Well I am at last at it. Starting my knife making process. And yes I do mean process. There are several steps I take in making my carving knives and I will write about them on this blog as I proceed though the process.
(I just want to make a side comment here as I know that there are a
number of those reading this that are doing so on Facebook. And I want those of face book to know that what you are reading is beingimported from my blog therefore you are not seeing this in the same format that is in the blog. So if you want to see this post as I had intended it to be please take the time and go to my blog which is located at http://carvinginfo.blogspot.com.)
Today is Phase One.
This means that I go to where I keep my knife templates and select which ones I want to make. As you can see I keep them all in one place so I can easily access them.
Next I go to my raw steel stock and with a trusty Sharpie I layout the shape of the knives on the appropriate knife blanks. I will layout all the knives which
I intend to make during this session of knife making, this is the first step of the knife making process. Today I will be doing
the layout for some eight different knives. Six of these are for carving or crafts, one is a kitchen/do everything knife, and the last is a mini dagger or cleavage knife which is warn from a chain or lanyard as a neckless and usually by some Harley gals (yes the knives are in a scaber).
After I finish a knife blank layout, I put the blank into a bin where they wait for the next step in the process.
As you can see, there is not too much I can say about Phase One. Perhaps tomorrow I will start Phase Two.