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lauri 210 Leuku blade build- stacked Birch bark handle
« on: February 12, 2015, 12:30:19 AM »

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Re: lauri 210 Leuku blade build- stacked Birch bark handle
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 05:58:51 AM »
Wow, that turned out GREAT Humble...like super job man!!  I'm really impressed with all your hand work and patience on this, that had to take some time.  The walnut really popped after you finished it, is it an oiled finish?  Just guessing since it darkened.  Very impressive work!!!

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Re: lauri 210 Leuku blade build- stacked Birch bark handle
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 07:13:35 AM »
Thanks Dano,Over all build time was a little over 5 days including glue time and such.  I have been immersing myself in Finnish traditional knives for about 2 years now.  A Finnish Fellow that goes by the name "The topicale" on you tube has been very kind and generous in guiding me along the way.  The finish is a combination of pine pitch and linseed oil.  Gives a good sealing and a great woodsy smell!

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Re: lauri 210 Leuku blade build- stacked Birch bark handle
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 10:01:29 AM »
I could watched this stuff all day... :thumbsup:

Nice job on the jig, looks like it worked real well. Question... do you rotate the pieces of birch bark 90 deg to each other, similar to whats done to plywood?

The knife turned out very nice, thanks for sharing the different building stages.
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Re: lauri 210 Leuku blade build- stacked Birch bark handle
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 10:35:48 AM »
"Finnished".......I liked that! ;D     I wish there were more birch trees growing around here.....pretty rare in these parts. :-\.    I'll have to see about harvesting some next time I'm up north.....I've got a stick-tang, laminated blade that I would love to 'Finnish' this way.....thank you for the tutorial! :cheers:
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Re: lauri 210 Leuku blade build- stacked Birch bark handle
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2015, 05:19:37 PM »
Thank you for the compliments gents!.  I do rotate the bark bits by 90 degrees, it does help to strengthen the handle quite a bit and it enhances the bark patternings as well.  The jig is amazing in how well it compresses the materials, absolutely essential for a good, solid handle.  I use the jig even with standard Puukko handles for added strength.  I'm working on the little brother for this one, it is the 95mm Lauri PT line and the handle will have the same materials as big brother.  This is the first PT I have blade used and I do like the difference from the standard line.
  Thanks again guys.  :)

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Re: lauri 210 Leuku blade build- stacked Birch bark handle
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2015, 07:15:27 PM »
That turned out beautifully, Humble. I've always liked the look of those knives. You're giving me leuku-envy. ;D
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Re: lauri 210 Leuku blade build- stacked Birch bark handle
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2015, 12:23:36 PM »
  Thanks Diogenes, I suggest a little knife therapy for your long term benefit. ;)

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Re: lauri 210 Leuku blade build- stacked Birch bark handle
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2015, 01:59:22 PM »
Well done! That turned out great, and it's even more impressive that you didn't use a belt sander to shape the handle. Best 6 minutes of video I have seen today! :thumbsup:

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Re: lauri 210 Leuku blade build- stacked Birch bark handle
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2015, 05:07:10 PM »
Thanks P/W,  Another knife maker that goes by "The topicale"  suggested hand tools only for better control of stock removal.  A good suggestion as I had problems with taking off too much when the belt would catch.  Takes a lot longer but it' worth the effort I think.

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Re: lauri 210 Leuku blade build- stacked Birch bark handle
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2015, 07:46:05 AM »
Great job on that handle!...that looks great...woods
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Re: lauri 210 Leuku blade build- stacked Birch bark handle
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2015, 08:41:48 AM »
Great Job on the handle. Thanks for the video. Are you adding little brother to this thread or is it posted somewhere else? I think I saw it on the bench or was that not it?
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Re: lauri 210 Leuku blade build- stacked Birch bark handle
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2015, 08:36:53 PM »
I've done a few, they're time consuming and tedious but yield beautiful results!

Durable as hell, too. Or so I assume, because I haven't had any complaints from the people who received them!

Nice work, bud.

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Re: lauri 210 Leuku blade build- stacked Birch bark handle
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2018, 06:48:08 AM »
"Finnished".......I liked that! ;D     I wish there were more birch trees growing around here.....pretty rare in these parts. :-\.    I'll have to see about harvesting some next time I'm up north.....I've got a stick-tang, laminated blade that I would love to 'Finnish' this way.....thank you for the tutorial! :cheers:

we have a brush dump here

folks can bring their leaves and grass clipping and brush to dispose of, there

I was out riding my quad, and went in for a peek

skads and skads of thick birch bark

somebody peeled alotta big birches

I grabbed 3 huge industrial garbage bags of the bark as I use it for fire starter

and then I see stuff like this????

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