What's going on in your shop?

Discussion in 'Knife Maker Shop Talk' started by Justin Presson, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

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    Here's the air set-up. It does not blow on the blades but move a column of air up the middle.I might make an inverted cone to blow on the blades themselves. The fan is 3000 cfm and moves a bunch of air. because it is hitting the hub/spokes the air does turn the rim...not sure if that is a plus or minus yet.
     
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  2. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Working on a few...... lots of damascus and a variety of woods....
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  3. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    Those are beautiful Ed. I can't wait to see them finished.
     
  4. Johan Nel

    Johan Nel Well-Known Member

    Wow! Those are beautiful.
     
  5. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    All beautiful! Is the lower left Claro walnut?
     
  6. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Good eye! It is.

    There's also Koa, Macadamia, Ironwood, and Maple Burl.
     
  7. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    Each wood choice there is amazing! I have a love for claro and curly maple so I gravitate towards those. I have some huge stock blanks out of old Claro...still not a good enough maker to cut into them...lol. Someday..
     
  8. Justin Presson

    Justin Presson Well-Known Member

    Nice spread you are working on Ed.


    I have not had a tone of shop time lately but my work is slowing down and I will be burning vacation time in the next two months.

    I sent out a batch of stainless to Peters that should be back any day now and I also working on the biggest knife I have ever made a cross between a chopper and machete in cpm 3v.

    https://i.imgur.com/9SnH4EJ.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/06a8L3K.jpg
     
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  9. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    Justin...you have a good eye for lines! There is not a knife there I wouldn't want...
     
  10. Gliden07

    Gliden07 Well-Known Member

    Wow Ed beautiful!! What do you use to finish the scales off?? I've been using Tru-Oil.
     
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  11. Justin Presson

    Justin Presson Well-Known Member

    Thank you Sir! I try to make them flow nice and still be functional.
     
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  12. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    For the Macadamia and Koa, they will get 10-15 coats of Tru-Oil. The ironwood to 1200 grit, then a light buff, and waxed. The lone maple burl is stabilized, so it's easy.....take it to 600-800, buff with pink no-scratch, and a coat of wax.
    I'm only at the third coat of Tru-oil, so there'e at least a couple more days to get them where I wanna be.
     
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  13. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    Working on my second attempt at bolsters.
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  14. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    That'll be a beauty! LOVE those scales!!

    Did you do a nice big chamfer on the pin holes? Can't really tell from the pic.

    Nice Job!
     
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  15. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    Thanks Ted. The chamfer is pretty small. On my first attempt is was a large chamfer and it didn't go so well. On the advise of another maker I used this.
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    A 2/0 tapered reamer.
     
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  16. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    Halfway from each side?(through each piece from outside direction) Else how do you get the "lock"?
     
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  17. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    I've been working on handle designs (for probably too long). This one I like...it's dainty where you need to choke up for fine work and still meaty enough at the end to feel more substantial than a small pen knife. It has a subtle concave from end to end which I think looks nice but not too thrilled on how much "fun" grinding in the mosaics are...
    Blade is unhardened/unsharp...needed to see handle on metal...lol.
    Once again sorry for photo quality...
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  18. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    Some color options... DSC01359.JPG
    Oh yeah...that failed etching attempt was the second try with a battery charger...the other side is even worse...lol.
     
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  19. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    4 or 5 turns on each hole was the advice I was given. The pins were still tight but you could see a ring around the top of the hole.
     
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  20. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    Wonder if a little heat would help?
     
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