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Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by WillSwift, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Cushing H.

    Cushing H. Gold Member Gold Member

    436
    Jun 3, 2019
    What happened???
     
  2. DanF

    DanF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    508
    Apr 17, 2017
    New user of disc sanders, too much gap between table and disc. Glad it was a wood scale and not a piece of steel!
     
  3. A.McPherson

    A.McPherson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2012
    Ouch!!! Buffer mishap? Grinder pinch? Overly aggressive hamster?
     
  4. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    sorry ! :(
     
  5. Storm W

    Storm W

    266
    Feb 19, 2019
    You kinda are obligated to tell the story. This is a request if that's what you are waiting on.
     
  6. DanF

    DanF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    508
    Apr 17, 2017
    See post #9122 above. Not much else I can add other than, "dang, that happened fast!".
     
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  7. Natlek

    Natlek

    Jun 9, 2015
    Are rest tool on your disk sander grinded like chisel from bottom side where I draw that red line ?
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  8. DanF

    DanF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    508
    Apr 17, 2017
    Yes, it is as you have drawn. I simply did not have the rest close enough to the disk and when the scale's thickness matched the gap, it bit me. lesson learned for sure!
     
  9. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    I use a disc A LOT. Not sure where my table is. Hope all is healing well.
     
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  10. jwccustom57

    jwccustom57 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    391
    Apr 13, 2017
    Next up a pretty big 14" recurve fighter style in 52100 with stainless/brass guard and padauk with wenge frame handle. The clip is near sharp. It's coming together but a long ways to go.

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  11. Maelstrom78

    Maelstrom78

    Sep 21, 2013
    Loving using locktite 324. Speedy which is great for a guy like me who steals an hour here and there for knife making.
     
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  12. Carterwhopkins

    Carterwhopkins KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    189
    Dec 12, 2012
    Wow, sorry to hear about your accident...it strikes close to home.

    I use a 12" Jet disc sander daily, I have never been hurt, but I have had a rag and several work pieces go through that gap....it can be a seriously dangerous machine. In my shop it is #3 after a bandsaw with a 1" carbide resaw blade and a buffer....actually, the sander is probably more dangerous than the buffer, but my concentration level is a little higher with the buffer.
     
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  13. Alex Topfer

    Alex Topfer

    148
    May 1, 2019
    I'm working on a little 2.5mm thick, 8cm blade paring knife, and i'm wondering if it needs a distal taper? It seems unnecessary to me, the balance point will be in the handle and it's thin, but I'm not sure. Any advice?
     
  14. mknife

    mknife KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    520
    Jul 3, 2006
    Dan, really sorry! I hope you recover well and quickly!
     
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  15. Natlek

    Natlek

    Jun 9, 2015
    Can you imagine this ? I have a friend who has some automatic machines / I don t know name of that things / which can make large series of small steel parts from max. 16mm Dia steel rods ...say tings like pivot for folder knife .Once you make set up they will make thousands .....he give to me lot of different size rods from 304 stainless , most are left over long about 4 inch .... how in the name of God I pick up wrong one ????? I check all of them and all rods are stainless , except this one ?? And I used that one as pin which is some carbon tool steel for bolster on this knife ???? Lucky me :D Now what ? Pin was pinned , have lot of notch ...hole for pin in bolster is heavily tapered and glued .............:mad:
    When I glue scale I use long pins , when the epoxy dries I use hammer and they go out .Then I shape handle as I want , make some taper in hole on scale where pins go and then I pinned them ......
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    Little more sanding on handle and I was done ......with rusty pin !
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    PS . Carbon scale are made with phenolic resin...when wet they are like Micarta ...not like plastic . I like them !
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2019
  16. Brian Stucker

    Brian Stucker Gold Member Gold Member

    106
    Apr 20, 2016
    I ran water to my shop and put in a mini hot water heater.
     

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  17. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    I prefer to sand thin things in the horizontal position.

    I made my grinder able to grind vertical and horizontal positions.

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  18. Coy Ranch

    Coy Ranch

    56
    Aug 23, 2017

    You can send that to me and never think about it again!
     
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  19. Scaniaman

    Scaniaman

    69
    Jun 15, 2012
    WIP

    Got some time yesterday to shape handle and guard on this blade. Redwood burl taken to 800 grit and then treated with an organic oilwax. Yet to dry properly and get a light buffing. The photo doesn't really do the wood justice, IRL the burl pattern almost looks three dimensional. This is the best part of knifemaking, when you put that oil on the wood and the pattern comes out after all that work?


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  20. Alex Topfer

    Alex Topfer

    148
    May 1, 2019
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    Chefs knife
    The handle is beefwood. I'm really impressed by it, it almost looks woven.
    Blade is pretty bog standard W2 ~62rc
     

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