I don't know how many of you guys do this, but I have a few times and it has actually saved me. Sometimes with a new design, I make a mock up out of wood, or in this case fiberglass, that is very close in thickness to the final product. I do it so I can feel it in my hand before I commit to steel or titanium. It only takes a few minutes to whip out a mockup, but it might save you hours in the end. Here's a new design I'm going to tackle next:
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Much to my surprise, what looked great on paper, felt terrible in my hand! The last pic shows what I discovered, so glad it was in fiberglass and not titanium! So, a little redesign is in order.