i concur... that means okee dokee and you got fat fingers ,too soldier boy!
One thing that seems to be fairly universal among newer makers is the tendency for to make handles too big/fat. This is something I still come across occasionally and find myself thinking "this blade/handle combo looks good, but doesn't feel good." Fortunately it's easier to correct a handle that's a bit too large than if it was the other way around.One of the handles was just too blocky for me (how big are your hands hillbilly?) - so I cut some curves in her and she just still don't feel right. Sumthin's off
Thanks BillyO for the tips man - You have no idea how much I appreciate itOne thing that seems to be fairly universal among newer makers is the tendency for to make handles too big/fat. This is something I still come across occasionally and find myself thinking "this blade/handle combo looks good, but doesn't feel good." Fortunately it's easier to correct a handle that's a bit too large than if it was the other way around.
Another couple of things that seem to be fairly universal is that handles with a profile of an upside-down egg (when looking down the spine from the butt end) seems to be comfortable for most folks. And a coke'bottle shape from blade to butt also seems to be a good shape for most blades.
Thanks Nick - need all the luck I can get... Manual labor - you got that right but since I just sit behind a desk most days - I can use a little manual labor! I am really learning a lot though - don't tell him I said so - but ol' brucie has some good tips for a noob - and a special delivery method!! All of you guys are a huge help - often without even knowing itThat amount of manual labor looks terrifying. Good luck Sir! Looks good so far!
cause auto rotate is on ?Ok - need some input
Now that I have my blades profiled I need to drill some holes. In order to do that, I need to do some lay out for pin placement, extra balancing the blade holes and clean up the radius's -you know, and all that cool blade smith speak for 'punching holes and grindin' metal shop time' - I have a question for you guys:
Pins - who'd a thought they could be so bothersome? In looking at many of your knives, I tend to lean more to liking the smaller, multiples > 3 - pins such at @Dennis Morland's 7 pin example in his leather sheath build (which is awesome by the way) So what are some things I should be on the lookout for & consider as I figure out where to put some pins (I so suck at this part...) I am looking to use 1/8 pins Smaller? When do you consider putting a tube or hole into one end? How big are these tubes or holes usually? 3/16? 1/4? As you can maybe see below, I am planning a copper spacer on one knife (if I can navigate that bevel) - I assume pins in each of the Ebony's, what about the spacer? Need a pin? What is the going 'Pin Theory?'
and I dunno why it keeps flipping my photo - Anyone know how to delete a photo from their media?