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Here's how to make a hunting knife from a butter knife by rubbing it on wet pavement and wrapping the handle with cord. It looks and feels good ...
These are to tuck the ends of wrapping cord through. Skip this and the wrapping is the same and 95% as good.
I'm using a countersink and some sandpaper to do that. This will keep the burr on the edge of the hole from biting the cord or your hand.
This will make it easier to poke through the hole. Unnecessary if you skipped the holes. Get your fingers wet so the melted plastic won't stick and burn ...
If your cord is nylon get it wet first. If it's cotton or other cellulose fiber, make sure it's dry first. Nylon shrinks when it dries, cotton shrinks ...
Eventually we'll need a way to pull the far tail back under the wrapping. To do that we'll lay down a loop of thin cord and wrap over ...
We've gotten to the end. If you drilled a hole poke the end of the cord through it. Put the end of your cord through the loop.
Wrap the thin cord around something you can pull on, and pull hard. Pull the tail of the wrap cord under the turns of wrapping.
Use needlenose pliers if you have them. Otherwise use a stick. Twist and pry on the tails to tighten them.
Cut the tails as short as you can and poke what remains under the wrappings. It looks and feels good.
I like a knife blade about the same length as my pinky finger. Decide what you want and first mark, and then scratch that shape in your blade. ...
Fortunately it's drizzling a bit and the pavement is wet. I rubbed the blade on the edge of a curb til it was cut through enough to break ...
It's ready for finish sharpening as demonstrated here.Here's how to make a paper sheath so you can carry it safely in your pocket.That was quick! It took less ...
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