I admire you for sticking with it. I probably would have burnt the shop down by now.I knew going in a making dual action liner lock would be hard.
It is stupidly hard.
Here are some of my failures. If you learn from failure, I am closing on my Masters degree.
In fairness, each of these fails did teach me something.
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I switched to Titanium liners. I just didn't like how the 410ss (not hardened) was bending. I just got in some thicker 430ss I will use (maybe) next time when I have hardened it.
I made another sear switch. Tweaked the hardened spring (which came out decent using 8670), added a stronger spring under the sear switch arm, shortened the arm and did a bunch of other stuff. If you look at the switch below, I used screws to hold the sear switch pivot in place since you can't solder Ti. Most of the day is put it together, identify an issue, fix it, reassemble, cuss, new issue, repeat.
Chuck Gedratis sent me pics of one of his for reference and positive vibes. Thanks Chuck.
He used the term "money click".
I finally heard one today.
Still lot's to do. I have to move the switch completely. I didn't leave enough room at the top to hide it under a scale. Basically, I will modify the drawing, make new pattern templates and start from scratch but I'm closing in on it.
Pretty sweet there, boss dog. Pretty sweet.I bent the spring a touch more, filed the detent flat and relieved the lock spring to reduce friction. Opens and closes like money.
I'll start a new one now after I make some tweaks to where everything lays out so I can get it hidden under a scale. I'll use this one for a reference.
Scale material is usually always too thick. Tried a couple of different ways to thin it down. 4X36 sander is too slow. Had a planer that attached to a drill press. It worked ok but made a mess and you had to be careful with your fingers. So last night I epoxied two pieces of corian together and made a jig. A couple of small pieces of double sided carpet tape and I’m in business. Using a 60 grit disk on my 9” disk sander and it works great.
Finished this one up today and made a sheath. It’s a little larger than I usually make. 9 and 1/4” overall with a 5” blade.
Do you do a straight v edge or appleseed it?