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Hello! I'm semi-new to the knife making world. I've made a small handful of knives in a few different ways. I've forged a few, filed / did a few with no equipment, and a few with an angle grinder. I currently do not have access to any form of belt grinder (with a slack belt), but do have a standard bench grinder. My main problem I'm having is finishing the steel, with an emphasis on sanding. I feel like if I want to get any any sort of decent finish on a piece, I end up spending 10+ hours sanding. I'm looking for ways to not spend that much time with sand paper. I don't mind the over
Pretty much what the topic says. I'll try to be brief. I know that maple is a well liked handle wood, but have heard mixed reviews on the Silver variety. I ask because I happen to have an absolutely monstrous tree in the backyard, (it actually is multiple trees that were planted together and coaxed to fuse together as they grew.) If it's an acceptable wood I wouldn't need to worry about getting materials until skill level warrants extra expenditure for aesthetics/style. If I'm correct, pine isn't a good choice, but might help with this next part. No vacuum stati