**EDIT: As I've typed the subsequent parts, I've realized that my usual long winded approach is sounding longer and windier. I'm not try to over complicate the process, I just stop at points where I think a picture is helpful.
I think it'll be fun to do a step by step on how I make a knife. This particular knife is being made for my friend, Max. He wanted a good paring knife to add to his kitchen.
|Step 2: Layout dye and tool steel!|
|I see a piece of steel and I want it painted blue.|
|Step 3: Scribe the pattern onto the tool steel.|
|Step 4: For this knife...popping a hole in the handle/blade transition helps with the saw cut.|
|I elected not to cut the drop point on the blade just yet...we'll come back to that later.|
|Step 6: Grind. I can't freehand a damned thing. I use a work rest. I'm using a gauge that I made to get the work rest angle set.|
|After grinding on an 8" wheel with 50 grit. I'll refine that a little more tomorrow...but that's all for tonight!|