I dislike throwing away repairable things. Like this old, very cheap but quite good knife (originally from Ikea): after more than a decade of daily use and the associated dunkings, the wooden handle had finally rotted away and split.

So I made a new grip: reused some wood reclaimed from a door frame, shaped it with my router, glued-and-screwed the grip halves on, sanded and lacquered the thing multiple times.

 new knife handle

Why? Because I can, because it is fun to (re)make things and because a well-made thing gives me satisfaction.

[ published on Sat 14.06.2008 18:36 | filed in interests/tinkering | ]
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