The handle has been shaped and finished up to 400 grit. This handle shape is very comfortable, which is good since this knife should see a lot of use. After this I marked the blade and put on edge on it. There are a few pics of the finished knife and the whole set at the bottom of this post.
The boards have all been rough cut for the face curve. Nothing has been glued in place yet, just dry stacked.
Since I knew it would be a little tricky to clamp the block together without all the boards wanting to wander, I pinned each board to its neighbor as I glued them up. Here's the stack as left to cure over night.
- Brandant Robinson