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Mike Powell

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  1. Thanks to Alex we salvaged a rookie over zealous filing session! We quenched this evening and he had a few of those walnut blanks stabilized. Here are a few photos of them after knocking down the resin with 120 grit. Any comments on best looking and best sides for the scales?
  2. Met up with Alex again. Filing is not really a grab and go sort of thing is it! I'm more of a template guy. Slow and steady... Alex - 4 " disc sander.
  3. I'm new to this forum and Rob all I can say is WOW! Thanks for sharing your adventures in making these works or art.
  4. So it begins: a new fascination/envy for a skill others have and I want! Thanks for bringing me in to your shop for the afternoon and evening Alex. I am humbled that you would openly share your knowledge, materials, and tools. As for the wood, one man's junk is another man's treasure. As I cherry picked the scrap bin for walnut to do an inlay project I couldn't pass up some of the grain patterns on those pieces you now have. Although I had no intentions for them, I feel I was given a gift to give a gift. In return....well...I will have a tool (knife) that I will cherish forever. I know this will become something bigger for me and I am eager to get to the point that we build a forge for me. Time to browse these forums for additional knowledge! ~Mike
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