Last week I blogged about making a marking knife from scratch. I had gotten as far as getting a good start on the handle and filing the blade to a point.
Yesterday, I was going to file a bevel onto the blade, hone it, and then work on getting in mounted in the handle. I didn’t quite get that far.
Do you know how hard it is to hand-file bevels onto a spear-pointed knife, so that both sides are even? I found myself overdoing one side, then the other. I made adjustments to the angle of the blade, then the angle of the bevel, and one thing led to another, and I found myself with too little blade to work with!
So I started over, and tried to really take my time with it. Right now, it’s okay. I still think maybe the angle of my bevel is a little too steep, but I’m scared to lower it for fear of messing everything up.
This was just about the closest I got in my limited time in the craft of just throwing in the towel on a project. But so far, I’m still in this one. For now!