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  1. I needed to put a temporary handle on a tool (wood chisel) so I drilled a 3/8 inch hole in a piece of hickory and heated the tang and burned it in. Not overly hot, but hot enough to char the wood. I used a wet rag to isolate the heated area. Later I had to clamp the tool in a vice and needed to use a hammer to get it off. Would this be sufficient to hold a handle on a hidden tang knife ? I could pin the handle and use boiled linseed oil to finish the wood.
  2. Hey ive been wanting to learn how to do this type of handle that I really only see on old items and I've recently been asked to make an herb chopper like this I can't tell how it would be affixed (especially without modern adhesives) in such a way that it can take stress in any direction without wiggling or coming loose. Anyone who has information regarding this style of attaching a Tang like this perpendicular to the grain would be greatly appreciated and another good skill to learn.
  3. So last week i met up with a knife maker who had decided to get out of the field. He sold me some damascus billets and as i was leaving he asked me if i could replace a handle on a knife, i told him i was pretty sure i could so he went inside and brought out a beautiful damascus knife with a guard and butt cap also damascus. The handle material was stacked sections of wood and brass but the glue had come loose on the pieces so it was all spinning around the tang and was essentially useless. So i took it home and took the handle off but now that i see the tang it is insanely thin, like the width of a pipe cleaner. Looking at it i just feel like it would never stand up to use as a knife for anything but show. So i thought about cutting the whole thing off and welding on a new tang entirely. Any thoughts on this? I guess pros and cons really. Like would my weld make for a weaker tang than just leaving it in its current state?
  4. Forged this blade this morning. It is a full hidden tang made from 1095. It has a 3/4 full flat grind on it. Nice distal taper. Blade is approximately 5" long and 1 1/4 wide and about 3/16 thick. Gonna be fitted with a brass guard and whitetail antler. Going to texture the guard with a ball peen hammer. Let me know what you guys think!
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