This was probably the first plungeline I got right. I used Ed M's tip of grinding away from where you want the plunge line to be. When I was happy with the bevel I backed up an cleaned up the plunge area. I'm starting to realize it's difficult to teach somebody one particular way to build a...
THanks for the good words and feedback. I retook the pictures. I wasn't happy with them. They are a tad better now.
I tend to ask a lot of questions and hijack other threads. I absorb all the input and advice you guys have been given me and keep plugging. I'm just a hobbiest and don't even know...
A month in the making but it is done. My tools are subpar so I have to go slow. It's just shy of 8 inches. 3/8 inch spine. Alabama Damascus with African Blackwood handle. I made the lanyard bead with small scrap Damascus and Blackwood. The lanyard has a simple snakeknot design.
I tend to fight the spine at the end of my project. I can't seem to get the spine up to say 1000 grit like I do the wood. I use the dremel on the curves, then there is a little line and also the dremel doesn't really have fine sandpaper. I keep scuffing up the spine.
I have a bottle of superglue that tipped over and dripped on a shelf. I can't remove it for the life of me. the whole bottle is stuck for life. I wish I had an answer. Sometimes I use that stuff and it doesn't work at all then other times it's a bear.
Ok thanks, and what do you use to start to round over the corners. I have been using a dremel with a sanding drum, then long skinny strips of sand paper and "shoe shined" them. I don't think that's a term but that's what it reminds me of.
Are there standard handle thickness based on knife length. I know it has a lot do do with comfort and hand size, but if a maker is selling them to random people an average/ standard size seems to make sense. Say for example an 8 inch hunting knife . What do some of you do?