I spent time with the talented Peter Kovacs of Soulwood Creations at his workshop in West Yorkshire in the North of England

Peters Website – https://www.soulwoodcreations.com

Peters Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/soulwood_creations

Below are the videos in this entire series filmed with Peter:

1. How To Carve A Spoon – CLICK HERE

2. Carving Knife Handle Ergonomics – CLICK HERE

3. How To Make And Fit A Carving Knife Handle – **THIS VIDEO YOU ARE WATCHING**

4. Carving Axe Handle Ergonomics – (Coming Soon)

5. How To Make And Fit A Carving Axe Handle – (Coming Soon)

Below is a timestamp of all the sections in this video:

00:00:00 – Start

00:00:17 – Introduction

00:02:43 – Materials being used

00:05:38 – Knife tang varieties

00:06:50 – Fitting bolster to handle

00:16:04 – Making prototype handles

00:18:19 – Marking out handle design

00:24:06 – Marking out tang hole

00:28:01 – Different tang fitting techniques

00:28:47 – Round tang fitting technique

00:33:46 – Flat tang / Drill stitch technique

00:45:47 – Flat tang / Burning technique

01:00:45 – Drawing handle design

01:05:28 – Handle shaping with bandsaw

01:12:00 – Handle shaping with belt sander

01:16:01 – Handle shaping with bobbing sander

01:17:14 – Marking out initial facets

01:21:12 – Shaping facets with belt sander

01:23:10 – Shaping facets with spoke shave

01:29:33 – Marking out secondary facets

01:32:34 – Shaping secondary facets with spoke shave

01:35:36 – Shaping secondary facets with straight knife

01:41:20 – Shaping pommel with straight knife

01:42:55 – Refining bolster shape

01:45:21 – Types of epoxy glue

01:46:11 – Preparing handle for gluing

01:49:20 – Final preparation for gluing

01:52:40 – Gluing blade to handle

02:01:12 – Checking knife part way through glue curing

02:04:59 – Cleaning bolster once glue is cured

02:09:02 – Final oiling of handle

02:10:20 – Final inspection of knife

02:11:23 – Conclusion

02:13:48 – Outro

As always I appreciate you watching

Take care

Peace

Zed