Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
- Mar 10, 2013
been spending so much time getting the house and yard ready for winter, so it was nice to get at the grinder for a bit today. Soon I'll have some items for the oven!
started grinding this titanium machete today from Mecha but it is slow going. I'll be happy if it's all profiled out tomorrow
thanks and thanks! Super stoked on this one- gonna be spending a lot of time clearing trails this winter, and the low weight and non corroding factor will be a game changer. I love my PD1 trail sword, but it's pretty hefty and rusts instantaneouslyLorien that's a great shape. It uses almost the entire billet and should take great advantage of the ti's properties. It'll be a wicked bush blade.
Looking good! I've found the best way to grind zirc or ti is under a lot of coolant with slow enough belt speed to not throw sparks... It still goes pretty quickly this way though with sharp belts!I turned a fair amount of titanium into dust today. It's pretty slow going, trying to keep the sparks to a minimum because I love having a house and living in it