Something that had been on my personal desire list for a long time was making a knife. I've made some handles, well, replaced handles for knives before, and certainly continue to replace hatchet and hammer handles all the time, but I'd never done the blade and handle together.
I had set aside a piece of logging bandsaw blade 5 or 6 years ago, and finally got it out and cut it up with m y hack saw. then filed down the edges, drilled the handle rivet holes and carved a madrone handle. After a batch of times with the sharpening stone, a bit of oil for the wood, it's a pretty solid tool. It's not for kitchen use, but future outside butchering. Thus, I asked Melissa to make me a carrying kit for all my 'outside' knives.