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Thursday, January 26, 2017

A New Handle, And Then Some

I wasn't sure how much I'd get done tonight. I hemmed and hawed over a handle for a paring knife and finally went for it.

This paring knife is getting a knit micarta handle. The first time I tried making a handle from this piece it didn't go well. I don't know if it was the epoxy, or just me getting used to using a yarn based handle. Anyway, tonight I found that a little bit of finesse should make it work. We'll see the finished product tomorrow.

I finally organized my belts. It's important to know what I have and what I need. They are now sorted by type and grit. These are all new belts. Belts that are in use are hanging to the right of this board.

I ran another set of copper fasteners.

I also got another chunk of paper micarta cooking. This has a black inner layer, then blue, then gunmetal.Total thickness is right at 3/16".

Paper in the press. I'll pull it out tomorrow. I really need to get my other press finished. That way I can do multiple lay ups. This one will suffice for now.


  1. Can you show how those copper fasteners work?

    1. Good question, Ralph. I will add that to tonight's post.