Hi all, In my member introduction, I made it be known that I have never attempted making my own knife. So finally after accumulating tools, lurking here and other places and reading whatever I could lay my hands on, I took a piece of scrap steel (of what composition I have no clue) and went to town. Basically, I took said piece of steel and glued a paper template I had a tracing of courtesy of a friend onto it, and hack sawed to within about 1/8th of an inch. Then I used a simple 1x42 belt grinder with the coarsest belt to bring it to the edge of the paper template. I then used a divider and scribed a line down the center of the blade edge to use as a reference. After that I used the same belt and attempted to grind the basic shape and profile of the blade portion itself, leaving about 1mm of meat on the future cutting edge. which is where I am at now. I know this is far from awesome but I am pretty please for my first practice effort. My questions are probably going to be obvious, but was my sequence up until now okay? And if not, any tips would be muchly appreciated. Secondly, how am I best to proceed from here? Do I just continue to climb up in grits and clean up the grinding marks?