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Amboyna Burl Photos

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by dancom, May 20, 2019.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    There's something so satisfying about taking a $40 block of stabilized wood and crafting a handle.

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    This knife has a threaded hidden tang. The plug hides the special nut inside that holds it all together.
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    Dan
     
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  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I thought the only special nuts are those posting here :p

    What kind of nut? I am doing this type of install for round knife handles along with the tube for sharpening version
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I used 1/2" slice of 3/8" diameter 304 rod. Drill it to 5/32" and tap it out to 10-24. Then cut a slot in the end with the bandsaw to take a screwdriver. The hole in the arse end of the handle is made with a 1/2" Forstener bit. After epoxy and tightening the nut and pulling all the pieces together, the dowel/plug gets epoxied and fitted into the hole with a gentle tap of a mallet.
     
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  4. John Noon

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    you know that sounds familiar, maybe a post or standoff for electronics stuff or circuit boards.

    on other thing I just thought of is using a concho with a threaded rod and screw into the fastener. Make for very fancy butt caps
     
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  5. dancom

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    A nut needs to be gripped from the outside meaning a larger hole than ideal is needed. A hex standoff or round standoff with a slot cut in it would work too. I just didn't have any in stock so I made my own.

    This is from another plugged handle I did last summer in desert ironwood. Should convey the idea.
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    Excellent work as always Dan, and that wood is gorgeous!
     
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  8. Wishalot

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    Beautiful, Dan. A real artisan.
     
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  9. cuatroXcuatro

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    Very nice Dan. I have lots of top shelf amboyna if you need any.
     
  10. dancom

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    You have some stabilized or au natural?
     

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