Flint handle

I was asked if I could make a handle for a flint firestarter. My first thought was to use the lathe but a round handle would never fit snuggly into the sheath so I went for a round edge cuboid.

I wanted to personalise the handle so I used my CNC mill to do his English name on one side and his surname in the traditional Chinese character on the other. I fill the milled area with black Milliput and then sanded it back. The result is more eye catching and satisfying than paint in my opinion.

This was a fun little project and a great excuse to buy some fancy new accessories for the mill!

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