Introduction: Replacement Toothpick for a Swiss Army Knife
Every one knows of the classic Swiss army knife and almost everyone has owned one at one point in there life. I picked this small victorinox up at a thrift store for 25 cents, sadly the tooth pick was gone, and so I made up my mind to make a new one! And so here is how I did it ,ll hand tools and its fairly simple. Hope you like it!
Step 1: Tool and Materials.
Your going to need a knife you could use the Swiss army knife easily. But I love my little single bevel neck knife, its great for small jobs and every day carry. If any one wants a knife like this I make them and your more then welcome to buy one from me! the one I used in this post is for sale.
For the tooth pick I used a small chunk of white oak. You could use Hickory or Osage. just be sure to use a hard wood.
Step 2: Split That Wood!
Now take you knife and split off a good sized sliver of the wood. To do this go with the grain of the wood and push down with your blade. you should end up with a wood chip basically.
Step 3: Fitting the Tooth Pick
Start trimming down your wood chip in till you end up with a small rectangle. Its all pretty self explainable just be sure to keep fitting it in the knife so you get the size right.
Step 4: Finishing
Just be sure that it fits in flush with everything so it looks like its meant to be there. you don't want a big square sticking out of the knife! And you have your self a brand new tooth pick for your swiss army knife! really simple I have not seen any one post anything on it before so I thought I would. I would love to hear what you think!