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  1. So i wanted to make a knife for my mom to use in the garden. I opted for a tanto style just for fun. I forged it out of a coil spring, forged in bevels. Then i drawfiled it, making the nice partially unfinished knife here. Picture 1 and 2 Then i made this filing jig. Then i filed one side (sort of) to a flatish bevel (it came out of the drawfiling slightly convex) picture 3 Then, using the same bevel angle on the other side, i did a more thorough job. To my dismay, 1/4" deep of my edge had rolled over and was useless, leaving the blade shape below. I will have to start again...... picture 6 So i want to diagnose the problem. Some factors to consider. 1 the plunge line is far deeper on the second side i did, i removed much more material. (This could also be as a result of being shy on the filing near the plunge) *Picture 4 and 5 2 the knife was not completely straight or flat when i started filing, it still isnt. 3 due to the use of a plywood jig, the c-clamp accentuated the problem of non-flatness, so depending where the clamp sat, the blade was at a different angle. My working theory is that the bevel on the first side was not completely accurate, so when i did it on the other side it was too much. I think this was accentuated by the lack of flatness. What are your thoughts? I would like to not have this happen again. Thanks in advance!
  2. you could help me build a handcrafted log skidder to pull logs graces that I recommended to use materials
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