There is a vacuum fixture for the scales first op that was turned into something else. The second op fixture isn't any good anymore. The first op fixture for the blade was turned into something else. Same with the beveling softjaws. The biggest thing is the complex fixture for the swedge didn't age well. It got wet in storage and the steel components rusted and the rubber inserts that reduce chatter on the unsupported cut would need to be re-developed. The shipping boards are long gone. The programs were written for a machine I don't have anymore etc.
There is a bunch of stuff that gets made to do a run on a complex piece like that. Some get lost, some get damaged, some get made into something else. The setup is a bear but once it's running you're golden until something wears out but going back isn't always easy on something that hasn't been run in a while. So I'd have to re-create a lot of stuff and rather than re-create something I've already done I prefer to create something new. That said, we are a production machine shop and if a customer were to place an order we'd make it. Setup would be 10-15K, so that first one is going to be a little bit spendy...
I'm super curious to see how this turns out! Matt Martin from Vehement Knives did a similar-sized run of CPM3V-bladed folders just recently, but he had Medford manufacture them. These two projects made me think of each other because of the 3V folder being something of an uncommon thing.That is a good question. I'm kind of curious myself. We will limit the initial run to maybe just 100 of them in case we run into issues.
I was just thinking about this yesterday.
Please tell me you use Felco #2s and Hickok loppers? If not, tell me what you have and I’ll switch.No, but I'm seriously planning to replace the blade on my compound lopping shears with Delta 3V.
I wish I could find a better lawn weed killer than Spectracide, to which the dandelions just kind of say "LMAO WEAK," without having resort to Roundup, which is genocidally effective against broadleaf weeds but only in the sense that it leaves nothing but a scorched wasteland in its wake.You're not paying attention. He uses Roundup: