I’m making a drawknife from an old file that I found on the scrap yard. After Annealing the file I forged it into the desired shape and bent the thangs to receive the handles that I’ve turned from beech firewood. After the steel has cooled down slowly ive burned the handles to get a perfect fit. For the hardening process, I heated the steel to a non-magnetic state and quenched the edge in pre-warmed vegetable oil. After the hardening was done I tempered the edge to a dark straw color. Afterwards the handles were glued on with two-part epoxy and additional copper ferrules. The handles were coated with boiled linseed oil.
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