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The amount of any oil used on a knife will not harm you.
There are lots of good lubes. If you are putting enough of any of them to get on your...
Properly stabilized wood will finish up beautifully.
Why are you guys using oils to finish it?
A simple coat of wax is all you need.
The Taig would be an inconvenient drill press.
As one of the most counterfeited names in the business, and someone who actually knows knives- I'll tell you this:
Making a knife of the same...
I have a Taig mill. They are very precise little machines.
The Masecraft stuff looks great, but it's not very forgiving.
Ganzo isn't making clones, TMK.
The Masecraft stuff is both soft and brittle- but it's the only good option if you want something that looks like ivory.
The Masecraft ivory really looks like ivory- unlike Micarta or G10.
Look at the American Taig or Sherline mills, too.
Loctite will work fine.
Use sterling or nickel silver.
Brass is easy to work, and can be easily nickel plated after the parts are made.
Mirrored edges are rather quaint.
Please tell me you're going to insulate it and finish the interior!
Ken is correct. Small wood screws will work great.
Ganzo knives have pretty good steel. Even 420 stainless will sharpen up nicely.
You don't need "super steels."
Paste wax or neutral shoe polish.
Reapply as needed.
Any polishing done to the washers will likely be destroyed the first few times you open/close the knife.
That's sure going to be a fine shop.
Bronze washers are not anodized, have no chemical treatment, and bronze doesn't rust.
I don't really think polishing the washers offers any benefit.