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.
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.
After the disc sander.
I use a Sharpie to mark where I want the front bevel to start. Makes sure both sides are even.
Almost there with the front bevel.
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.
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.