I cut out the blade and spine are rough cut.
Then ground close to the final shape.
They are a little thicker than I want them so it's surface ground closer to the final dimension.
The blade and spine are profiled to fit, 2 holes are drilled into the spine and it can be pinned to the liner.
Here it is closed, I still need to take a little off the inside of the spine.
The back of the blade is sand down till I get a nice fit against the spine and the tip of the blade is as high as it should be.
Now I will pin the knife together completely and sand the back of the blade, spine and liners down to the line.
Next I will drill the screw holes for the frame.
Holes have been drilled with a # 55 drill, this is the tap size for a 0-80 screw.
The top liner and the spine need to be drilled out to clearance size, I will remove the back liner and drill the top liner and spine as one .
Every hole that is drill gets deburred, I have a small drill pres set up just for this. I use an 1/8 " carbide spade bit for most holes.
All my drill presses and many other machines are set up with fott pedals, step on the petal and press the part into the bit.
To be continued ...