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    What shape are you shooting for?

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    Pairing knives although I am starting to think 1/4" bar stock might be just a tad overkill . I may have to order something thinner, maybe 1/8th to start otherwise I'll be filing for an eternity.

    For the shape, I was thinking a flat edged sheep's foot pairing knife would be a good starter.
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    You might have issues with shaping it after HT, because files will have a tough time cutting into hardened steel. A less headache-inducing method might be to just get a really, really coarse diamond plate for that, and then sanding away.

    Good luck! Looking forward to hearing how it turns out.

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    After more research it looks like you are absolutely right Don, I will file to 85% finished shape, then move to 95% with sand paper. Once I am at the 95% mark I will heat treat and then finish the remaining 5% (sanding blade face to the desired level of finish, final sanding of handle and of course putting an edge on it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Pete - you're nuts!
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    For a paring knife, you might want to start closer to 1/16 inch!
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    Who's doing the custom wa handles for the files?
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    file knives are fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Who's doing the custom wa handles for the files?
    This man is a genius!
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    Bar stock is cut!
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