Friday, May 18, 2018

AEB-L Chef's Knife in Acrylester and Brass

This is another 8" chef knife made from AEB-L 3/32" stock that is from the KN41 full tang pattern which I will post soon. The blade is symmetrical flat ground down to 0.015" and then a 17° (per side) cutting edge was formed.

The bolsters are brass and the scales are Blue and White Acrylester #36 from Wood and Acrylic Supply.

The pins are 3/16" brass and a center mosaic.

Coming up is another chef in Nitro-V.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Working on a Chef's Knife CPMS35VN

Finally the weather has warmed and some steel that has been sitting since last year is taking shape.

I heat treated and ground this blade in autumn 2017 and did some hand sanding indoors while winter held its grip on us northerners.

With all the handle components lined up and cleaned it was time to get the G-flex on. This handle is a plugged version of the a hidden tang. The plug is a small piece of stabilized maple burl.

After the epoxy is set the handle is squared up and shaped with a 60 grit belt.

For rounding out the handle I like using the slack section of the belt and kind of rotate the handle to give it the oval shape that fits well in the hand.

Here I am working on sanding the back end. You can see plug there.

Doing some more wet sanding on the bench and epoxy clean up.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, April 2, 2018

20 Ton Forging Press Part 2: Pneumatics

More on the 20 Ton Forging Press

I added another page on the forging detailing the controls I used and the couplers to actuate the jack release valve with the pneumatic cylinder.

See the DIY 20 Ton Forging Press: Part 2- Pneumatic Controls page.

I hope to have part 3 on making the dies up soon.


Friday, March 9, 2018

A Note on Comments

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by. I wanted to let folks know that on some pages (like the BG-272 page) the most recent comments can be accessed by clicking the "Newer" or "Newest" links found after the  comment number 200.  I am still screening comments to keep the spammers out and the comments relevant an on point.

Happy making!