Some one had started it, I just finished it. I didn't bother to square off the back pouch, works better that way as it turned out.Nice work, Stearmen. I've never worked with juniper, but considering its environs, I'm not surprised by the mineral hardness you describe.
Did you make the bag?
Here's a knife I made under the guidance of an 89 year old man, using his tools in his shop. He had about five sanders set up, each with a different grit, and another five motors, two buffing wheels on each.
The wheels were charged with a series of polishing compounds, coarse to fine.
It took over 4 hours start to finish, including cutting the steel blank, the grenadillo grips, and the brass tang. Mostly, though, I remember standing in front of grinders, sanders, and polishers for what seemed like a minor eternity.
A very memorable afternoon.
Thanks for lookin'!