Gang Profiling......

by Gunner ⌂ @, St Louis, Saturday, March 03, 2018, 21:19 (106 days ago)

No not that kind, this kind.......

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In a effort to save time, which I have little of each week for the shop, usually only 10-12 hours per weekend, I tried a something different last Friday night after work. Normally I grind, shape and profile one blank at a time, may do one or two blanks in a session, this time I cut out and basic shaped four blanks then C-clamped them together and did the grind, shape and profiling as one. Was a little scary at times, screw up four instead of one but everything turned out OK. Did the same thing last night with three Twin blanks, I know bad name but I can't figure out a good one, everything worked great, finished them today, drilled scale and lighting holes in the tang, polished to 220 grit, heat treated and tempered them. Currently I have 5 blanks on the bench completed and awaiting a little clean up, blade grind, polish and scales installed. Big help and time saver doing things in batches, hopefully as I progress and grow in skill level I will be able to do more processes in batch form. Better feeling completing several knives a short time frame instead one every few weeks to month.


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Gang Profiling......

by Brien 1, Saturday, March 03, 2018, 23:49 (106 days ago) @ Gunner

Have you thought of drilling the scale holes in the handles first and bolting them together?

Gang Profiling......

by Gunner ⌂ @, St Louis, Sunday, March 04, 2018, 16:37 (105 days ago) @ Brien 1

Yes, but at the beginning stage of grinding it would be hard to get accurate placement of the scale holes....lots of things can change between the start of finish grinding/shaping. Thought I may try it in the future as I now have a fairly accurate template to go off of.


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Gang Profiling......

by Bri A, Monday, March 05, 2018, 08:45 (104 days ago) @ Gunner

My Dad always tells me, whenever making anything, to make several at once and gang them whenever possible. His theory is it does not take much more time to make at least two, chances are any mistakes will happen with individual finish work, so there will be a spare in case that happens and if it all works out, you have a spare piece that can be sold or traded.

Now that is working smarter, not harder.

by Jeff Taylor @, Tampa FL, Tuesday, March 06, 2018, 04:57 (103 days ago) @ Gunner

Very good looking knives.

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