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14 May 2011

2 new friction folders

I have finished a pair of new friction folders.

Hand forged blade with Boxwood handle
Mexican Rosewood, stock removal blade

The second folder, the one with the Rosewood handle, sold within  5 minutes of being advertised...I must have done something right!

Unfortunately, I'll not be able to use Rosewood again: I have become allergic to the dust, that gave me a nasty rash on my face, neck, and hands. Shame because this wood is really nice. Cocobolo was a favourite wood too, but that is also out of bound as I reacted very badly to the dust.

Luckily for me, there are still plenty of woods I can use!

5 comments:

  1. The knives are beauties, especially the file work on the second. You better watch walnut, too, I've gotten a bad chemical burn a time or two when the sawdust from the mill stuck to my sweaty arms and neck. Also, locust and catalpa.

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  2. Beautiful work Joel.

    http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/

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  3. Love that boxwood one mate, when im flush again, i shall be having one of these off you.

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  4. Thanks gentlemen. I sometimes worries about my reactions to those woods...can't be good for someone who works as a woodwork instructor and does all sorts of wood work!!

    Hi Kepis good to hear from you mate. I hope the leatherwork keeps coming your way. You know where to find me if you decide to get one of those folders!

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