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  1. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    Listings are live on the "For Sale" page if anyone is interested. Thanks again!!
  2. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut Frame Locks (2) *SOLD OUT*

    **All have been sold** Finally finished the small batch of frame locks I have been working on. If you aren't familiar with them, I have a build thread over in the "Knifemakers Discussion Forums" section. There are 6 total for sale. 3 of them have the MagnaCut blades and the other 3 are O1 tool...
  3. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut/O1 Frame Locks (1) *SOLD OUT*

    Finally finished the small batch of frame locks I have been working on. If you aren't familiar with them, I have a build thread over in the "Knifemakers Discussion Forums" section. There are 6 total for sale. 3 of them have the MagnaCut blades and the other 3 are O1 tool steel blades. All the...
  4. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    Here's the last 3 (all of these are MagnaCut)
  5. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    I have finally finished up the small batch run. Overall I am happy with how these turned out. This was the first time I have made a small batch like this, can't say I'll do it again anytime soon! Also the first time working with a stainless steel, probably will do more in the future, once I have...
  6. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    Thank you! That means a lot!
  7. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    Next step was to sharpen up the blade. Everyone has their own methods to do this. I use my Wicked Edge so that I can get consistent angles on both sides. The four that I have been finishing up were sharpened to 18 degrees per side. Next step was to anodize the hardware. To do this, I use an...
  8. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    Once the lockup was dialed in, I chamfered the sharp edge of the lockface to keep it from digging into the lockbar. Then it was time to grind the bevels. Going slow and dunking between each pass, finally got them done. I brought the bevels up to a 400 grit finish, but they were...
  9. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    I inspected all the blades more carefully over the weekend and it looks like there is only 3 that are warped. So I had 4 to play around with while I waited for the carbide hammer. First order of business was the get the edges of the blade up to a 400 grit finish. This was accomplished with...
  10. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    Gotcha! That makes sense.
  11. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    Def will. Gonna try to do them closer to the edge so I can remove them when I grind the bevels. Thanks for the suggestion!
  12. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    Just bought a carbide peening hammer from KHDaily Knives. After reading some of the forum posts (and suggestion from REK Knives) on this method and talking with Kyle, I think this is my best option right now. Gonna take a few days to get the hammer to me, but looking forward to trying it out...
  13. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    I agree, the degree of flatness leaves something to be desired from an SGA. Does the hammer leave divots that need to be ground out? I am about .005-6 over final thickness, so anymore grinding makes me nervous.
  14. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    Byington Blades. They are in California, I'll call once they open and see. The Rockwell was supposed to be around 64, the paper they sent me is confusing, so I want to clarify that as well.
  15. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    So I got the blades in yesterday. Very disappointed, all 7 are warped to some degree. I assembled the knives and the blades aren't centered. Placed them on my granite surface plate and there is some wobble in them. I'm gonna try to clamp them to overcompensate for the warps and re-temper...
  16. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    Just got the tracking info. Blades should be here by the end of the week! So hopefully more content on Monday!
  17. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    Then it was time to soften up the edges of the scales so there aren't any sharp 90 degree angles. To do this I use my scotchbrite wheel on my bench grinder and at about a 45 degree angle, I just soften up all the inside and outside edges. Then I released the lock bar. I placed the scale...
  18. JRB Blades

    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    Next up is to trim the pivot and stop pin and get them to their final length. I place the pivot in the knife and assemble it with my scrap piece of 1/8" steel to represent the blade. Then I take my digital calipers and measure how much it is sticking above my handle scale. In this instance it...
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    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    Now it's time to contour the scales. I start out by putting Dykem on the edges of my scales. Then, using the height gauge, I scribe a line .065" from the outside edge to give me a line to grind to. To do the coutnouring, I use a pair of 1-2-3 blocks and superglue each line to the blocks. Making...
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    Small Batch Run of MagnaCut frame locks

    Next. I need to relieve the liners in the area of the lockbar to make unlocking the blade easier and to provide some relief from the hard edges while unlocking the knife. I place my grinder in the horizontal position and use one of the contact wheel on the bottom of my platten to do this...
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