Work completed week of March 29th

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Work completed week of March 29th

Post by Bensbites » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:52 pm

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The twisted laminated handles from last week had such a great reaction I am going for a production run. Two of these are spoken for. Since I started with six, and am down to four, let's just call this a learning experience.

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Re: Work in progress March 29th

Post by DonnieFi » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:47 pm

Looks great, are you using epoxy or titebond?

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Re: Work in progress March 29th

Post by Bensbites » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:57 pm

DonnieFi wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:47 pm
Looks great, are you using epoxy or titebond?
I am a fan of 2 part epoxy for this work. My cuttingboards get tilebondII

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Re: Work in progress March 29th

Post by Bensbites » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:59 pm

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Re: Work in progress March 29th

Post by Willison_Knives » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:47 pm

Really Really( so nice it needed to be said twice) clean and professional looking!
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Re: Work in progress March 29th

Post by Bensbites » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:49 pm

Willison_Knives wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:47 pm
Really Really( so nice it needed to be said twice) clean and professional looking!
Thanks. Choose your handles... oh wait, they are the same. Hahah

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Re: Work in progress March 29th

Post by Willison_Knives » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:57 pm

Bensbites wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:49 pm
Willison_Knives wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:47 pm
Really Really( so nice it needed to be said twice) clean and professional looking!
Thanks. Choose your handles... oh wait, they are the same. Hahah
haha!
Dakota J. Willison
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Re: Work in progress March 29th

Post by slobound » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:01 pm

These look amazing! Great work!!!
-- Garrick

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Re: Work in progress March 29th

Post by Bensbites » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:57 pm

slobound wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:01 pm
These look amazing! Great work!!!
Thank you. Two are for Dakota. I was planning on keeping one and selling another one. Last night after I posted this WIP picture on IG someone said they wanted one of these. Who knows if I will keep the last one or sell it.

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Re: Work in progress March 29th

Post by milkbaby » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:43 pm

These look very cool, great choice of woods, and seems original!

One question though, what's the rationale for epoxy over wood glue? Is it the African blackwood being too dense and/or oily? Usually wood glue like Titebond can make a bond that's as strong if not stronger than the wood, i.e. the wood breaks before the bond does.

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Re: Work in progress March 29th

Post by Bensbites » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:17 am

milkbaby wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:43 pm
These look very cool, great choice of woods, and seems original!

One question though, what's the rationale for epoxy over wood glue? Is it the African blackwood being too dense and/or oily? Usually wood glue like Titebond can make a bond that's as strong if not stronger than the wood, i.e. the wood breaks before the bond does.
During my research on handlemaking I saw several comments that epoxy wat the only adhesive that could hold up to the heat generated during the sanding process. After several iterations in my methods this may or may not be applicable. Another factor is the glueup...you should clamp the tile bond which can lead to a loss of alignment. I press fit my pieces and check / fix alignment for the first 5-10 minutes.

All that being said, you raise an interesting point that I might want to reconsider as I have refined my process.

Thank you,
Ben

Edit: after a wee bit of searching I found this link that might help some folks. http://www.wood-database.com/wood-artic ... hardwoods/

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Re: Work in progress March 29th

Post by Ut_ron » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:10 am

Thanks for the link it was very informative.

Love your handles.

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Re: Work in progress March 29th

Post by Bensbites » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:28 am

Ut_ron wrote:
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:10 am
Thanks for the link it was very informative.

Love your handles.
Thank you.

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Re: Work completed week of March 29th

Post by Bensbites » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:02 pm

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this little row of soldiers will he heading to Etsy and the classifieds soon enough.

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Re: Work completed week of March 29th

Post by Willison_Knives » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:37 am

Bensbites wrote:
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:02 pm
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this little row of soldiers will he heading to Etsy and the classifieds soon enough.
Each awaiting duty! awesome work!
Dakota J. Willison
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