A friend of mine is making a knife. He wants the handle to have a
very strong finish on it. Do you use Epoxy for that? Isnt that what
is used to put a thick clear coat on tables in bars and restaurants?
Or does epoxy get cloudy? Would several coats of poly be better. He
is a beginner so he doesnt have alot of tools or experience.
You ought to google up that information. I checked out a few knife sites
and they are really particular about the handles. They immerse the wood in
solution and sometimes put it under pressure or in a vacuum to impregnate
the wood. You might get some good ideas.
If you're looking for the strongest finished handle, I'd use one of
the synthetics or impregnated woods available for knife handles. I'd
also go with a full tang as opposed to a threaded tang for the blade.
(and no jokes about poon...) I would then use epoxy along with rivets
to attach the scales.
On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 01:32:40 GMT, "Preston Andreas"
Poon might be good for a knife handle:
WordNet (r) 2.0 (August 2003) [wn]
n 1: wood of any poon tree; used for masts and spars
2: any of several East Indian trees of the genus Calophyllum
having shiny leathery leaves and lightweight hard wood
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Everyone knows that Poon tangs are too expensive.
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If I were going to make a knife I planed to use I'd use a penatrating oil
finish that I can re-apply when needed. If the knife were strictly for show
I would consider a finish that laid on the surface of the wood and looked
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