First up today, I started on a bolster for an Enzo Lynx blade in some Cocobolo.
I decided to try and use my piller drill to mill out the slot as I've always found it to be a very lengthy and tricky process to do it by hand. I like making stick tang knives but fitting the bolster puts me off.
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I cut the block out so I could then make a larger hole at the back.
To make sure I drilled the bigger hole in the correct place, I drilled a smaller hole through from the front first before turning the block over and drilling with the larger bit.
Next, I did some more work on the Wrought Iron bolster for the Mike Blue Damascus blade.
I wanted to put a groove running round the side, so using a great tip from an American called Erin Burke, I used a dremel cut off disc in my pillar drill to score a line parallel to the front face.