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Offline hayshaker

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blades to fit handle
« on: January 01, 2017, 05:31:40 AM »
ever have a beautiful pice of wood buuuuuut it was too small for most knives
you would normally make, well i sell wood strechers ;D
just kidding, anyhow howbout make a roach belly knife.
i have some pen blanks of amboynya burl , mallee burl and so 0n.
they came with the mixed exotic wood packs i buy.
so i'm going small so as not to waste the wood.
ever go smaller cause of that situation.

Offline Moe M.

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Re: blades to fit handle
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 06:38:24 AM »
  I have a few good custom knives with handles that are too short or too thin made by people who had the skills to build knives but not the experience,  in my opinion a knife that doesn't fit comfortably or safely in the hand is about worthless save for being a odd job bench knife.
  My suggestion is to save the small pieces of scale material you have for small neck knives or edc blades,  if you're going to spend the time making a good looking and usable blade,  don't dress it up with scales that don't fit it properly.

  Just my two cents.
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Offline hayshaker

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Re: blades to fit handle
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 08:13:23 AM »
thanks moe sounds good.