Step 1: Carrot Peeler Knife
Hello every one. This is my first instructable so any feed back is very helpful. And I apologize in advance if i use a tool not the way its meant to be used.
Step 2: What You Need
Tools For this project you will need :
table top grinder
Handheld disc sander
And a hammer
An old carrot peeler blade ( i think that's what it's called)
A small bit of wood about 1 and a half cms by 8 cm
Step 3: Step One
If you hold the carrot peeler blade up to your eyes you will see that it is bent slightly you must fix this. Anvil time! Well i dont have one so i used a flat bit on my vice to flatten it. Any hammer will work ( as far as i am aware) Once its nice and flat you can move on the the next step.
Step 4: Making the Handle
This part is my least favorite step ( mostly because i hate wood ). Shaping the handle. Clamp the bit of wood down to your workbench ( god I hate this rental house the work bench is horrible ) anyway clamp it so the end is sticking out. Mark with a pencil the shape you want I made the part that the blade comes out of shorter then the other end. Then disc sand away you could sand paper it but I hate wood and im lazy. When you have the shape you want.
Step 5: GRINDING!!
Now the fun part theres nothing more i love then grinding ( well other then my girlfriend).
Most carrot peelers should have a rounded edge but thats easy fixed. I don't think its really possible to explain how to grind its pretty straight forward just make sure when your making a point to grind both sides . That's as helpful as i can be for that.
Step 6: Almost Done
Once the blade is nice and sharp. Get your handle find the middle on the short side put it in the vice cut a line down the middle enough so the blade can fit in snugly the use pva glue to hold it in place vice it and leave it over night . Your done . You can varnish and sand it if you so wish. Thank you and If you have any questions please leave a comment. Until next time