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    Meet BOB (Bug Out Blade)

    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...
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    Little Blade with antler

    I'm new to this but I really don't like stabilized anything. I know it is good for longevity , but I don't like working with it. I think it takes away from the natural feel of the wood.
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    Little Blade with antler

    Really nice. How easy is it to sand? Does it have to be stabilized?
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    Meet BOB (Bug Out Blade)

    Lol true Dan I didn't think of that. And me a huge Walking Dead fan.
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    Meet BOB (Bug Out Blade)

    Thanks Tough on a 1x30 but if theres a will....
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    Meet BOB (Bug Out Blade)

    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...
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    Meet BOB (Bug Out Blade)

    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.
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    Finishing the spine spine advice?

    Thanks guys, ok I ordered the dremel mandrel that Nick mentioned. I like that idea. I know hand sanding is important, I just need to get more skilled at it.
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    Next project - Kind of Military

    Sorry for my ignorance , pinned like a handle scale? I don't see the pin.
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    Finishing the spine spine advice?

    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.
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    Replica Knife

    Amazing
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    Next project - Kind of Military

    I like military style. Looking forward to watching the progress. How are the metal bolsters attached?
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    super glue

    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.
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    Handle thickness?

    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.
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    Handle thickness?

    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?
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