DiResta: Draw Knife Restoration

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DiResta: Draw Knife Restoration

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This vintage worn-out abused draw knife is something I found in a pile of rusty metal antiques at a flea market for $10. I first thought this piece was hand forged by a farmer, but once I dug into the rust I found the tooling mark from the manufacturer. It’s approximately 50–60 years old.

First thing I needed to do was polish the blade and for that I mostly used an air powered die grinder with Scotch-Brite discs. The handles are made from burbinga wood. The collars are machined from brass. I used two-party epoxy to keep the handles in place. I trust this method, and besides, if it pulls out I know how to fix it.


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