Hi guys. Here's the latest kinfe i've been working on. I've got some Amboyna burl to use as scales (not done yet). I have a few nagging questions that i need some help with. I still have problems where i can't get my plunge lines to be square. They are more like gradual slopes. I don't mind the look, i really kinda like it. But, it bothers me that i should be able to get the really square plunge lines if i want. I tried it on this one but i got the slope again. What am I doing wrong? Is it my platen? Where i have the belt running? This is also my first use of a choil. I think I may have gone too wide. I dunno. I don't think functionally it matters much but I'm not sure of the look of it. I used a chainsaw file I had but it was tough to keep it from moving. I was thinking of starting it with a small cut or a groove. How do you guys start a choil so that the file doesn't skate around on you. Weight and balance. I have been trying to balance my knives so that they're balanced somewhere near the handle and the blade. I'm not sure this is correct, i just saw it somewhere on youtube i think. Where should the balance point be and, if the knife isn't really all that big, does that even matter that much. I know it would be vital in a throwing knife or a serious fighting knife maybe. But for a camp knife? Anyway, how much of the handle should i drill out? How concerned should i be with balance? I still have some hand sanding to do on it. Not much though, i just got some conditioning belts and man, do i love them. They save me a ton of hand sanding. I'm also thinking about getting rid of my 36 grit belts. It's a pain getting those lines out. As usual - any comments, suggestions, pointer are appreciated.