Introduction: How to Make a Drawknife

here are the tools you will need to make this plus a grinder, blow torch, pliers and safety goggles

this is my first inscrutable so anyway to make it better would be appreciated

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Step 1: Find Metal and Cut to Size

find a strip of metal you have and cut to size then mark out the blade area and handle tangs then using the saw cut out the tangs and file down the edges

Step 2: Heat the Tangs

Heat and bend the tangs to you're desired angle

Step 3: Find and Cut Wood for Handles

Find and Cut wood to length of you're tangs and then drill a hole slightly bigger than the tangs in the top 1/8th inch

of the handle then drill the rest with a slightly smaller bit then hammer the handles onto the tang

Step 4: Sharpen Then Polish the Blade

using you're grinder (mine is a precision grinder for sewing scissors and knives) at 45 degrees grind the edge on the blade the end facing the same way as the handles so it cuts when pulled towards you

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