As I am still learning to use my new grinder, I opted for a full flat grind on this knife. I am still working out the techniques on plunge line and what belt grits to use. I did the full grind up to 120 grit.
DIY Micarta project. I trace an outline of the tang on the scale pieces with paint pen or permanent marker.
Ditto for side two. I like to mark them now with RO and LO for "Right Outside" and "Left Outside" so I don't mix them up going forward.
Using wooden dowels at this stage helps hold everything together and they are easy to pop out to remove the scales.
I like to take the rough scales to about 1/8" of inch to the steel. This will allow the real finishing to happen after heat treating when they are pinned and epoxied on.
Now to get the blade finished up to 400 grit or so before heat treatment.