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My first build

Tuhlmann

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Thought I’d share this here.
It’s my first attempt. Only 4” long, a little two-finger hold box cutting sheepsfoot. 1075 stock removal. I attempted a chisel grind, but I didn’t do it right so I ended up with secondary bevels. Wood is curly maple with some leather dye, black vulcanized liners, & topped with about a half dozen coats of pure tung oil. Pins are copper sleeved in brass, peened & ground.

Made a bunch of mistakes, and learned a bunch. We’ll see how the next one goes. Critiques & tips welcome.

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Well done for a first blade! My only comment would be about the lanyard hole. Seems like its very close to the butt end and the wood scale may want to chip out being so thin there. Maybe its okay but I can't really see from here. Looks like you may have used brass tube as part of your pins and maybe lining that hole with the tube (as long as the hole is the proper size) would give the wood some support.
 
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