All I'm doing here is cleaning things up, my spine, my handle, grinding my main bevel, and in this case I'm adding a small choil.
Update - sorry, I never finished taking photos of the progress, so I can't continue the series. stay tuned though, I intend to do a step by step of a small belt knife soon. You can see the finished knife here
Step 1: Tools
I use an angle grinder for the really rough work. (be careful, this thing can ruin 8 hours of work in 2 seconds)
Then I take my 3"x21" handheld belt sander clamped in a vise. And using a rough belt (I lik 36 grit) and clean up all the angle grinding.
And since I dont like using power tools for the close work I then take the knife and clean up everuthing with a file. (Double cut nicholson files are good).
Step 2: Angle Grinder
Step 3: Belt Grinding
Step 4: Filing
I take the edge down to where it's nearly sharp, that way I have less work to do once it's heattreated.
Step 5: What I Havent Done Yet.
I'll take pics of this when I do it today or tomorrow and add it to this "ible"