Knives you saw on the previous post are under some handle work.
I drill with regular lenght drills from both ends of the block. First two holes, then moving the drill to form a slot.
Same from the other end, sighting from top and side to follow the lines, and make the holes connect.
Needle rasps complete the work.
Roughly shaping on a belt sander.
Then it's time to fit the butt bolster plate. Same tools as before, a drill and needle rasps.
Ready for glueing. Parts are take off, then assembled back with slow cure epoxy.
Knife is tightened on a vice, back plate hammered down, end of the tang is cut.
End of the tang is peened with a ball pein hammer. Hammering, filing, hammering, filing....
Result looking like this.
Rest of the blades in this set will get birch bark handles, so at this point the back plates were fitted.
Last work of the day was to cut some birch bark. To be continued after the weekend!