First liner lock

Sean Jones

Well-Known Member

Randy Lucius

KNIFE MAKER
Looking at your exploded view everything seems to be very well done. That’s gonna be a nice one. Thanks for sharing and keep is posted.
 

EdCaffreyMS

"The Montana Bladesmith"
Looking good! The only thing I see in the photos that will need attention in future folders is the lock engagement..... in the photo is apprears it might be about a lock's width engagement on the blade? If so, depending on the lock angle on the blade, it will likely "wear in" to the point it either won't function, or will be hitting the opposite liner. Nothing bad...just food for thought. My first several folders I did the same thing......and within a couple hundred opening/closing cycles, the lockbar was against the opposite liner.

Personally, I use a 7 1/2 degree angle on the blade, and leave the lock face square, with a 120 grit finish running vertically on the lock face.
 

bladegrinder

Well-Known Member
To add to what Ed said, setting the lock should be the last thing you do. when I build liner locks that is the very last thing I do, then carbodize the face of the liner at the lock face.
 

D Whitt

Active Member
Looking good! The only thing I see in the photos that will need attention in future folders is the lock engagement..... in the photo is apprears it might be about a lock's width engagement on the blade? If so, depending on the lock angle on the blade, it will likely "wear in" to the point it either won't function, or will be hitting the opposite liner. Nothing bad...just food for thought. My first several folders I did the same thing......and within a couple hundred opening/closing cycles, the lockbar was against the opposite liner.

Personally, I use a 7 1/2 degree angle on the blade, and leave the lock face square, with a 120 grit finish running vertically on the lock face.

Thanks I used a cam style stop and it’s in the shortest setting I can rotate the cam to the point where it won’t lock at all so I hope I will be fine you got me worrying now though ..... I’m not certain of the angle but it’s somewhere in the ballpark of 8 degrees thanks for the feed back
 

bladegrinder

Well-Known Member
You can do a thread search on carbidizing, I know it's been brought up here in detail before, it's putting very thin coat of carbide on the titanium lock face to prevent sticking and galling of the lock. it works great but I'll give this advice, right before you apply it to the knife lock run it across a piece of scrap titanium to make sure you have the power dialed in.
 

D Whitt

Active Member
Ok guy I got an update got the blade fitting in the closed position without hitting the back spacer got the scales ground flush with the liners and profiled got it all taken to 220 grit and edges rounded off all I got left is heat treat, bevel , countersink the pivot screws and install the detent ball it’s all coming together dropped my pilot for my countersink and stepped on it while looking for it and it broke so I gotta wait for a new one to come in before I can finish .......
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D Whitt

Active Member
Finally got to work on it some more made a little more progress ...... got blade heat treated and ground and got pivot screws countersunk still waiting on a drill bit for the detent then I’m gonna blast and cerakote everything 073B925B-22B1-4CBF-A6CA-E20686DDA754.jpeg9A7388E5-3367-4B31-8809-8DA733A314C3.jpegF24C45FE-F842-4411-A7A6-C9A818BCC7E1.jpeg
 
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