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Offline Binalith

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My Mora Handle
« on: April 22, 2012, 02:03:40 PM »
Easy's Project Mora and Gryphons Project Big Knife reminded me of a Mora Blank I did awhile ago. All I really had at the time was a table saw and an old push drill so that really drove the design for the handle. I posted it at the other forum awhile ago so some of you might be bored, sorry.

you can see how I outline of the tang on the block. I slotted it on the table saw, the saw blade happened to be about the same width as the blank. I drilled for the pins so they intersected the tang just a hair and then tapered the pins at the end just a bit so when I tapped them in, they pressed the tang into the oak. In the background you can see the cedar back piece, I shaved down a cedar block until it fit then tapped on it once the pins were in to mark it for them. Then I just cut out for the pins and glued it all together.
this entire process was fraught with the possibility of splitting, if you try it go slow.

IMAG0110 by bettyisadog, on Flickr

IMAG0109 by bettyisadog, on Flickr

IMAG0111 by bettyisadog, on Flickr

IMAG0113 by bettyisadog, on Flickr

here it is finished

IMAG0120 by bettyisadog, on Flickr

IMAG0122 by bettyisadog, on Flickr
this bolster was pretty easy because the cedar is so soft, I just slotted it a little shallow and then pressed it onto the blade right at the bottom, so it kind of fit itself.

IMAG0121 by bettyisadog, on Flickr

I gave it to a buddy who took it on the AT and he's still using it everyday these many months later.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2012, 02:07:51 PM by Binalith »

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Re: My Mora Handle
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 02:25:02 PM »
That turned out well. Nice work. :)
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Re: My Mora Handle
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 02:44:03 PM »
Great job on the handle.
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Re: My Mora Handle
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 04:29:35 PM »
That looks great!
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Re: My Mora Handle
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2012, 05:08:01 PM »
Nice job. Looks very comfortable.
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Re: My Mora Handle
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2012, 05:54:31 PM »
That is a neat way to do it. It's amazing what you can do with limited tools and a little ingenuity. :thumbsup:

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Re: My Mora Handle
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2012, 05:58:00 PM »
thanks guys

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Re: My Mora Handle
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 01:00:36 AM »
Man that is really  cool like the  two  woods you  used for it to.  Was a full stick tang?
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Re: My Mora Handle
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2012, 01:03:36 AM »
 :thumbsup: looks good.
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Re: My Mora Handle
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2012, 07:33:36 AM »
Wow! Awesome post! I'm glad you shared it. I've never seen this before.

I like this kind of out of the box thinking...


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Re: My Mora Handle
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2012, 08:39:50 AM »
Man that is really  cool like the  two  woods you  used for it to.  Was a full stick tang?

ya, it goes almost the full handle length, you can sort of see it here:


I then cut the angle of the pommel across that empty area below the tang.
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Re: My Mora Handle
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2012, 05:14:00 PM »
that looks great man! good job there!
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