Tuesday, March 31, 2015

HT1 HIDDEN TANG - HANDLE ROUGH SHAPING

After the bulky handle parts were set, I traced the arc that I had in mind on with a permanent marker.
Going at it with an old 60 grit belt.
Here the profile arc is close.
Now to start rounding the handle. I have to keep hitting the water when I pass over the stainless parts. Too hot and it will melt the epoxy.
Oh nice! An inclusion in the very rear of the wood. I guess you never know until you get inside if these things are going to show up.
Some finer shaping on the 1-1/2" drum.
This is the handle roughed. It will take some more shaping and finer grits to polish the stainless and sugilite composite up to a shine.

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