Our first Knifemaking tool from KnifeMakerTraining!

Discussion in 'Ed Caffrey, MS "The Montana Bladesmith"' started by EdCaffreyMS, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Everyone who's been to my shop for a class has asked me about this, wanting to know where they could get one (or more). For a long time I've made my own "sanding sticks", but because of the time and effort involved in making them, it was never feasible to offer then for sale.

    All that has changed! Tim did a couple of 3D printed ones, and after tweaking the material and design, I'm loving it! Tim made me this prototype, and I've hand finished about 1/2 dozen blades with it. I actually like this one better than the aluminum version I've used for years!
    OK, all that being said, we will soon be offering these for sale on KnifeMakerTraining.com! Tim and I also made a video explaining it, and showing it's use. Look for it within the next few days!

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  2. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    I just spoke with Tim..... The initial price is going to be $24.99, which will INCLUDE Priority Mail Flat rate shipping. Over time, prices may fluctuate, depending on the cost of materials.

    As soon as Tim has the first batch done, he'll post them, along with purchasing options/payment methods on KnifeMakerTraing.com
     
  3. Justin Presson

    Justin Presson Well-Known Member

    Ed thats pretty neat. How durable is that stuff and is there much flex?
     
  4. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    If there is any flex, I can't tell it..... and as Tim said in the video, I'm pretty "heavy handed" when using it. So far I've hand sanded 1/2 dozen blades with one, and I like it MUCH better than the aluminum I was using. It seems to sand more rapidly than the aluminum, and the best way I can describe is that it seems to slightly "grip" the paper backing. From that I would say it's go just enough "give", but not too much.
     
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