Warhead Blade Carving WIP

Discussion in 'Rick Haney Design Knives' started by Rick Haney Design, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    Ok,I've been ask to do a blade carving WIP.Well here I go!:D

    This is my Warhead design.The blade is a plank canvas.;)
     

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  2. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    I begin by applying Dykem on the flats & edge.


    I then use spray adhesive to stick my CAD drawing to the blade on one side.
    Now I have guide lines to carve from.:D
     

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  3. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    Now the carving begins.I start with a foredom flexshaft w/ 1/2" diameter cross cut carbide bur to rough cut my bevel lines.

    I cut my depth by eye,I continue to refine my line boundries.

    Once my boundry lines are at the depth I need,I remove alot of material within my established lines.:D
     

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  4. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    Here You can see the lines being defined.


    Now the roughing in the bevel is complete.

    Stay tuned,I will show the progression to mounted stones to expanded drums.;)
     

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  5. Curtiss Knives

    Curtiss Knives KD Founding Member #1, Knifemaker

    You are a wild man! 2thumbs
     
  6. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    Insane maybe?:D
     
  7. JAWilliams

    JAWilliams KNIFEMAKER

    Keep the pics coming.2thumbs
     
  8. Josh Dabney

    Josh Dabney Moderator

    Rick,
    That is just Totally AWESOME ! I was assuming that your blades were the result of CNC programming skills but this just bumps it from awesome to totally insane ! Thanks for doing a WIP on your process of carving it is appreciated.

    -Josh
     
  9. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    Have more WIP pics coming today.

    Josh,Thanks!I wish I had a 5 axis CNC!The sky would be the limit!:D
     
  10. RAGUEL3

    RAGUEL3 Well-Known Member

    Color me impressed bud. I too thought it was mill expertise for years..
     
  11. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

  12. RAGUEL3

    RAGUEL3 Well-Known Member

    More Pix, More Pix, More Pix :)
     
  13. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    Ok,After I rough in the bevel I now refine the taper & thickness of the bevel.
    I constantly check my edge scribe lines throughout the process,I move to a mounted stone.Mounted stone tends to bounce a little leaving ripples on the bevel surface,I use a expanded drum more now after rough stage.I use 120 grit till I get the thiness at the edge close.Then 240 grit drum to further smooth out the ripples at this stage,Concentrating on how much material is remaining keeping in mind my finished thickness & cross section.As I near my desired finish thickness I use a jewelry sanding stick with old 80 grit belt I rip in half.Then change to 120,240.I'll post a few more finishing pics when I have them surface ground.Stay Tuned.:D
     

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  14. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    Smoothing out the bevels with good ol elbow grease.:D
     

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  15. RAGUEL3

    RAGUEL3 Well-Known Member

    Very cool,.. I'll bet the Foredom,and Dremel folks love the hell outta you,lol.
     
  16. Curt Wommack

    Curt Wommack Well-Known Member

    Hey Rick,

    This tutorial is AWESOME! I have often wondered how you do what you do. Nice work!

    keeparockin!
     
  17. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    Raguel3,Actually I've had the same flexshaft for 13 years.I've replaced the graphite contacts twice,They build um to last many years.I've seen some work 30 years before you service the armature.Every knifemaker should have at least one flexshaft in their shop.

    Curt,Thanks.Just wanted to show how I roll!:)
     
  18. RAGUEL3

    RAGUEL3 Well-Known Member

    Very cool... my Pal, Merlin the Maker has a foredom in the shop, uses it for carving his art blades on custom autos,.. he says hes never had to buy another set of parts since he got it in 94.
    Foredom is one of those" you get what you pay for ' instances where its a good thing.
     
  19. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    Raquel3,Merlin the Maker carves his blade too.Cool.2thumbs
     
  20. Eric Draven

    Eric Draven Guest

    Thats Badass RIck. Great Job.

    Ad you all are right on the Foredom tool, best purchase I ever made.
     

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