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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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can we see the ends of the tangs? usually the end cap sticks out quite a bit and I'm interested to see how youve made them flush.
Pictures of the end.
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ah, so they are scales after all.

How have you fixed them? Just epoxy?

I take it these are NOT dishwasher proof? (lol)
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Just epoxy I prefer not having the rivets if I can help it. They will never see the inside of a dishwasher.


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Absolutely. As kitchen knives they should never be subjected to enough force to need rivets. And no matter how tight the rivets are, theres always room around them for food debris to go bad in.
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Beautiful work but a few progress shots would have been nice.

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Further to my above post and at the risk of upsetting some members, I must speak my mind. New members generally join a forum like this one to learn new skills, and simply posting pictures of finished projects does not help these members to improve their knowledge. The internet has an almost infinite number of photos. of furniture etc. that members can peruse for ideas but they don't help in learning HOW to make them. Progress shots/photo-shoots are what I believe new, and probably older members need/want. There, I feel better now!
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Harry, 90% of my "work in progress" pics would be of the scrap bin under the bandsaw. And the other 10% wouldnt look anything like the finished article, because I often change my mind half way through.

But all credit to those who are organised to have a schedule of works.
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Scales like this theres nothing to show progress. You glue a slab of wood on and shape it.
This is refered to as a full tang as it the full width and length of the scales.
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Nice work. I've done a few knives in my time (I have wip pics for one or two if anyone's interested) and full tang slabs always look deceptively easy. 90% of the work involved in doing them is easy but that last 10% is where all the effort goes and the fit and finish on these looks superb. The only thing I might have done different would have been to use a couple of hidden pins just to give some lateral support to the slabs. I've seen knives with unpinned slabs dropped onto a worktop from just a few inches high and, even though the joints were prepped properly, a slab just pinged right off.

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Scales like this theres nothing to show progress. You glue a slab of wood on and shape it.
This is refered to as a full tang as it the full width and length of the scales.
Of course, I didn't realise that it was as easy as this clock of mine, a block of wood, make a couple of templates and rout away!.
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