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    What's going on in your shop?

    I went back and looked for a shark. I didn’t see that until you pointed that out. Now I can‘t unsee it.
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    What's going on in your shop?

    new flipper design time. I start with CAD. Often I can import an older drawing and just move a few things around leaving the original inside geometry mostly untouched. I print out a few copies and super glue them to some .125" stainless, the cheaper the better. I'll spot the holes with an...
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    What's going on in your shop?

    My forged pattern welded titanium and mosaic sanmai damascus blade. Bearing set up. Most work on a knife for me than any other to date.
  4. vid on tracyTi.mp4

    vid on tracyTi.mp4

    Frame lock with my hand forged titanium frame and mosaic sanmai damascus blade. Bearing set up.
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    Throwers

    It would seem unlikely the steel will be fully hard (other than the cutting teeth). Throwers need to be somewhat soft. Make one and test the tip for breakage is the only way you will know.
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    Grinder question.

    I didn’t know that was a thing. You can make a surface grinder attachment with another socket.
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    First time post for magazine Knives Illustrated. I would imagine it's simply a paid ad agency...

    First time post for magazine Knives Illustrated. I would imagine it's simply a paid ad agency posting but also the members here might get some exposure and that, to me, offsets the spam. I'll see what they do in the future.
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    New to CNC, looking for advice

    Drilling with drill bits is just a lot cheaper than carbide is all. I do use carbide to mill a larger hole but mostly drills and then ream. Sounds like you are thinking through the work flow a lot better than I did on my first run.
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    My Surface Grinder Attachment

    Something to hold micarta. Exactly what I was thinking. I’ll probably make one - maybe. But that is what I need. Milling it always varies by .005”+
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    My Surface Grinder Attachment

    it is a cool tool. have you ever found a small machinists vise to use with it?
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    Folder bearing question

    Yes. The stronger the lock bar is "bent", the more you will fight the blade being off center. The looser your parts are tolerance wise, the more you will fight it being off center. With a wider gap, you have more room to work with and it isn't as obvious. This is for a liner/frame lock of...
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    Aluminum quench plates

    3/4" thick is about as thin as I would use. I use 1" thick and shoot compressed air in the gap when pressing. consider using this: https://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-portable-carpenters-vise-95203.html mounted horizontal instead of vertical as the picture shows with the plates fastened to the...
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    My Surface Grinder Attachment

    One Armed is right on here. After you get the magnets in place, you will surface grind it to get it plumb to the wheel and then check for tolerances. Tape is around .003" thick and can vary by .0015". The best I've done is .001" across an 8" piece of stock with my SGA. It probably averages .002"...
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    Folder bearing question

    With bearings, I usually shoot for around .023" gap which matches about how much proud the detente ball is. For a liner lock, that means you have to relieve the scale a bit. (Frame locks are easier btw) I am working on one (with bearings) that is around .015" gap and preventing blade rub is a...
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    New to CNC, looking for advice

    I know several guys using Tormach's and making it work for them. I have used 3/64 end mill for a lock cut in .125" Ti. Taking it to .160" should work but expect some breakage as you dial things in and then expect some breakage just because. Milling a lock in .160" is done all the time. Just...
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