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Step 3: Design the Handle: part 1

Once the basic shape of the blade is finished it is time to design the handle. Using a previous handle helps to design this one.

Taking a scrap of a hardwood, cut two equal sized scales. Each scale should be about 5" x 1 1/4" x 3/8". Next, glue the scales together using a scrap of paper between the scales. This will allow the scales to be taken apart later. Allow to dry about a 1/2 hour.

<p>Nice knife, I made these a while back and they have been put up in a box. When I saw yours it reminded me of the knives I made. They fit my hand very well and cut great. I mainly use them for rough cut and I made a few other knives for finishing and detailing. You did a great job, it looks nice. Thank you for showing us!</p><p>Joey</p>
<p>I made this today. It didn't go so well. Mostly due to my lack of skill.<br>Gonna try again tomorrow. Lessons learned and all that.</p>
<p>Sweetness!</p>
<p>This looks great, I love the handle design!</p>
<p>A local woodworking group created the design. It is easy to duplicate and comfortable in the hand.</p>
I like it!! Voted
<p>Thanks</p>

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