I have drilled through the pin holes in the glued on scale only, using the holes in the knife tang as a guide.
I have drilled a hole partially into both scales where I will be forming the epoxy rivet.
Second scale glued on.....
...and when that has dried, I then redrill through the pin holes so that the hole now goes through both scales.
A stainless pin and lanyard tube are glued in place.
Again, when dried I started to shape the scales down to the outer of the tang.
After a bit of shaping, I decided to stop until I could find my superglue.
The grain on the Oak was pulling away a bit too much when using the rasps and I don't want it to fracture so I will flood the grain with superglue, shape it a bit, more superglue and so on. This will help support the grain (hopefully!)