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I just spent a couple of days on the fitup of a handle and bolster for a big fighter. Nice piece of blue dyed giraffe bone. And then I ground down into the cavity. Really! I know better! Now I don't know what to do.

 

One of those days.

 

Geoff

"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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It's on an edge, the only way to save it would be to cut it off behind (about a 3rd of the handle) and make some kind of long contrasting spacer. Right now I'm too mad to think about it.

 

G

"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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Geoff,

 

Been there, man. My advice. Put it down and let it rest for a while. Wait until you've completed another project you are happy with and then pick it up and let the creative process start again. The negative energy you bring to a piece when you have a major setback is disease that will kill a project if you just try to push through it.

 

Just my two cents.

 

Luck,

 

Dave

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Geoff,

 

Been there, man. My advice. Put it down and let it rest for a while.

 

Yeah, let it rest a while.......like a year. :wacko:

I feel for you man, but Dave is right. Cool down, relax, work on something else and come back with a fresh outlook and a clear mind.

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Thanks everyone. Of course I know this, but it's good to be reminded. And to get some sympathy.

 

Geoff

"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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I usually find that when I lay a problem child aside! The break allows for the part of the brain that is not thinking about it too come up with a solution, that works well!

 

So take a break and you will find the answer come to you my friend!! s12205.gif

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