I made this for a family member. I traced the outline of the knife with the holes on white paper. Put it in the GF, used the trace function, added an offset. Cut the two sides out bookmatched. Then took to the garage glued it up with 5 minute epoxy,and sanded it down to final shape. Then used a small round over bit to soften the edges down. And here is the final result. I’m waiting for the war on danish oil to cure before putting on a topcoat. And the wood is curly koa.
Man, that is just beautiful work.
It’s not me, it’s the wood.
Well, just like good coffee, it doesn’t make itself!
That’s awesome! Impressive use of the trace function!
Gorgeous looking piece!
Finding the perfect place for the perfect wood is not a minor thing, Richly figured wood is more of a problem than plain wood. I could not have told you that a few years ago,
I love stuff that is finished in a way it’s not so obvious a laser was involved
Using all your skills has made this a beautiful looking piece.
Oh, wonderful! Your finish work is amazing. And of course I love the koa.
Who doesn’t? Communists, that’s who! Interesting story. Not sure if it’s true. In hawaii, koa was once considered royal wood, but was as plentiful as pine, and relatively inexpensive. Then one day Santana had a guitar commissioned out out of flaming curly koa. When he went on stage with it, EVERYONE wanted it, price eventually shot thru the roof. When I was there, I could get good figured koa for $9 per BF. Bought a whole bunch and moved it to Virginia with me. Then to AZ. that’s what I am working off. This was from a scrap. Not all of that is this nice. But some is.
You saw this?
That is really pretty and a smart way to make a handle. I wonder if they would add a Glowforge to Forged in Fire ?
I did, but I have a (roughly) a six foot wide, seven foot tall, 20” deep wall of koa in my garage. So I’ll wait until I use that up. Could be awhile at my pace. I crack me up sometimes.
The blank I cut (sorry no photo) was pretty rough. Getting the glowforge to cut through . .30” think koa wasn’t pretty. And with the size of the blades they make they probably use thicker, more manly cuts of wood.
If you decide to sell some let me know, I suspect you could have many others interested as well.
I don’t want to rain on @Aloha’s parade.
Hardly… Also he has only 1/8 inch and can barely keep up at that. Much of the wood I use is 1/4 or more so would be a different thing entirely. Even thicker, cut up as knife handles would get a rush from E-Bay