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Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by WillSwift, Oct 8, 2013.
Carving axe and adze head
Welding a W1 cutting bit on an adze head
This ones going to someone very special in 10 days...Gyuto, says I, about 12" OAL x 1 1/4 tall in 52100 with Chechen, Bubinga front and back, multi color spacers and copper.
Maybe not a pure Wa handle, I beveled the top and bottom of the front about 12 degrees. This one has a twin that I beveled the front on all 4 sides, both feel better than a pure straight run to the "face"... my Japanese glossary ain't on this computer.
Made a hunter for christmas. Böhler N690 steel, red stabilized poplar burl with black liners and bronze pins. 800grit hand rubbed satin on a flat ground blade.
Please tell me what that is? What is the wood for the handle?
Sure, it’s a woodworkers adze for hollowing out bowls and chair seats. The wood is actually some nice figured hickory treated with blo and then a coat of homemade Lin-wax. It’s a linseed-turpentine-beeswax mix
Do you make hammers?
Got some work lined up. Should be producing some finished knives this week.
Yes we do. I’ll post some later we just had come out of the shop. I’m upgrading my membership back up to knifemaker tonight as well
I am delving into my first knives this week. Starting out with just stock removal on 3/16" 1084. If I get them done in time and I'm happy enough with how they turn out they'll be for Christmas presents.
So far I've got the bar stock cut out and shaped into blanks. Starting in on grinding the bevels tonight.
I actually only need 3 for presents but had enough steel to do a 4th for practice or myself or whatever. So far I'm not very happy with the second one in from the left so that's likely the odd one out. We'll see what happens tonight.
With the wife getting a new job and working weird hours I've been doing more parenting and less knife making. Plan on buying a heat treat oven the first of the year so I can heat treat then finish this guy.
working on a radius bolster slip joint
Just got a little blade from Mikheal Eklund and a bunch of woods from Northwest Imperial Hardwoods
recent work, enjoying the end of the semester break.
I've just gotten through my Christmas rush. This 10" chef I'm particularly happy with. "D" ground (thanks Warren). Full distal taper starting at.083". Wearing my own dyed and stabilized maple. aeb-l @61.5rc. it weighs just 8.58oz. the other two are AEB-L be @60 rc.
I made a sheath for a mini-kwaiken using just Neets Foot oil. The customer asked for plain and will add Bag Kote. I hadn't heard of Bag Kote before and want to try it out.
Built this light weight, high power sander. VFD 3 HP, total machine weight 52.5 pounds ready to grind. Had been working on testing the frame and motor for most of 2017 then finally put the pieces all in one machine and this is what happened. Belt speeds over 7K sfpm with excess power at all belt speeds. So far it is dubbed the Heretic H1. The name is because it goes against all that was generally accepted about sander design. Everyone said it would not work, I was wasting my time. It does work extremely well. I need to find someone to do some head to head testing against their machine to see how that goes.
A little sheath work tonight
Done with orders for the year!