This is possible with one curl.
The critical ejection curl.
Now to get on with handle making!
I moved on to the rear handle, deciding on the shape, making a
template, choosing the boxwood blank and orientating the
template for maximum strength. I used a devil with tail to cut
the centre holes. You can of course use a spade or auger bit in
I am taking this slowly because there are many distinct stages.
I chose this 200 year old design from Christopher Gabriel
and cut a profile in a template card.
I made two templates: one seen here without the tenon to check
against the body and one with a tenon for full outline.
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