Jimmy DiResta is a television personality (Discovery’s Dirty Money among others), and a self-described “Maker of Things”. His skills include woodworking, metalworking, and a pretty well regarded eye for design.
In the above video he takes an an old draw-knife that he bought as part of a flea-market lot of rusted metal tools for $10 . I am a sucker for time-lapse projects, and this one is particularly captivating. I am not the only one drawn in by his vides, his YouTube Channel has over 280k subscribers.
“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.”
If you have never read it, check out Will Wood’s “Ask a knifemaker: The Truth About Rust” post if you want an expert explanation of just what that poor knife went through before Jimmy got his hands on it.