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Blog entry by garykentjr posted 11-12-2013 05:16 PM 786 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a Becker Necker BK11 knife some time ago. i eventually made scales for it out of African mahogany. Took about a month of fine tuning. (i work 2nd shift and i watch my 18 month old son while my wife works during the day. I don’t get a lot of time to hobby) I originally drilled 2 holes in it as i was going to pin them on. I decided against it and epoxied them on. Worked perfect. Now to fill in those holes. I made a dowel plate this morning. After numerous tries i made 2 dowels out of orange wood just for a look. First went in without a hitch. 2nd snapped the darn handle. Man i was hot. Still am. i sanded down the handle of the knife and started again. this time, no holes. Just epoxy. Its setting up now. Ill get to play again Friday. The suspense….

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#1 posted 11-12-2013 06:32 PM

“It’s never how badly you err, it’s how well you can recover.” I prefer this adage to the other one.

The other one was often quoted by my Grandfather as he coached my woodworking skills.

“Good Judgement comes from Experience…
...Experience comes from Poor Judgement.” This one always had a little sting to the delivery. ;-)

Good recovery.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 11-12-2013 06:47 PM

good save there gary

if you are like me
those scraps (even with holes)
will find a new project
in 10 or 20 years

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-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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