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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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  6. John Noon

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  7. Griff

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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

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    You have some stabilized or au natural?
     
  11. cuatroXcuatro

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    I don't have anything stabilized right now, waiting on more stabilizer. Ordered some from John Noon the other week, it was coming up from Texas and ended up in Cambodia of all places, a problem with USPS and not John , pretty funny. More on its way now though.
    I have a drawer full of amboyna (a couple of pieces of rosewood on the bottom), a collection of 5x1x2/14 blocks, some larger rectangular blocks, and some slabs. I've got some premium curly maple also.
    Don't mean to hijack your thread but here are some hasty cellphone pics. One pic is stabilized and I used it for the two kitchen knives.
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  12. dancom

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    That stuff is beautiful. Let me know when you get some stabilized.
     

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