Thursday, May 21, 2015
Once cooled until the gloves won't burn when touching it, cut open the envelope and get it right into an awaiting oven set to 185°C (365°F).
Two hour at tempering, then cool. Again for another two hours at 185°C.
After clamping and drilling one hole through. Insert a temporary pin, then clamp the second bolster side. Now pull the pin out and drill through the hole.
Here I am using some temporary 1/8" pins to hold the pieces together for drilling.
Once the second bolster piece is clamped to EXACTLY match the first piece, pull the temporary pin and drill right through.
After the second hole is drilled, you can remove the bolster pieces and pin them together for shaping as a single unit. The focus is now on the fronts.
This is after the epoxy had set.
I clamped with the vise-grip and drilled a #30 hole through the tang.
Once the first piece is drilled, I pin it with some temporary pins. Then clamp the second piece on with vise-grips. Then remove one pin and drill the hole right through all. Repeat for the second pin.