The particular knife I'm working on is a paring knife. I haven't found one I like, so, I'll do it myself.
Now that I've got some time at home, it's time to pick this project back up and make something!
|Our three basic components. Two scales and a blade. The scales are rough cut. We just need to transfer the hole location to them...|
|...with a transfer punch or whatever method works.|
|Once the hole locations are marked, I pilot drill with a #30 drill, then the drill/countersink for the fasteners. I outlined the fasteners previously when talking about the pastry scrapers.|
|Last part of today's story is to test fit the handles scales. They are clunky right now and too thick. This will give me an idea of how much material I want to remove to get the thickness I want.|
While the blade is doing it's thing in the kiln, I'll get the handles close to final thickness. The final shaping will be done once they are permanently mounted onto the blade.
Til next time!