Introduction: 5052 Knife
Want to make a knife but don’t have a forge? Now you can with an old street sign.
Step 1: Making the Billet
Go to your vice and bend your sign in it. Then put it under something heavy.
Step 2: Cutting
Cut your wood into a 4x5 inch board roughly. Then cut the small piece in half.
Step 3: Sanding
Sand the shape you want into the billet. And sand the sticker off the metal. And sand the wood down to fit the tang.
Step 4: Scales
Use a hand saw to cut the scales roughly to size of the tang.
Step 5: Drilling
Drill holes through both scales and tang then insert pins and epoxy it all together.
Step 6: Epoxy
Spread epoxy in the spaces between the tang and wait overnight for the epoxy to set.
Step 7: Lastly
Shape your handle to the way you like it. And sharpen your knife and your done!
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