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Knife making easy spine file work. Two tone Knife spine file work created with brass handle liners. www.DIYeasycrafts.com
Spine Metal Etching. Part of the complete online guide to knife making. www.DIYeasycrafts.com

We are now offering a set of the below listed Spine etching self adhesive stencils.You get one of each for $20

Knife making easy spine file work. www.DIYeasycrafts.com
Knife making easy spine file work. www.DIYeasycrafts.com

DIY Easy Knife Making, learn how to create beautiful spine file work the easy way. Most knife makers use a variety of files to slowly  carve spine designs. Our method is much faster, easier and for many results in a better end product. Knife file work can enhance the design of almost any knife especially full tang blades.

Check out this easy alternative to spine file work. Metal etching is a great way to add decorative detail to almost any knife making project.

Knife making easy spine file work. www.DIYeasycrafts.com

Start by marking the knife spine. Make marks every 1/4 to 1/2 inch. We just used a sharpie marker. Next step uses a dremel grinder with a drum sander or small diameter grinding stone. This is used to grind curved equally spaced notches on both side of the knifes spine.

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Spine File Work

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Knife making easy spine file work. Step by step how to instructions. www.DIYeasycrafts.com

For straight lines or v notches use a file to add highlights.

Beautifully detailed Nautical Spine metal etching with stencils cut on the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. FREE step by step instructions. www.DIYeasycrafts.com

The file work may not be appreciated until the knives handle is mounted. Then the detail and design of the file work truly enhance the knifes design.

Beautifully detailed Nautical Spine metal etching with stencils cut on the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. FREE step by step instructions. www.DIYeasycrafts.com
Knife making easy spine file work. www.DIYeasycrafts.com
Knife making easy spine file work. Easy instructions. www.DIYeasycrafts.com

This knife has brass liners which the spine file work through both liners and blade. It gives a very unique two tone effect.

Knife making easy spine file work. www.DIYeasycrafts.com
DIY Knife making from waterjet cut blank. FREE step by step instructions. www.DIYeasycrafts.com

Check out our short videos detailing how to easily create beautiful knife spine file work. 

Knife making easy spine file work. www.DIYeasycrafts.com

Check out this short video to see how to enhance your spine metal etching with precision cut vinyl stencils. These custom designed stencils are cut with the silhouette Cameo craft cutting machine.

DIY Knife Spine metal etching. FREE step by step instructions. www.DIYeasycrafts.com
Knife making easy spine file work. Learn how to create beautiful spine file work. www.DIYeasycrafts.com