Filing Jig

Discussion in 'Knife Dogs Main Forum' started by Gliden07, May 29, 2017.

  1. Gliden07

    Gliden07 Well-Known Member

    Filing Jig and the 1 brick forge I'm working on.
     

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  2. opaul

    opaul Well-Known Member

    How does the filing jig work. I've seen the ones of angle Iron but not one like this. Thanks
     
  3. Gliden07

    Gliden07 Well-Known Member

    I really tried to write how this would work but a picture is worth a thousand words or in this case a video!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9iNDRwwBQQ

    I still need to add hardware, and I want to come up with some kind of roller for the plunge line stop bolt so the plunge doesn't move as I file the blade bevel. Check out the video it is very informative. I had most of the stuff laying around except for the file. So it is gonna cost about $15 complete with the file.

    Hope this isn't against the rules? If it is please remove the link.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2017
  4. Kevin Zito

    Kevin Zito KNIFE MAKER

    This is fantastic! Thank you sir!


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  5. Gliden07

    Gliden07 Well-Known Member

    You got it!! I am going to put the finishing touches on mine tonight!!
     
  6. Gliden07

    Gliden07 Well-Known Member

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    Here is my finished filing jig. All I need to do is prepare the File. This consists of rounding off the edge of the file to prevent a square plunge line. I taped the file as is to the rod just to try. It works very good beautiful plunge!! The second pic is a spacer I put on the 1/4 20 screw so the file rolls instead of digging into the screw and changing where the plunge line starts.
     
  7. Justin Presson

    Justin Presson Well-Known Member

    Looks good, I built one like that and made some knives with it. I like the idea of the spacer.
     
  8. opaul

    opaul Well-Known Member

    lets see those plunge lines! thanks
     
  9. Gliden07

    Gliden07 Well-Known Member

    I will on the next knife. I tried it out on a piece of mild steel angle iron. Next one I will post picks of! Gonna do a hunting knife about 10 inches or so. Similar drop point with at least one finger groove and Red Oak scales with brass pins.
     
  10. BGravitt

    BGravitt New Member

    I am a wanna be and have made a jig and I am currently working on a knife. Great idea with the rollers. What about angle? I've read a ton about how the bevel angle, there's a lot of opinions on either side of that topic. Do any of you that use this guide method worry abou angle?
     
  11. Gliden07

    Gliden07 Well-Known Member

    I just started to file my second blade on this jig. It works great! Couple things I have noticed. The roller works GREAT! Problem you have to watch is when you try and do a long stroke on the file near the plunge, the front of the file is tapered the plunge started to move a little. I caught it quick enough and will be able to fix it with the choil. I just followed the video an put the primary bevel in first and then lowering the eyebolt about 10 turns , then draw parallel lines with a Sharpie to use as a visual guide as I file to keep the bevel as even as I can.
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    These are a couple rough pics of my project.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2017
  12. Entropy762

    Entropy762 Well-Known Member

    Looks good so far. Maybe a pillar file will help to get the plunge lines started. A pillar file is parallel along the sides.

    Jake
     
  13. Kevin Zito

    Kevin Zito KNIFE MAKER

    Thanks for this tip. Who makes the best files? Is there a standard?


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