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I have completed my first draw knife today, I have wanted to make one of these for ages for hammer and axe handles. It was made from an off cut from a crane rail that is 1080 steel

 

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It looks great! Just curious, is there an advantage to having the blade portion be so short, instead of having it extend all the way to the handles?

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Looks great!  How are the handles affixed?  Did you clinch the ends of the handle (steel part) over the wooden handle or make some sort of threaded arrangement to connect the two?

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23 hours ago, Awrksmokey said:

 is there an advantage to having the blade portion be so short

Blade clearance?

SLAG.

BNZ,  Nice job.    Draw knives are a breeze to use.

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Depends on how you are going to use it!  I have old full width, partial width and even a scorp!

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The blade is so small as I am only intending to use it for axe and hammer handles and the handles are just file handles from a local hardware store and are glued on with 24hr araldite This is the first draw knife I have used and I am amazed at how efficent they are at removing materail but also has the ability to remove small amounts as well

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I use a drawknife with a 12” blade on handles and spoon rough outs quite regularly.  That knife looks to be a beauty... but you might like a bigger one even better.  You can skew a larger knife more effectively and it sometimes helps.  The stiffness and mass of a larger knife can also be useful.  I hope you have paired it with a good shaving horse!  They are really much more effective in partnership!  You can make a pickup load of shavings in an afternoon with a good drawknife and shaving horse!  

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Araldite* is a trade mark/name for a two part epoxy resin.

SLAG.

* mentioned by Beaver NZ  above.

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