A few snippets of bits I'm working on...
A Scandinavian knife that needs a lot of care to get back into a working knife.
The tang is extensively rusted and will need welding onto another piece of steel.
The tang cleaned as much as I dared and a slot cut in a much bigger piece of mild steel that will become part of the tang.
An essential tool in the welding - a potato! The potato will stop the blade overheating during welding and losing the hardness of the blade.
A bit of welding done and the high spots ground back. It'll take quite a few more sessions to have enough material built up to then grind down to the right size.
An old butchers knife, much loved and sharpened down so much it's now a boning knife!! Curly birch with homemade micarta liners. When the handle is fully shaped, brass pins will be rivetted in place.
I need a bit of help from Mr Sharpie Magnum to make sure I'm taking off steel in the right place for the next session.