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Neck knife wip

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Fred/A, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    Neck knife wip done for a friendly contest on a France forum. There is not a lot of explanations but I tried to translate it in english for you ;)

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    putting tape on it to protect them from water/marker ink
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    1/8 W2 steel
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    laser cutting [​IMG]
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    roughly ground
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    final shape on little sander
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    hand polishing before piercing
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  2. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    marking holes
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    flat sanding
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    I make sure everything is real flat before grinding bevels
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    centering the edge
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  3. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    grinding time
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    first grind before quench is done
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    hand sanding 60 grit scratches with 150 grit
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    water quenching : I make sure there is no scrathes lefts from the 60 grit belt, edge is about 1 mm
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    heating the oven
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    refractory coating, 1 to 2 mm thick
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    edge is rounded (sorry bad pic)
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    At this point I have no much time to take pics of the quench, but everything went fine [​IMG]
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Thank you for posting the sequence of photos. It's great to see a knife come together.
    Great shape too. Can't wait to see the finished product.

    Dan
     
  5. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    after tempering I sand the edge to see if there is any crack before going furter
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    flat sanding (again)
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    after final grinding, 60 grit to 120 grit :
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    hand sanding blade (looks like I find it funny huhuhu)
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    little dip in ferric to see if there is a line hiding
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  6. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    my ''wood shop'' by winter, sanding wood inside my shop is a real pain in the ***
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    done a couple of scales to have some choice
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    it will be wenge
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    roughly cut and shaped
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    hand rouding scales
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  7. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    didn't document the etching process because I have to redo it twice. I wanted a precise result and it didn't come at first try...

    at first
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    at the end (almost)
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    ready for final lap
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    final test before gluing and peening
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  8. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    gluing with pins
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    sanding after drying
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    little polishing to see if there is any hiden scratches
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    ready for oil bath
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    linen oil/terebenthine bath for the night
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  9. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    Final result (sorry for the double post ;) )

    Neck knife, W2 steel, water quench.

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  10. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Sweet!
     
  11. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Great post Fred !!!!!!
    I love the knife and the documentation on the post.
    I see you do a lot of hand sanding.
    I have been using Windex for my hand sanding and it sure works good and cuts the steel
    a lot faster and gives a much better finish than water.
     
  12. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    Thank you !
    I use wd40 for hand sanding my blades, I've tried windex but I found that the paper I use tend to rip too often.
     
  13. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    I also forgot to take pictures of my electro-etching when I put my mark on the blade, it will be for the next time.
     
  14. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    Freddy , where you been , miss your awesome posts , a true master , lovely again !!!

    And x2 on WD40

    Cool same pyrometer !!
     
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  15. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    Hi Rob ! Thank you, it's great to come back here, I have some reading to do, I think I miss a lot of cool things on this forum ;)
     
  16. Foster J

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    Thanks for the Wip. Really neat work Fred.
     

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