Carving Tool No.3

sam_1055.jpg

This is my third carving tool and aims to improve on my second in several ways.

SAM_1078

The handle is made from cherry and the blade is O1 steel.

SAM_1076

I replaced the leather between the lid and handle with purple heartwood. Its a very strong and hard wood that should last longer than the leather, and have less chance of peeling away with use. I also put a piece of Photinia on each side to create the white stripe.

I chose to grind this blade like a chisel, and focused on getting a very flat polished grind on both sides. It has a finer edge that my previous tools and will be saved for fine work. The patina on the blade was created with lemon juice.

sam_1075.jpg

Purpleheart fades with exposure to  sunlight. Hopefully the purple in this design will stay for a long time as its only exposed when the knife is open. I made a mistake drilling out the inside of the lid and had to add the Purpleheart tip to hide it. I could have started the lid again but I wanted the grain to match up with the handle.

 

SAM_1064

SAM_1079

SAM_1060

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s