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Photo Pictorial "How I Make a Knife"

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Joe McNeely Custom Blades, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Joe McNeely Custom Blades

    Joe McNeely Custom Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    99
    Feb 24, 2019
    I created this pictorial on how I make a knife a few years ago and posted it in several groups. I just thought some of the beginning makers would like to see the different ways of making knives. I shape all my blades with files and sandpaper, and finish them by hand. I am anal about a grinder or buffer touching my blades after heat treat. I have worn many hats in my years and one was as a product engineer for Howmet Corp. I learned a lot about alloy steel and also got to know a lot of the engineers at Crucible. (makers of the CPM154 steel I use exclusively, unless a customer absolutely wants something else) Their chemistry for the CPM154 has not changed from the first batch to the last one enough for anyone outside of Crucible to measure I strive for absolute consistency with my blades, as does Crucible with their steel. This is a six part pictorial and there are six zipped files. If anyone is interested contact me, give me your email address and I will be happy to send all six files. They are too large to upload here.
     
  2. Michael.Drinkwine

    Michael.Drinkwine KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    91
    Apr 17, 2015
    Joe, I've followed your work for years and have always admired your work, especially your curved bolster fitting. I would love to benefit from your insights, thank you for sharing!
     
  3. Joe McNeely Custom Blades

    Joe McNeely Custom Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    99
    Feb 24, 2019
    my email address is: [email protected] If you will send me your email address, I will be happy to send the files to you. I am flattered you have followed me. Thank you
     
  4. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Email me the files and I will post them here for you.
     
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  5. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    Following this with interest.
     
  6. StoneAndSteel

    StoneAndSteel Gold Member Gold Member

    109
    Feb 24, 2019
    You do some beautiful work, sir. Email sent
     
  7. Joe McNeely Custom Blades

    Joe McNeely Custom Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    99
    Feb 24, 2019
    Thank you sir. If you don't receive the email soon, let me know. I had three request's at once and am fairly sure I got them all.
     
  8. TDPurcell

    TDPurcell KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    52
    Aug 8, 2011
    Thanks Joe. I appreciate the files.
     
  9. Maelstrom78

    Maelstrom78

    Sep 21, 2013
    I would like to see them as well. Sending to Stacy so he can post him if you would like would make it easier for people and then you would not have to do it individually.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  10. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Sent you a message.

    Seeing how makers work is always helpful.
     
  11. Joe McNeely Custom Blades

    Joe McNeely Custom Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    99
    Feb 24, 2019
    My pleasure
    Thank you
     
  12. Howard1

    Howard1

    168
    Jan 16, 2017
    If you could include me in the mailing I would greatly appreciate it. I have sent you an e-mail
     
  13. Joe McNeely Custom Blades

    Joe McNeely Custom Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    99
    Feb 24, 2019
    I always learn something from everyone. The day I quit learning is the day I need to retire.
    Done, I hope you get some use from them.
     
  14. robwil

    robwil

    28
    Aug 18, 2007
    Joe, I would very much appreciate receiving your photos as well. Bob Wilson [email protected]
     
  15. Joe McNeely Custom Blades

    Joe McNeely Custom Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    99
    Feb 24, 2019
    Hello Bob. The files have been sent. Let me know if I can be of any help.
     
  16. golfer1

    golfer1

    357
    Nov 24, 2016
    I am certain there is much to be learned by your offering. If you would include me, I would be most grateful. [email protected]
     
  17. Joe McNeely Custom Blades

    Joe McNeely Custom Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    99
    Feb 24, 2019
    They are on the way
     
  18. KOTJMF

    KOTJMF

    11
    May 4, 2011
    Joe, I'll take any opportunity I can to learn from an experienced maker. Would love a copy of your photos to [email protected]. Thanks!
     
  19. Bltien

    Bltien

    61
    Feb 1, 2017
  20. coldsteelburns

    coldsteelburns

    Aug 2, 2010
    I'm always interested in seeing other maker's methods, tools, and techniques, so I'd like to take a look :thumbsup:

    [email protected]

    Thanks :)

    ~Paul
    My Youtube Channel
    ... (Just some older videos of some knives I've made in the past)
     

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