Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Sorry I don't have a picture of the parts before assembly; I guess I was a bit nervous and hasty about gluing it. It's basically a sandwich of rosewood and a piece of maple equal in thickness to the blade with a slot cut out to fit the blade. It's all glued together with epoxy and aligned with a drill bit through a 1/8" hole. I later pressed a piece of brass tubing in the hole. I had intended to make the blade removable for sharpening, but it's in there permanently as far as I can tell.
The handle is finished with three coats of Tru-Oil and rubbed with 0000 steel wool and paste wax.
Tonight I honed the blade, and hoo boy can that sucker cut!