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#1 posted 12-07-2018 08:33 PM

I agree with Grant. Router is totally unnecessary. I take the scales down to within 1/32” of the tang using a coarse belt on my 1×30 belt sander. Then I do my countour shaping on the scales until they’re how I want them. Then I put a fine grit belt on, finish flushing the scales to the tang and sand the marks from the coarse belt out. Finally I hand sand until I’m satisfied that I’ve removed any marks from the belt sander and finish by using buffing compound on a cotton wheel. I’ll polish the spine of the knife at the same time so it ends up with the same finish as the tang.

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