This is the second knife I have made. The first was more of a combat knife and can be found here
. I've decided to make a kitchen knife for this time around. The knife was pretty easy to make, and was completely free! OK so enough chit-chat lets get on to making the darn thing!
Step 1: Materials and tools used!
Angle Grinder with a cutoff wheel and a grinding wheel
A garden hose
An assortment of sandpapers
A pencil and sharpie
A rasp and file
If I forget anything I'll mention it in the steps!
A cereal box or other source of cardboard
An old circular saw blade
A handle material (I used some wood I found in our garage. My dad says it's maple)
(Optional) Wood stain
I think that's about it! Same as with the tools though, if I forget anything I'll mention it in the steps.
Some cloth to cover the vice with so you don't mar your blade or handle.
Step 2: Drawing out your design!
Take your graph paper and you pencil and draw! While your drawing imagine yourself holding the knife. The problem I ran into was getting the handle to a suitable length. Remember, you can do whatever you like, I chose to make mine a chopping knife, but you may want to make a paring knife, I don't care, make whatever you want!
NOTE: Make sure your design fits of the saw blade you will be using.
Step 3: Acquire said cardboard
You can get your cardboard from almost anything in your pantry, fridge, or freezer. Sadly I didn't have any empty boxes, so I ate breakfast! This was the last of the cereal in the box. The moral of the story? You're probably going to have an almost empty box somewhere!
Step 4: Cut, trace, and cut again!
Its time to get a cardboard knife, first take your cut out design (Wait, did I say to cut it out, No? Well cut it out now.) Then trace it on the cardboard and cut the cardboard design out.