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    First real WA...

    So, I've made some hidden tangs, and some split handles, but this is my first octagonal wa handle.

    It was no picnic. Wa handles are deceptive in their simplicity. Getting a perfect slot, drilling perfectly centered holes, sanding metal spacers and keeping them from overheating and ruining your epoxy bond, and keeping things symmetrical are a true PITA!!!!

    I'll take a western project over a wa anyday!

    Materials are stabilized Oregon myrtlewood and redwood burl from Burl Source and copper spacers.

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    Oh yah, the knife is a 270mm Yoshikane V2 lefty yanagi from Maxim.
    The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
    chefchristophermiller@yahoo.com

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    Hey, thats quite nice, well done!


    Feel free to visit my website, http://www.rodrigueknives.com
    Email pierre@rodrigueknives.com

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    Thank you, kind sir!
    The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
    chefchristophermiller@yahoo.com

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    Very nice indeed.

    Be well,
    Mikey
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    very sexy, the before and after picture is baffling.

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    That's the best part of handle making; turning a giant turd of epoxy mess into something nice, lol.
    The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
    chefchristophermiller@yahoo.com

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    Very, very nice!

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    Great job! Finished handle contrast is stunning.

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    Great looking handle, nicely done sir!
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    Really nice, No Chop! You're getting good at this:thumbup:

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