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Thread: Hey. My name is Michael Miller and I am learning to make knives.

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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.
    "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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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!!!!!!!
    chefchristophermiller@yahoo.com

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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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