust? leaves? seeds? With epoxy and resins today, just about anything is possible.

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That's something, I have never thought of. Looks good. I like it a lot. Well done, sir.

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definitely have to try this at some point. I have some birch ply with much thinner layers lying around somewhere.

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I really like the way that looks. At first glance it does look like stacked bark or leather. Great idea!

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that is thinking outside the box. as already noted, it is cooler than stacked leather, and I guess a lot stronger. What a good result.

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Saw that puppy on youtube. That is really cool. I like your leather work too.

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