Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's dogwood - but NOT a slingshot!

Tried my hands on a simple wooden knife - came out OK.



24 comments:

  1. Rather impressive and a lot better than the wooden katana I've fashioned from Crepe Mytrle. Fun to do, however and it occupies the hands and mind.

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  2. Sorry about the spelling- should be Crepe Myrtle wood. I had a need for a cane and it turned out as a katana with a small ball at the tip for stability. It was fun to do.

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  3. It looks like it might be good for opening parcels but I don't know if it would keep an edge sharp enough for cutting plastic tape and wrapping. A longer bladed version would make a very fine letter opener. You're certainly getting great value from that dogwood tree anyway.

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  4. Yeah... what the hell... this aint a slingshot.... put some rubber on that thing :P

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  5. Is it sharp enough to cut something or did you only make it to stab zombies? ;)
    Pikeman is right. A letter opener would be nice and cutting down the dogwood was surely a gain for your collection of cool stuff.

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  6. Are you a slingshot designer or crafter by trade?

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  7. You have many skills, Joerg. I especially enjoyed PrayforRiches.com and also The Ressurection Drug. I have commented before on your inventive mind, but yet I was again surprised. Well done.

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  8. Tosh Togo, yes, I enjoy writing a lot. Which is a good thing, I will enroll at the University of Essen on Tuesday, for my PhD (have found a doctor father for my thesis). Never to late for learning.

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  9. Yellow :)
    I am afraid that half of dogwood in Europe will be cut down after your posts here :)
    Any small roman ancient soldiers in the house? Nice petit roman gladius/pugio :-D
    Cheers
    Rafal

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  10. Haha, good for taking into an airport.... Wait a minute, cannons, undetectable daggers, bald, maybe Jörg is a terrorist.

    OH NO

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  11. I have done many things in my life, but never, not even for one tiny split second, have I toyed with the idea to become a terrorist.

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  12. it looks like it would be a bad a** cake server

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  13. Thank god you dont want to be a terrorist lol.

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  14. Very nice i had tried that a few times with varying results.The best wood i found to make a knife out of was lignum vitae a very very hard wood that even sinks in water.most types also turn green in sunlight. not easy to work with but one wood i often come back to for many projects needing something hard and non metal.

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  15. if you want ideas on how to make a shank I have found a few in the course of my duties and I have research the subject as well lol

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  16. This is great, even my wife loves this one! LOL! First thing she asked is how much are they and do they come in any colors? *laughing*

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  17. It's nice, but I recommend more of a fillet between the blade and guard.

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