I was given this old kitchen knife, probably used for carving. It was pretty rusty and need some serious TLC. The handle was old and cracked and the blade was hollowed out from years of use.
The handle was a pain to get off, but with some gentle (or maybe not so gentle) persuasion with a hammer and screwdriver it decided to let go. I did want to re-use the handle but I couldn’t as it was pretty mangled.
I decided to use some old recycled pallet wood for the handle, it was a non-treated hard wood pallet of some sort.
Apologies for the poor quality photos.
I used a flap disk on an angle grinder to do the rough shaping and then moved it onto the belt grinder. I think maybe a belt sander would have done a better job. But the belt attachment is new so I wanted to use it :) I also used it for grinding the bevel free hand. I would like to make or purchase a tool rest but I can’t find one that suits.
I used Araldite to glue the handle on and finished it with beeswax and mineral oil.
The first belt I used was too rough, I should have just used the 120 belt.
I think it turned out pretty nice with the pallet handle. Don’t you?