This is what we ended up with! Extremely happy with the result considering my old milling machine!! This will be a handy tool for the workshop! Thank you so much to @tormach for creating such an amazing tool! Loving my TTS Super Fly!
If anyone is interested in feeds and speeds I was running the mill at about 325RPM with a roughing depth of cut of 0.5mm at 30mm/min and finishing depth of cut of 0.3mn at 25mm/min
Milling a piece of rail road steel today! How awesome is that??? The idea is that I'll have a small anvil type work face so that I can create a hammered finish on some of our knives using a ball peen hammer.
Credit goes to John from @saundersmachineworks who did pretty much the same thing with his friend. His video was a great starting place in figuring out how to get this done! Thanks John!
Also, I used the #tormach superfly with the steel cutting insert which is working great!
My nephew made his first knife while he was staying with us for a week during these school holidays! He worked bloody hard during that week and made something that will last him for years to come! Most of all he was proud of himself and enjoyed learning a bit about knife making. We loved having him with us!
The knife he made was in N690 stainless steel with a pretty neat blade and some of my shop made green micarta on the handle. I liked the design so much that i think i might have to make one for myself!
Hey @thehouseofmarley_nz thanks for liking our knives! I have the Smile Jamaica Bluetooth headphones that you guys make. I love them and use them every day that I'm in my workshop making knives.
Having minimal wires means I don't get them caught in machinery and the sound isolating ear buds are a treat! As far as Bluetooth headphones go, I have been amazed at the battery life! Keep up the excellent work!!
I just finished a handle replacement for a friends chefs knife that was made over 70 years ago in France by the company now known as Sabatier. I am deeply honoured to be trusted with such an awesome heirloom!
You can see a brief process of the replacement in the pictures. From coming up with a design, to making the first set of scales only to have them fail due to insufficient surface area and heat input during grinding. And then switching to a simpler but stronger design.
I made the handle out of stabilized New Zealand smoky walnut, black G10 and brass. It has brass pins that have been peened in place and ground flat.
I really hope that the owner of this knife will like what we've done and will keep using and loving the knife as he did before!
Thanks for looking!
Actually found a pic of the finished handle!! One tiny scratch on the blade from a bit for last minute epoxy cleaning, but other than that perfect 240 grit finishe on the blade and handle!! #nzknifemaker#knife#refurbishment#knifemaking