1. Despite 2020 presenting more than its share of challenges, I'm thankful for all of you, and the community you guys have created. Hope that your homes are full of happiness, your fridge well stocked with leftovers, and your homes warm & loving.

What's going on in your shop? Show us whats going on, and talk a bit about your work!

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by WillSwift, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Cushing H.

    Cushing H. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2019
    Dan - do you use a PID, or just the integral temperature control?
     
  2. DanF

    DanF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    730
    Apr 17, 2017
    Integral with up to two thermometers to verify
     
  3. Cushing H.

    Cushing H. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2019
    . Thanks. Makes me feel better about my prospects...
     
  4. David Schott

    David Schott

    Sep 27, 2004
    Acquired some grail level olllld rag micarta that is like a green rainbow. I've never seen anything like it! It looks like complex dyed burl when I polished up a tiny piece. I have enough for two folding knives, 4 if I attempt to split it (the pieces I have are .4 thick.) I also have a pretty good lead on potentially more.

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  5. Scaniaman

    Scaniaman

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    Jun 15, 2012
    Also don't forget about normal household ovens. Mine stays within 1 degree celcius of set temp. You can fit more stuff, and save space in total.
     
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  6. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
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  7. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    I'm building a surface grinder attachment for my Ameribrade Fastback.
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  8. Cliff Carter Knives

    Cliff Carter Knives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    361
    May 30, 2011
    Pre HT. Will heighten the swedge and the primary bevels post HT
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  9. Cushing H.

    Cushing H. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2019
    My new mini mill arrived today from Little Machine Shop.
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    Now I just need to get it off the pallet, inside, down the (carpeted) basement stairs (the table is coated with oil), and lifted onto my work bench.

    MY back is not the best, recently hurt my shoulder, the thing weighs 120 pounds.

    What could go wrong?
     
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  10. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Aren't basements awesome?!:D I'm glad my mill wouldn't fit down the stairs;)

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    Got the shading done, almost forgot to hide my initials in there...lol.
     
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  11. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Technically, these pics are in the bedroom because I'm watching TV while slapping this back together:D

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  12. A.McPherson

    A.McPherson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2012
    That's pretty cool!
     
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  13. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    I got all the milling done on my mag chuck. I'm hoping to get it all drilled and tapped and mounted to the steel bed today. Also want to get the magnets epoxied in as well. Just for fun I stamped my makers mark into the billet.
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  14. Scaniaman

    Scaniaman

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    Jun 15, 2012
    Finished up this blade for a 220 mm gyuto. Light and thin.
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    Also made this electrical thingy with a cam-switch so the buff/strop motor gets to share VFD with the disc grinder.
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  15. pafka

    pafka

    115
    Sep 12, 2007
    This is my first attempt at acid etch + stonewash finish. Lots of room for improvement, I'm learning a lot.

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  16. Cliff Carter Knives

    Cliff Carter Knives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    361
    May 30, 2011
    Heat Treated and ground out. Handle work next!
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  17. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    What kind of disk grinder is that?
     
  18. Scaniaman

    Scaniaman

    479
    Jun 15, 2012
    It is a swedish made machine, by manufacturer Ejca, model SP 12. As far as I know the only 300 mm 3-phase disc sander made in Europe still. Has 1 hp motor. Cast iron throughout except for the aluminium disc.
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    But in retrospect I wish I bought a 400 mm one.
     
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  19. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    Cool machine!
    Isn't the sandpaper very expensive it that size?
    Do you put it on with glue or velcro?

    I've been looking in to a disksander in stead of a "real" belt grinder, but can't find any disks(9") in Europe that normal normal sheaths of sandpaper can be used on.
    I find the standard purpose made sandpaper for the disks I can find very expensive.
     
  20. Josh Perdue

    Josh Perdue

    98
    Apr 18, 2017
    That blade has some clean lines, nice!
     
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