McLeish KITH 2020

soundmind

KNIFE MAKER
This is the part I was waiting for. Seriously, I'm wondering what you'll do. I had a hard time getting thin hidden tang knives into a wood bolster. I tried drilling and burning neither worked well for me.

Looks good Bruce.
 

Bruce McLeish

Well-Known Member
This is the part I was waiting for. Seriously, I'm wondering what you'll do. I had a hard time getting thin hidden tang knives into a wood bolster. I tried drilling and burning neither worked well for me.

Looks good Bruce.
Thanks , Ted. Here's my thinking so far: find center with calipers. Start small (1/16) screw hole with a gimlet. Keep straight with 1-2-3 block. Drill to tang depth. Repeat on each side of original hole. Make a broach just under size of tang Clear tang hole with broach. Finish fit with needle files. Fill hole with epoxy. Sink tang.
Well? A little help guys.
 

soundmind

KNIFE MAKER
I'll definitely be watching! Didn't know what a gimlet was and never used a 1-2-3 block. I know my equaling file is .050 and my file knife is .04 at its 'edge' and .06 at the spine - my needle files.
I know you said you used to make pens so I'm interested to see what you do. Good luck!
 

Bruce McLeish

Well-Known Member
I'll definitely be watching! Didn't know what a gimlet was and never used a 1-2-3 block. I know my equaling file is .050 and my file knife is .04 at its 'edge' and .06 at the spine - my needle files.
I know you said you used to make pens so I'm interested to see what you do. Good luck!
Thanks. I'll try to make it interesting and somewhat informative
 

Sean Jones

Well-Known Member
I'll definitely be watching! Didn't know what a gimlet was and never used a 1-2-3 block. I know my equaling file is .050 and my file knife is .04 at its 'edge' and .06 at the spine - my needle files.
I know you said you used to make pens so I'm interested to see what you do. Good luck!
I didn't know what a gimlet was either; at least not in woodworking. I thought he was fixing himself a Vodka Gimlet. But I'm not sure his holes would be straight if he did.
 
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