What's going on in your shop?

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

  1. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

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    Here's the air set-up. It does not blow on the blades but move a column of air up the middle.I might make an inverted cone to blow on the blades themselves. The fan is 3000 cfm and moves a bunch of air. because it is hitting the hub/spokes the air does turn the rim...not sure if that is a plus or minus yet.
     
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  2. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Working on a few...... lots of damascus and a variety of woods....
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  3. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    Those are beautiful Ed. I can't wait to see them finished.
     
  4. Johan Nel

    Johan Nel Well-Known Member

    Wow! Those are beautiful.
     
  5. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    All beautiful! Is the lower left Claro walnut?
     
  6. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Good eye! It is.

    There's also Koa, Macadamia, Ironwood, and Maple Burl.
     
  7. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    Each wood choice there is amazing! I have a love for claro and curly maple so I gravitate towards those. I have some huge stock blanks out of old Claro...still not a good enough maker to cut into them...lol. Someday..
     
  8. Justin Presson

    Justin Presson Well-Known Member

    Nice spread you are working on Ed.


    I have not had a tone of shop time lately but my work is slowing down and I will be burning vacation time in the next two months.

    I sent out a batch of stainless to Peters that should be back any day now and I also working on the biggest knife I have ever made a cross between a chopper and machete in cpm 3v.

    https://i.imgur.com/9SnH4EJ.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/06a8L3K.jpg
     
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  9. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    Justin...you have a good eye for lines! There is not a knife there I wouldn't want...
     
  10. Gliden07

    Gliden07 Well-Known Member

    Wow Ed beautiful!! What do you use to finish the scales off?? I've been using Tru-Oil.
     
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  11. Justin Presson

    Justin Presson Well-Known Member

    Thank you Sir! I try to make them flow nice and still be functional.
     
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  12. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    For the Macadamia and Koa, they will get 10-15 coats of Tru-Oil. The ironwood to 1200 grit, then a light buff, and waxed. The lone maple burl is stabilized, so it's easy.....take it to 600-800, buff with pink no-scratch, and a coat of wax.
    I'm only at the third coat of Tru-oil, so there'e at least a couple more days to get them where I wanna be.
     
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