Dipping My Toe Into 3 Axis Machining...

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by BOOMER52, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 27, 2013
    My books are currently closed. I'm using the time to expand my knowledge base concentrating on 3D modeling and machining.
     
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  2. SixtyLion

    SixtyLion

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    I understand, thank you very much!!! Best of luck with your new endeavor!!!
     
  3. RIP Dequincy Jynxie

    RIP Dequincy Jynxie Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jun 10, 2020
    bummer

    those look very nice

    best wishes with your business - seems like things are going well :)
     
  4. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 27, 2013
    Time is up for this learning phase of 3D modeling and machining. I was able to expand and broaden my knowledge base. Learned a couple of tricks and managed to machine several stellar full contour examples of my profile modified Delica designs.

    I now need to get back to my backlog and knock out the queued up requests.

    One last photo for now...

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  5. winnerone23

    winnerone23 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    That all black set of Lil para Delica scale's is Gorgeous!!!
    I could use more! I have a DLC Cruwear that's in need.. Lol..
     
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  6. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 27, 2013
    Troy... I agree... it looks killer...!

    Unfortunately FiberSmith has been sold out of their .150" and .170" thick LVA carbon fiber sheets for something like 9 months now. I used my last bit of CF on the Lil'Para seen below...

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  7. winnerone23

    winnerone23 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    Hey Steve.. What if I finished doing my Military scales, with a wire clip mod, and sent you my Military? You could look it over and see if it was a route you wanted to go?
    I mean, who doesn't have a Dragonfly laying around? Or replaced a wire clip with another clip?
    I think MXG makes a wire clip replacement clip, now? You could utilize.

    Or made the scales and let it up to the end user, on how to carry it?

    I'll try to find the thread, I was lead to, on how guys were using McMaster parts and a CRK clip.
    Basically plugging the landyard tube and mounting a clip in it.
     
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  8. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

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    Thanks @BOOMER52 for the awesome prototype scales you sent me. I can’t express enough how much I appreciate it, they look and feel great to me! Happy Holidays!
     
  9. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Steve, while I don't even have one yet, I think the Yojimbo 2 would be a great 3D candidate.
     
  10. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Like this?
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  11. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp Freedom for @Fullflat!!! Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    I agree! @BOOMER52 SHOULD make g10 scales for the FRN Dragonfly. :D
     
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  12. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 27, 2013
    Watching the Chiefs/Falcons game and playing with my newly acquired 3D CAD knowledge. I'm getting more consistent and better model results with the invested time. Worked up the Yojimbo 2...!

    I've also got a modified profile Yo2 that I modeled...

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  13. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 27, 2013
    That's been requested a couple of times and I've resisted... but I recently ran across a blade modified Dragonfly that I really took a shine to. The work was performed by @tactical_pterodactyl_knives... and I thought I could improve it even more with some sweet machined scales! Might happen... but as yet I do not own a Dragonfly to scan and develop the necessary CAD/CAM files.

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  14. winnerone23

    winnerone23 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    That blade looks Awesome!!!

    Lmk Steve! I can send a DF2 with my Military and any others you want! Lol..

    Like my Kapara! I have a 2nd one (one I didn't modify) in the mail.. lol..

    With no rush on return. I have plenty to carry!
     
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  15. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 27, 2013
    I spent this last week between Xmas and New Years expanding my knowledge base and stretching my skills in CAD 3D modeling. It's difficult in general and damn frustrating with too great a frequency... but I am adding a bit of muscle memory and a few new techniques...

    I'm working on finish texture and projecting graphic tool paths onto a 3D model surface. I'm encouraged by the attached results that rendered nicely...!

    The first two 3D models are a Delica/Verrazano... then a Mini CQC-7... last is a standard CQC-7...

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  16. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    I would love some scales for my Endela.
     
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  17. ctmyers

    ctmyers

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  18. yoko

    yoko Basic Member Basic Member

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    Sep 4, 2011
    Any hopes on military scales making a come back?

    Will you be making scales for full liner pm2s?
     
  19. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 27, 2013
    I do machine scales for the Mini CQC-8 Horseman... but if you are meaning full contour scales sets... the answer is no... no plans to model it in 3D.
     
  20. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 27, 2013
    Military scales are no longer offered. I did machine stock profile and modified profile sets in a tip up configuration until I exhausted my supply of threaded discs I had machined to mount the more standard Spyderco three hole pocket clip. I tried threaded inserts and was dissatisfied with the results. Unable to locate a machinist to resupply those discs economically enough to continue offering Military scales sets proved fruitless.

    With regards to PM2 scales. I have 3D modeled the PM2 but as yet not machined a prototype set. Not certain just when that might happen.

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