Thanks Josh, can't have too many tips.
I made 1 slippie so take this for what it is (limited experience) But I traced my tang on paper then set a compass to the shortest distance from the center of the pin to the flat of the tang then drew a complete circle around the pin.
After doing that I set my caliper to the correct distance and scribed on the tang and ground the top and rear flats down to the scribed line. Remember that in the closed position the blade will be contacting the spring on the bottom back corner of the tang and the kick so a straight line between these two points will be what falls on the circle. Once you establish the top and back of the tang shorten the kick until that sraight line is on the circle and you should be flush in all 3 positions.
Without having a dial indicator set-up to check the fit this method got me so close to flush in all three that I couldn't tell the difference.
Hope this isn't too confusing.
I'm enjoying this immensly ! I'd like to know with is the thickness of the liners used on slip joints and where is a good spot for the the spring pivot to be , meaning a per centage of the length? Thanks Frank
Not acceptable this should be done already....insert loads and loads and loads of sarcasm lol.
Lookin good man.