Discussion in 'Rick Haney Design Knives' started by Curtiss Knives, Aug 23, 2009.
Welcome to Knife Dogs!!!
Hey Rick> Welcome to you as well and congrats. Good to see you here too and thanks for coming by my forum to say howdy.
Steve,It's about being friends here & being fellow knifemakers!
Rick, Just to say welcome neighbor, look forward to seeing ya around.
Todd,Thanks my friend.
Congrats on the forum.
Mo,Thanks.This is going to be fun!
Glad to see you here. This could be fun.
Hey I have always admired your designs and finished knives. I have always wondered how you make the knives. Your screen name is Rick Haney Design, does that mean you design knives for other people/companys or just for yourself? Do you make your own knives? If so you must have some good machines. I envy you to have the CAD skills.
Bruce,Thanks for your kind words.I've admired your talents for a few years now.I think You are referring on how I make my blades?I hand carve the bevels with a flexshaft and various carbide bits,I think that's what You are talking about.
My screen name is my company name,I've designed high end jewelry for 15 years.I also created the master wax patterns for manufacturing,Knife design is my passion.I'm not currently designing for anyone or companies.Like too!
Yes,I make my knives in my Garage/Shop here in Chatt-Town.
Bruce,All I have as far as equipment is two drill presses,HF cheapo bandsaw,Saved up & bought a Dozier grinder & two flexshafts at my jewelry benches.That's all for now.A knee mill would be nice!
Bruce,I was loaned the CAD software from David@GLWJ about a year ago,I pushed myself for 6 months to draw my folders accurately.It has helped my design creativity tremendously!If I can learn it,I know You can!2thumbs
I envisioned a shop full of CNC machines from the looks of your finished knives. There is more going on than just well done blades. You do have a passion for this.
I also have a copy of the same software. I think you should do a tutorial here on how to use it for a simple folder. I know a few things but need to know how to layer and see what the blade does as it pivots and stops. I can draw fixed blades (although easier with a pencil) and copy them off on paper but thats about the extent. Folders are a different matter.
Bruce,I'm not by any means a CAD expert.But I can do a CAD tutorial here to help anyone interested in learning a new skill,Cad has helped me leap forward design wise.:Like riding a bike,Learn enough to do what You want to.I'll start a tutorial next week.
whats up rick, and thanks for sayin hi .well be talkin bother!
Hey Mr Rick, hows things in your corner of the woods?
Thanks Rick! Looking forward to it.
Alex,Nothing but the rent!Looking forward to talking with You more.
Reguel3,Hey Bro!Just havin fun here.
Bruce,Love to show more makers the benefits of designing on CAD.
Welcome & thanks for the welcome also. Congrats on the bali in Blade. Always nice to see those knives in print for the world to see. I'm workin' my way thru everyones forums & pics, it's gonna take awhile.
Brad,Thanks Sir.You & Peter's HT here on Knifedogs is a great resource for all of us!2thumbs
Working on my next batch of folder blades to send to You.
ricks how is going in chata choo choo?
Alex,I'm doing fine in Chatt-Town!How You doing?I'm going to have to make a trip to your shop sometime.
no problem i am takeing care of my dad for the next month after that should be ok to come on up. what kind of cad software are you useing? i am useing autocad lite and just start learning 3 d on bob cad and lovin it.
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