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I enjoy seeing your work Paul, particularly pieces like this one. Good luck with the sale!
That's odd. G10 is the most dimensionally stable handle material I've worked with. Are you certain that's what you're using?
I tried the stones years ago when I first started making knives. Didn't care for them. I prefer good paper (Rhynowet) and a hard backer.
Been using this same set-up since 2014. It's a bit loud now and the rubber on the wheels has cracked some, but it's still running great after five...
Adam, what weight are these belts? J-Flex? Have you had any issues with really bad curling and/or cupping of these belts? I ask because, years ago...
If you really want to know where you stand on your work, get one of your knives into the hands of a well-known and respected MS or JS for an...
I've never heard of using either of those oils on leather.
I only use 2 different oils on my veg tanned leather sheaths. 100% pure Neatsfoot oil...
The others are giving you great feedback. Even if you keep the design exactly as is, focus on clean execution. Strive for flawless fit-n-finish...
Both are great steels. That said, I prefer XHP myself and use it for all my blades that size when stainless is desired.
My stencils are from IMG and I've been 100% satisfied with them. Patricia was a real peach to work with as well.
While you can achieve some sub-surface etching in AC, in my experience, it's pretty minor compared to just using DC for the etching. Not to...
@scott kozub ..Thanks Scott.
@Maelstrom78 ..Thanks man. It's just electro etched and marked like my maker's mark.
My latest one. One of my Hunter variants with dyed Box Elder Burl. I have a short video clip you can check out as well on IG....
I've been working with XHP for a couple years now and I would love to see where it falls into the "big picture ".
Hunter with Black Ash Burl finished up
For the time being, I'm sticking with the 984F's in 36 and 60 grit. Still a good value for my needs. But, I think I'm going to switch to the VSM's...
A little utility knife recently finished.
Utility EDC with Maple Burl I recently finished.