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#6916561 - 10/11/17 09:07 AM Skinner knife
tstoub56 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/26/17
Posts: 11
Skinner made from an East Texas lawn mower blade and West Texas Mesquite handle and red spacers

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#6916622 - 10/11/17 10:09 AM Re: Skinner knife [Re: tstoub56]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 282
I like that, nice lookin blade

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#6916844 - 10/11/17 01:10 PM Re: Skinner knife [Re: tstoub56]
oaktreeplanter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 131
Loc: Spanish Fort
I like the red spacers in the handle. They set off the mesquite quite well.
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"They will be called oaks of righteousness"
Isaiah 61:3

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#6920062 - 10/14/17 07:50 AM Re: Skinner knife [Re: tstoub56]
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Registered: 07/22/09
Posts: 814
Any more info on how knife was made, looks great!

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#6922013 - 10/16/17 07:41 AM Re: Skinner knife [Re: tstoub56]
tstoub56 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/26/17
Posts: 11
This knife blade was cut from an old lawn mower blade using a right-angle grinder and a cutting wheel. After a crude cut I use a grinding wheel on the right-angle grinder to get closer to my line. Then its multiple hours on a belt sander to finalize the shape, sand the top surface and ultimately shape the bevels. Heat treatment is next when I heat the blade in my home-made paint-can kiln to cherry red before it gets the dunk in vegetable oil. After sanding to remove the fire damage the mesquite blanks are formed to a consistent thickness and attached to the blade with epoxy and pins. After a 24 hour drying the handle is shaped using the same belt sander and occasional oscillating sander.

Hope that helps, BBQFAN5909.

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