Here are a few photo’s of how i prepared 2 of the blanks although the stainless steal blank broke the m6 die.
hopefully i have a solution to this and it will no longer be an issue on the other 2 ss blanks.
With the carbon blade i die’d the end first to fit an m6 nut. i use this to help keep the knife clamped together.
I have heard stories of the epoxy lasting a few years and the knife then simply putting it . fall apart. i feel the nut at the end is a good way of helping this not to happen.
Roughed the surface on my grinder this can most certainly be done with a file. but the grinding stone is alot faster method. roughing and notching the surface again gives something for the wood and epoxy to adhere to again helping the life of the handle.
while rumaging through the work shop i found a piece of birch i used earlier in the fishing season. I have cut these in to varying lenghs and took the bark off of a couple of pieces so i can get a hint of the colour of the wood.
My solution for the stainless steel did not work. can any one recommend a die for stainless steal i could use?
-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.