Being a kitchen knife, I'm building this knife with a very fine thickness above the cutting edge. This thin edge will make it easier to sharpen and extremely smooth slicing. That means I've brought the flat grind down to just .010" thick at the edge; just a few thousandths of an inch error will show up pretty bad. So, I finally got around to setting up my jewelers loop to view my scribed lines with extreme precision. Even though this steel is thin to begin with, those long flat grinds mean taking off a lot of steel! I've put in several hours and more than one ceramic belt to get myself right up to dimension, but at last, things are starting to look just right.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the shop I've come far enough along with the knife to start thinking about handles, and they really are going to look great! So long as I do my part of course. I stabilized two fresh blocks of rather spectacular maple and two pieces of grade AAA Claro Walnut that the customer chose. Next they will be sliced and laminated together, these two classic American woods are really great in juxtaposition, I've used this combination before and it is killer!
|Look at the chatoyancy in that maple!|