Another functional item that few of us think about as turners is knives. Most knife handles are wood. And being wood, they can be turned. So, this section is dedicated to using a turned knife instead of a solely carved or sanded one!


Turn a Carving Knife SetTurn a Carving Knife Set
By: Dennis Daudelin
In this project, Dennis shows us how he makes a kitchen carving set using a knife and fork set. Dennis uses mahogany and then later cherry to make these kitchen tools. This could be a real nice addition to your kitchen or could make wonderful gift for family or special occasions like weddings.


Turned Handle Bread KnifeTurned Handle Bread Knife
By: Joe Herrmann
In this photo tutorial, Joe Herrmann, the editor of the wonderful magazine named, Woodturning Design, shows us how he makes a bread knife with a turned handle. The bread knife has a bow design to hold the knife blade at both ends. This is a very functional project and one that would be great around the house!


Jazzing Up a Hobby KnifeJazzing Up a Hobby Knife
By: Kurt Hertzog
This project is another great example on how to take an object from our normal day-to-day use and to turn it into a turning project. To me, anything is better with a wooden handle. And even better when I can do it myself!!

This project is also a wonderful learning experience! Not only do you turn the handle, you get to work with grain matching, mounting accuracy, making your own "custom home made" mounting system and even to thinking about the process flow to get the steps of the project in the right order!

I've now purchased all the local knives that I can find which enables me to send one of these to my father for Father's Day, and gives me a head start on my Christmas list already!!


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