What's going on in your shop?

Discussion in 'Knife Maker Shop Talk' started by Justin Presson, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    That is awesome! How in the world did you do that with AEB-L?

    And yes- AEB-L will hold a burr that will make you pull your hair out sometimes.
     
  2. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    Thanks John. I used air focused on the edge during the plate quench.
    Edited to add: you have to be fast once the blade is in between the plates. You won't get the same effect if you wait more then a couple of seconds.
     
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  3. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    I cannot wait to see that one finished!
     
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  4. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    John you won't be happy to hear this. But that one is for testing. I don't know how leaving the decarb on the blade is going to hold up. So some testing is in order.I had to up the air pressure to 125 to get that effect on the blade so it will end up in the vise to check grain structure.
     
  5. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    It's certainly a coincidence, but I discovered something similar in a blade I was hand sanding yesterday. My blade is also AEB-L, and while hand sanding I could see white "ghosting" like a hamon. It's only visible when the blade is covered in oil and swarf, but there is a definitely a milky, swirly area. Interestingly enough, when I wipe the blade that discoloration disappears entirely. When I shoot some oil on it and begin sanding again, that swirly discoloration appears in exactly the same pattern in exactly the same place, so it's definitely a characteristic in the steel itself. I imagine it's an artifact from the heat treat, but it's not close to the edge so I don't expect that it will have any effect on the edge's stability or performance.
     
  6. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    In the short time that I have been making knives my garage has been my shop. It has all of the things you would normally see in a garage. Mostly junk that you can't remember why it's there. For a year and a half we have been looking for a home with room for a shop. So far no luck on the hunt for a house. I want to go from making knives as a hobby to part time. So this weekend I finally got off my behind and started to turn the garage more into a shop. No more moving a tool to use another tool only to put it away and use the tool that just got moved.... It's a work in progress.
    Oh yeah there's only 2 electrical outlets in the garage. Like I said a work in progress.
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  7. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    Very good use of space! And that is one monster sized jug of Hoppe's #9!
     
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  8. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    Thanks John. You can never have to much Hoppe's!
     
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  9. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    It's like that can of Barbasol. Do you ever actually run out, or does the container just eventually fail and you have to get another one?
     
  10. Dennis Morland

    Dennis Morland KNIFE MAKER

    Ty - That is some really nice 8 and 10 point hat racks.
     
  11. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    Haha I am almost embarrassed to admit that I use 1 of those a year.
    Thanks Dennis! I have been fortunate when it comes to hunting. I'm not bragging by any means but those are the smaller ones that my wife won't let me hang in the living room.
     
  12. JawJacker

    JawJacker Well-Known Member

    Ty, only thing that wigs me out, is that oven sitting on the edge. What size LN is that? its next thing I'm after.
     
  13. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    The picture is deceiving. There is no way it's going anywhere. The dewar is a 10 liter.
     
  14. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    There is a reason why I can't seem to design a tactical knife everytime I try it ends up looking like a hunter. Rifle season is only one week away! The antelope made Pope and Young.
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    Mods if these pictures are offensive feel free to remove the post.
     
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  15. Justin Presson

    Justin Presson Well-Known Member

    That top one is a bruiser Ty!
     
  16. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    Thanks Justin.
     

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