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Re: White or Black

Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:51 pm

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So it's had a night to cure....clamp removed and unstuck from the paper towel.

Time to draw an outline of what shape handle I'm going for.

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Now we grind the bolts down smooth with the handle material. Slow process since you can't overheat them at this point. A 40 grit ceramic belt makes it go kind of quickly though.

With the scales flat, I use a disc sander to square everything up and get to a good, square starting point.

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After the disc sander.

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I use a Sharpie to mark where I want the front bevel to start. Makes sure both sides are even.

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Almost there with the front bevel.

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And FREAKING dinner was ready!! "I don't want to eat mommy....I want to keep playing!!"

This is where I quite for the night....almost there, probably turn to hand sanding tonight.

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A close-up of the bolster area.....the front "bevel" of the handle is flat from the back of the first pin to the front of the bolster. Now it's time to round everything and make everything comfortable.

Re: White or Black

Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:27 pm

Very cool! Really good call on drawing the shape of the tang cutout onto the outside of the wood, got bitten by that before! I do the same on my Saya's too so I don't cut too far in!

Re: White or Black

Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:39 pm

Here it is...
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/adma24gy.html

Re: White or Black

Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:41 pm

Add a thin vulcanized fiber spacer on each side of the white, or vise versa, this way, you both get representation on the decision.

Re: White or Black

Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:03 pm

Sold.

Re: White or Black

Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:09 pm

Guilty!

Sorry guys and gals! I couldn't resist it! It is an awesome knife... Oh... And im glad you went with then black spacer 8-)

Thank you Adam for splendid work and congratulations on the thread, really made a difference... Im sure ill have some questions... Cant wait for this bad boy to use and make me some suculent food!

:mrgreen:

Re: White or Black

Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:20 pm

Show us the saya when you're done.

Re: White or Black

Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:09 pm

Alright...I'll add to this WIP as it goes.
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