First grind? Is this your first knife too?
You're freak'n me out
I thought I had some mechanical ability, had to check my hands to make sure there was ONLY 2 thumbs.
Seriously though, I'm enjoying this thread and learning too.
maybe this is a dumb question... do the liners have to be relieved in a round circle... or could you just do a sorta square .... i don't have a rotary table.. and i was thinking that maybe i could just do a square path... .. i don't think anyone really see's in there to tell how it was done ?
or is this a bad idea...
In his portion of "How to make a Multi-Blade Folding Knife" Eugene Shadley does something similar, so I think it is certainly acceptable. I think the intent of the relief is to keep the liners from scratching up the area above the choil where makers typically mark their blades. As such, the shape of the relief isn't extremely critical.