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

  1. Justin W

    Justin W

    46
    Jul 30, 2019
    Nice hamon!
     
  2. HSC ///

    HSC ///

    Nov 7, 2012
    Wabacho freestyle tall heel
    Hitachi white core and stainless
    Cork belt high polish finish
    Marblewood frame handle
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  3. John Cahoon

    John Cahoon JWC Custom Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    867
    Apr 13, 2017
    Here's a new smallish Nessmuk just finished up. 80CRV2 with Padauk and Wenge, with yellow G10 accents. Still needs some final touchup/polishing and sharpening. Seems to me that Padauk/Wenge goes together like ice cream and apple pie! 20-35 1.jpg 20-35 2.jpg 20-35 3.jpg
     
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  4. Cushing H.

    Cushing H. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2019
    John ... I’ve used wenge a couple times..
    And I note it is really porous (but it DOES look great).. how do you deal with the pores?
     
  5. John Cahoon

    John Cahoon JWC Custom Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    867
    Apr 13, 2017
    Hi Cush, Normally I'd follow the recommendation from here to wet sand to a slurry from about 320 on up but with two colors it migrates from one to the other (especially the red onto black). So on this one I'm just dry sanding to 1200/2000 grit and oiling the heck out of it then the usual wax and buff. I didn't try taping them off and sanding in 3 operations, has anyone tried that?
     
  6. bike4fun919

    bike4fun919

    573
    May 5, 2014
  7. Cushing H.

    Cushing H. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2019
    John ... what oil? Tru oil perhaps?
     
  8. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 9, 2011
    Grinding! 61-62 RC Nitro-V and Beta Ti, both are relatively hard on the ceramic belts

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  9. FredyCro

    FredyCro Basic Member Basic Member

    650
    Jan 11, 2019
    I forgot how A blackwood is a b* to grind. Any tips there? Will zyrconium belt do a better job then an AO belt? Ceramics?
     
  10. Cushing H.

    Cushing H. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2019
    very coarse belt (like 60 or 36) to do rough shaping, then go very slow and use sharp belts to refine surface up to finer grits.
     
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  11. A.McPherson

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

    Jan 27, 2012
    Japanese hacksaw rasp. Eats hard woods like nobody's business and leaves a nice-ish finish.

    https://www.rockler.com/japanese-saw-rasp

    Like this!
     
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  12. Hubert S.

    Hubert S. Gold Member Gold Member

    753
    Dec 14, 2019
    Those are great! I have one with a straight handle that has a coarse and fine side.
     
  13. JamesBro

    JamesBro Gold Member Gold Member

    156
    Aug 21, 2012
    Looks like a Bondo rasp, which I have somewhere, which I will have to try.
     
  14. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    That hamon is unbelievable! I'd love to hear about the material and process.
     
  15. Natlek

    Natlek

    Jun 9, 2015
    I haven't make a knife in a long time...................:)
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  16. FredyCro

    FredyCro Basic Member Basic Member

    650
    Jan 11, 2019
    Yeah, it was just a worn belt. Fresh 60 ripped through it :)

    Those look nice and handy for bigger projects. Another thing to buy...
     
  17. PEU

    PEU Gaucho Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    940
    Aug 6, 2006
    Chinese cleaver, O2 K720 steel, 2mm/0.08" thickness, 180mm/7" length 100mm/4" wide. Ebony Macassar and paper micarta handle with 3 corby bolts. Last minute Kintsugi repair with CA and golden powder.

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  18. Storm W

    Storm W

    627
    Feb 19, 2019
    Don't use your ceramic belts. They are I think what they call closed grit and you want something like zirconia or AO belts that are open and don't clog as bad. Use a belt cleaner frequently.
     
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  19. ISKski

    ISKski Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2011
    forged 80crv2 and curly eucalyptus

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  20. Natlek

    Natlek

    Jun 9, 2015
    I like it , but what the hell is this :eek:
     

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