Funny, same reason I was going to build a chopper..
However 3/16 is the thickest stock I had, one reason I decided to go with the Bowie. I like my choppers to be a min of 1/4" thick.
I'd like to go on that show, but as old as I am I'd be wore out on the second rope.
God is good always; always, God is good!
"If thou wilst a keen edge win
forge it thick and grind it thin"