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Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by WillSwift, Oct 8, 2013.
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Nice! I have a couple chef knives coming from HT (hopefully) soon. I had not thought about etching them. What did you use to etch if you don't mind me asking?
thanks, FC 3:1, fast etch, sometimes I do it deeper, sometimes light, sometimes I do other things
Attempting my first folder. A friction folder to keep things simple. The design should be familiar to a certain cigar smoking Argentinian maker who likes to frequent these forums:
second batch of four of aeb-l fillet knives, this time all with majestic maple stain.
Here is what the individual components cost and where I got them:
Worldwide Electric 1/2 hp 3ph motor: $63 (Amazon)
KBWA-23D VFD: $133 (KB-Controls)
9” Beveled Disc: $83 (USA Knifemaker)
Total: $279 plus the various shipping. I also ordered a bunch of rhynowet 9x11 paper and a sheet of rubber backing to use with the high grits from USA Knifemaker. Not the beefiest build, but I’m hoping it can handle my roughly 10 knives a year hobbiest pace. I stuck to just 1/2 hp really because of VFD options. The bigger hp seems to spike the VFD cost more than it does the motor cost.
Sounds like a considerable savings!
Here is a new sheath I made for the AV Attack 14 in 80crv2.
This is lined with Ultra suede and complete disassembles for cleaning. I turned a frog for waist band carry.
@Sprayman yes that wood mock up was done entirely on the disc as my first practice go. My plan is to use the disc as the only grinder for the flats and bevels on my blades (though for most I will forge the bevels in, reducing how much grinding is ultimately needed). I have a 1x42 belt grinder that does a decent enough job on handles, but is very frustrating to try to do bevels with because of the narrow platen and less than ideal tracking. I plan to relegate the 1x42 to being just for handles.
A leather craft knfie I made for my brother. I recycled the steel from an antique crosscut saw, the scales from walnut scrap and copper nails as pins.
A Marples jungle bowie. It's not finished yet as I've gotten new tools since I shaped the handle a while back. I removed the scales, reshaped the handle, stripped the paint, handled in walnut and filed in a ricasso. I bathed it in vinegar to darken the blade too but I may polish it..
Not sure if I ever bothered showing this one off. It's a 'big game' knife from an old diston saw blade and walnut.
A few months ago, I posted a pic of my first, very simple pattern-welded (15n20/1084) billet I welded in my little Atlas mini forge.
Here's a few pics of it. Still need to clean some buffing compound off it in places.
I was particularly happy with this one as I made everything for it, excluding the female side of a Corby bolt that screws into the threaded tang.
Blade 5.25", OAL 9-3/8"
Thanks Pablo. And thank you for posting the templates for us to use. I will post some better photos when I eventually finish the knife.
Have been wanting to try a folder. Care to share a link to Pablo's templates?
Five almost past the WIP stage (for me anyway).
Look here. https://www.bladeforums.com/threads...and-advice-on-hardware.1459225/#post-16805675
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Yip, that's where l got them. I used the one with the blade open for both the blade and handles, found it gave the best fit after having made some cardboard templates to test.