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Don't overdo with pins and corbies, imho that looks off
With a dowelplate you can make your own pins out of wood in a drillpress.
You can make your own dowelplate
That's a bit like asking a bunch of drunks what brand of beer is the best.
It is all personal preference
Have a look in the sheats and such subforum here.
I've made some cool beads from handle material leftovers to go with the knife
By no means an expert but two known slipjoint makers wrote that they finish the tang and spring to a different grit size, between 180 and 400
To me the scratch pattern has to go handle to tip or it looks off.
A random pattern like a stone wash or so also looks good to me.
I have the Creative Man one as well. I like it but the magnet of a bubble jig doesn't stick well to it.
I have a Riverside one as well but it...
Use a file guide when filibg the slot
Yeah go make knives :D
It's good for you
Just curious, where did you find that gear, or did it find you?
I'd be happy with that fit.
I think the gap will disappear when you epoxy it in place. Clear epoxy will do
Beautiful file work
I vote masaic pins as well.
Or just leave them. In a few years they'll come in handy and you've forgotten why they were there
I use a paintstripper and a sharpend piece of brass
Only fix it and keep it if you're not happy with the knife and you want to make it a personal user or test knife
I always use blind aligment pins.
That does the same job
Edit: cool tools you made :)
"I want the best but I don't want to put in the effort"
With all respect, but that is how I read your question.
Give hand sanding a try. 1000 or...
Do you have sandpaper on a flat plate?
It is best to move the workpiece like a figure 8, not back and forewards