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    Senior Member NO ChoP!'s Avatar
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    Don't be so hard on yourself, dude. You've made some awesome stuff. 6 months ago it was all talk.

    I tried my hand at grinding a parer, and just when I thought I had it perfect, I blew the tip, again and again, until I was left with a stubby tanto, lol.

    I'm sure Marko has boxes full of fails and practice knives...
    The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
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    I was not trying to be hard on myself. I am much much better than I was 6 months ago, but I am still not good enough to have a pass around yet. Hopefully one day soon, but not now.
    I am more ashamed for letting people down on this passaround.

    Thank you for the kind words. And I am sure you will do much better on the next parer.
    "Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something." -Jake the Dog

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    Hey Mike, sometimes to have to take a small step back to jump a little further. The growth we have seen from you in this short time has been tremendous. I have no doubts that soon you'll have a piece that you feel comfortable sending out.

    Wish you the best.

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    Thanks Don.
    "Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something." -Jake the Dog

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    I am having some trouble heat treating my next batch of steel so I rehandled my Yoshikane again to kill some time. This time I think the handle is worthy of the knife it is on.

    Spalted maple, with a micarta ferrule and nickle silver spacer.
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    I still need to find a way to get a good tang hole. I am going to try a coping saw on my next one.
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    Please let me know what you think.
    "Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something." -Jake the Dog

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    That spalted maple is killer.
    The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
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    great wood and great yoshi. I love that knife.

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    Awesome maple you got there!

    How about sanding a little micarta and mixing it with epoxy to cover tang hole? I guess it would make it look less visible.

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    It would. What is done is done though. I will try in on my next one though. I also think that other epoxies look better cured than the stuff I am currently using. I am currently looking for access to other epoxies also.


    Also thanks for the kind words everyone.
    "Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something." -Jake the Dog

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    Epoxy dye, matching the ferrule is a nice touch I appreciate in Mike Henry's handles....
    The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
    chefchristophermiller@yahoo.com

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