Haha! Everybody else has fancy handles with spacers made from mammoth teeth and whalebone and the like, so I though I better make up some kind of spurious backstory for mine rather than just saying it was all just made from bits of rubbishLove that your handles have history and meaning beyond just the craftsmanship of it
Briefly on the coarser side, to see how it'd go with the thinning I do on these cleavers... I'm no expert but it just seemed incredibly soft. There probably wouldn't have been much stone left if I'd kept going to the end. May give it another go tomorrow, just for sharpening rather than thinning, but I'm not holding out much hope.That is a fun project! Lots of places to learn new things. Did you try the new stone?