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    Mike,
    It does happen, I have send more wood and steel into the trash than most of you will ever see.
    There comes a point however when skill and confidence meet and you can do great work. I have had many projects where there was no possibility of backup. I made a blade for Mark at itsaburl, out of a piece of meteorite he sent me. I had never seen another piece like it(size shape type pattern) and I will probably never see another. There were no backups and no room to screw up. There is a point where you can't afford to be nervous, because you will sabotage yourself. Now maybe you are not quite there with your skill, and you need more practice.
    Think about this, I make gold/silver mokume, somtimes with several thousand $$$ worth of materials. I really can't afford to screw up, and I don't.
    (Oh and by the way I make damascus petty blades)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    ...Somebody should make an offer....
    I agree. Salvage it, tell people what size/type of knife it will fit and then offer it up for sale. Or you could buy your own petty to fit, but it looks way too nice to not give it a good home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhenry View Post
    I am wondering how much junk if any you guys are producing and what you estimate your sucess rate is. I would put mine at around 70%.
    Mike
    I am probably pretty close to 70%. I get irritated easily so I usually end up working with crap until I get motivated to re-re-handle. From the looks of it that is not only 50.00 but quite a few hours too. Good luck in trying to make it work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    ...Somebody should make an offer....
    I can offer to fix it, that is to make it smaller and to fix symetry

    Most of my handles are not salvageable, because they are made for a specific size knife. For example, height of a 'nipple' on my handles depends on the height of a machi on a knife, so it is not easy and sometimes is not possible to downsize if you have a size in mind that is appropriate for a particular knife. Handles without nipple or internal support pins or oversize tang cavity, could be downsized.

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    How high is a "nipple"?

    This high? Def a NOT SAFE FOR WORK PIC HERE!

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...qqsnbpmr1.jpg/

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    Quote Originally Posted by oivind_dahle View Post
    How high is a "nipple"?

    This high? Def a NOT SAFE FOR WORK PIC HERE!

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...qqsnbpmr1.jpg/
    Dude, you will get yourself banned.


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    on any level!!!!

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    Marko
    That is a very cool offer and I really appreciate it. I have already started grinding it down. Looks like it will be fine I have had to take so much material off that alot of the dimensional issues are gone its pretty much a new start.

    I do have a question about polishing metal spacers if you dont mind I will send you a PM


    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    I can offer to fix it, that is to make it smaller and to fix symetry

    Most of my handles are not salvageable, because they are made for a specific size knife. For example, height of a 'nipple' on my handles depends on the height of a machi on a knife, so it is not easy and sometimes is not possible to downsize if you have a size in mind that is appropriate for a particular knife. Handles without nipple or internal support pins or oversize tang cavity, could be downsized.

    M

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhenry View Post
    ...

    I do have a question about polishing metal spacers if you don't mind I will send you a PM
    Sure thing, though I don't do anything extra for polishing outside fine-sanding it (220, 320, 600, 1000, 1500) and then buffing with chromium oxide on 1800rpm buffer. I have had best results with real silver.

    I think it is important to do some sanding on a granite plate. It helps to remove metal and wood at the same rate (as opposed to sanding on a padded surface), but on fine grits I do sand on a padded surface, as it gives a nicer finish and material removal is not an issue.

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