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    Had some time, a battery, and some grease - so decided to pimp the blade...



    Very Roger Dean I think

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    I thought Hirosage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mekon View Post
    I thought Hirosage.

    I did as well, but I have to bang the drum for prog And accidental art from smearing vaporub with my thumb and ...


    ... which I was able to involve my boy (home sick from school) in a random chemistry experiment now makes this cheap cleaver/knife something special
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    Haven't tried that method. Has it etched the blade or is it a patina of sorts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NAK3D View Post
    Haven't tried that method. Has it etched the blade or is it a patina of sorts?
    Definitely etched. All that blue scum you see in the pic is metal. Obviously one has to mask the edge VERY well

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    Nice.

    Asides from FeCl3, all I have tried so far for etching is some of the wife's nail polish, salt water and a 12v charger... with mixed results.

    Had some pretty good results putting a forced patina on the lawnmower blade with lemons though.
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    I used to make dissecting pins out of titanium wire with electrolysis. They were unbelievably sharp and hard. I wish I could remember the recipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skut View Post
    Definitely etched. All that blue scum you see in the pic is metal. Obviously one has to mask the edge VERY well
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    Quote Originally Posted by mekon View Post
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    A friend wanted a Japanese style knife to display... not quite sure I hit the mark on this one, but learnt plenty in the process.

    Steel and bolster are 1084, the wood is jarrah with shellac finish.





    Might try again with a narrower bit of steel to keep the size down.
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    Some more ridiculous folding knives. These are titanium frame locks.




    Grayman
    Strider SMF digicam, flamed titanium handle
    Strider SNG tanto, Tiger stripe.

    The Striders are nice functional knives but the Grayman? It is a huge lump of titanium with a carbon fibre handle scale and a useless blade shape.
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    Noob grinder review

    I promised keys a quick review, so here goes...

    After a very long wait, I was finally able to replace my Bunnings 4 inch linisher with a dedicated 2x48 inch grinder from 84 Engineering.



    I went with the ‘deluxe’, which despite the name is at the mid price point, and comes with some small wheels for finger notching etc, a 90 degree tilt pedestal and a universal platen (in addition to the standard one).

    The 1.5hp motor is a huge step up from my linisher, I am yet to stall the motor, even when profiling 6mm ground stock with heavy pressure. My cheapie linisher would stall constantly, requiring a push to get started again.

    Changing belts takes seconds, and the tracking is rock solid once set for a particular belt, but does require a little adjustment each time you change to a different grit/belt. It’s a good idea to turn the belt by hand before starting it up with any changes you make. Another benefit over the standard linisher is that you can ‘hang’ the belt over either edge of the platter, allowing for sweeping plunge lines.

    I am finding that not all belts are created equal, I bought a couple of different 50 grit ceramic belts, and the pricier ones (unfortunately) do a remove material quicker/cleaner and last longer. That said, the belts do seem to last longer, which is probably due to the higher speeds keeping the lower grits exposing fresh surface, or it could just be the better quality belts in general.

    There is a steep learning curve when getting your technique right, I am quickly finding that because this thing can remove material so quickly, it only takes a few seconds to turn a knife that you would put on a display case into something you put in the bin. You can mitigate this a bit by turning the speed down, or finishing the profiling by hand, which is what I have gone back to doing until I get a bit better at it.


    My first attempts at making my own Seraga knife, both were part of the learning curve and ground completely with the belt grinder. They ended up getting stained white pine scales, as I didn’t want to waste any good burl on them.


    This is my third attempt, have gone back to hand finishing as I haven’t figured out how to get the lines right yet.

    The grinder itself is well built and seems like it should last for a long time, I have seen no wear on the wheels so far (about ten hours), and these can be replaced, not cheaply though, should they wear out.

    I only have a couple of minor gripes so far and both are with the supplied VFD. First off, it came with absolutely zero instructions. I thought I had a dud unit when it first arrived, wouldn’t run at all. It took a few hours of researching to get it to calibrate and run. This was achieved by setting speed to 0 in forward and waiting, it has no indication of the calibration process, or when it finished.

    The second is the fwd/off/rev switch and speed pot switch are pretty small and feel cheaply constructed when compared to the rest of the unit. These should be fairly easy to modify to something more solid though.

    I guess the only other downside, or maybe its a plus is that I now have a bunch of sandstones, sharpening wheels etc that are completely redundant, as this thing will sharpen a blade to razor sharp in about five minutes from a completely dull edge.

    Overall I am very happy with my Noob grinder.
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    Acquired a new/old kitchen tool. Sweet old Gilpin cleaver.

    Basic restoration (handle and blade) and sharpen so far, but the edge has some nicks I need to grind out.




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    Why have I not seen this thread before?

    I went through a heap of shit trying to learn myself how to make my first knife, a quite ghetto Kiridashi





    I would love some help/guidance/tutorial on how to best finish these too



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    Curse you Dubs.

    Just looked back to page one in the thread and saw it is now two years that I have done nothing about making a new handle and polishing the knife I made at school from a file.

    I even scavenged a bronze impeller from a pump for the guard/quillon.

    I do have a workbench now so I will leave it on there to raise the guilt level.
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    do you live in the vale? if so we should collab

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    30 years a vale local this year.

    I would appreciate input on the polishing and handle construction.

    I am sure a contra deal can be struck for some bronze or similar.
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    Bumping old thread bears beautiful fruit

    Hey Dubs I can see the heat effect on those blades from the grinding - did you re-temper the steel afterwards (and if so what process did you use?)

    Probably doesn't matter too much with that type of blade really, but still curous.

    You know those stupid FB questions along the lines of "Zombie apocalypse occurs, the only weapon you have is what is on your desk right now.."?
    I just made a count - 5 blades currently on my left, and 3 on the right. And about three different sharpening tools as well - no-wonder I can't get through all the paperwork...

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    im all keen to go & hack my old files up..

    where do you guys get the handle pins from?
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