Goko 19c27 240mm. Curly mango wood and water buffalo horn. The first of many rehandles this summer!
Thanks @Mike9 for advice
Edited by MillionsKnives - 5/22/15 at 2:19pm
I didn't originally. Then I started picking up tools when I started those forgecraft fixer upper projects. I now have a 4x36" belt sander and a drill press. Soon a band saw. Then a forge! just kidding... maybe
I'll say you get what you pay for with harbor freight. I spent almost an hour getting the belt to track.
I do like working with hand tools as much as possible, especially on western handles. Sanders make a ton of heat. At some point the epoxy stops working, so you have to stop and cool it down a lot.
That's why I like the simplicity of wa handles. It's not a bunch of metal and spacers and wood and pins all held together by epoxy; it's just one solid block of wood mostly. And it won't warp on you and pull away from the tang like western scales either.