Bocote Hunting Knife

A Father's Day gift for my knife collecting dad

 
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Video made by Corey Published on 6/22/2018, viewed by 967 , 4 Comments

This was something I came up with that I wanted to make for my dad although I had never really seen anything similar to it (not that it hasn't been done--I just hadn't seen it). Not having anything as a guide, I had a vision for what I wanted but wasn't sure if I'd be able to match it. Luckily, the end product turned out even better than I had imagined. It was a fun opportunity to work with some exotic woods (bocote was a dream to work), and I had the pleasure of gifting it to a loved one.

What you will need

3/16" Bocote

Padauk

1/4" Walnut dowel

Maple

Coping or Scroll saw

Sandpaper

Wood glue

How to do this project

1

the piece of bocote.

I drew and cut out a template of the basic knife shape then traced it onto the piece of bocote.

2

I used a coping saw to cut out the template.

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I used a card scraper and sandpaper to add a bevel and shape the blade.

4

 separate pieces and glued maple veneer to the inner surface of each piece to serve as the blade liner.

I glued up blocks of maple, bocote, and padauk which I then ripped into two separate pieces and glued maple veneer to the inner surface of each piece to serve as the blade liner.

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e using a coping saw.

I created a template specific to the handle then cut it out roughly to shape using a coping saw.

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en glued it all together.

Once the two handle pieces were cut out, I drilled holes for the dowels, then glued it all together.

7

 shape of the blade handle. From there, I finished off the shaping with a card scraper and strips of flexible sandpaper.

I first used a flush trim router bit to trim the handle pieces to match the shape of the blade handle. From there, I finished off the shaping with a card scraper and strips of flexible sandpaper.

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I finished it with a few coats of tung oil.

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Rafael Sanches avatar
Rafael Sanches6/22/2018 ☰
Uow!! Outstanding job. Looks so beautiful.
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Rafael Sanches6/22/2018 ☰
A very emotional gift!
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Paul J avatar
Paul J6/22/2018 ☰
Awesome idea and realization! I haven't seen anything like it before. Love it.
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