This is an old trick, taught to me by a good friend aways back. The trick is to go yardsaling and start with a good meat cleaver. This one cost me one buck. I will show you the steps involved. Bear in mind, my shop has metal grinders, and two belt grinders. One of the belt grinders is a 36" rougher and the other is a 72" for finish. They make quick work out of this. You can do the same thing with a small hand belt grinder and stones...just gonna take longer.
Here is the cleaver marked out. I use a cutoff wheel on my hand grinder to shape the blade.
Handle finish shaped ready for hand sanding...blade edge shaped and sharpened.
First coat of Fieblings medium brown stain.
Two coats of tung oil applied. I will hand polish the blade later, should take about 10 minutes. Elapsed time to this final picture was 47 minutes...
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Very cool Pease. Thanks for posting. I have reshaped a few knives from yardsales,fleamarkets etc...never made a HBC....will have to give it a try.
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Will see you at the show! Now that I know your labor hours I think we can trade Glad to see that you are staying busy.
Nice job !!
Wish that I could find knives or clever with some good metal, all that I see is chinese of japanese stainless in the yard/garage sale in my area.
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Good. A little resourcefulness goes a long way. Flea markets and antique shops are a treasure trove of good blades. And usually very cheap.
Lookin' good, Pease
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I agree Pease it looks good.
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