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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 04-26-2015 06:00 PM 1247 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year I made two carving knives and when I was on holiday I did the first attemt to do some chip carving. I liked carving in front of my caravan but wasn,t entirely satisfied with my own made knives. So last week I made two new one’s and below you can see the process.


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I wasn,t able (too few hands) to make picture’s of the cutting process. I did this with an angle grinder.
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Thanks for watching

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?



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#1 posted 04-26-2015 06:45 PM

good looking knives, thanks for the blog!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 04-26-2015 07:40 PM

Those knives look great. They will be a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 04-26-2015 08:41 PM

Cool knives. Are the blades replaceable?

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 04-26-2015 11:49 PM

Some naive questions. (1) Are all saw blades considered tool steel, if so what kind of steel? (2) what does “Spirt the blade” mean? (3) How did you cut the rough shapes?

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#5 posted 04-27-2015 03:55 AM

Dutchy,

Great pictures. Need a little more verbal instruction? LOL!

More specific to the cutting out of the saw blade with a grinder?

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 04-27-2015 03:55 AM

Great blog!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Dutchy

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#7 posted 04-27-2015 06:01 AM

Thank you all for responce.

Also for all the questions, and I hope I can answer them.

Joeinga. The knives are absolutely not replaceable. The blade is locked between the glued wood.

Don. To my opinion maybe you can ask a naive questions but never a stuped question.
You asked:
.....Are all saw blades considered tool steel, if so what kind of steel?
NO. I used a saw to saw metal. It,s made out of HSS steel (very good cutting steel, Hrc between 60-63)
.....What does “Spirt the blade” mean?
This means cooling with water. This is absolutely neccesarry. If the HSS blade would be got too hot the steel would lose it,s hardness.
.....How did you cut the rough shapes?
You can cut HSS steel perfect with an angle grinder. I used a very small grinding blade (1 mm).

Thomas. Sorry my english isn.t that good, and I have learned that a lot of people don,t read. Therefore I made all the pictures. But I have too few hands to do the grinding work and make pictures at the same time. You can cut HSS steel perfect with an angle grinder. I used a very thin grinding wheel (1 mm, 1/25” LOL).

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#8 posted 04-27-2015 01:54 PM

No offense guys, but that video you suggested sure had a lot of negative comments about safety.

Incidentally what I need to do is manufacture a small piece about 1/8×1/2×2 (inches) with a center slot.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#9 posted 04-27-2015 02:03 PM

Fine knife you made.
Love the recycle and just imagine the number of knifes that can come from one blade.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 04-27-2015 04:38 PM

Thanks Don and Mafe.

The video isn,t indeed that good Don but it gives an impresion.

This knives where cut out of a 250×2x32 blade. I also have a 400×4x40 blade Mafe. When you like I,m ready to send a small old blade to Denmark.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#11 posted 04-27-2015 05:06 PM

That is really kind of you Dutchy, thank you so.
I do have a old blade in my tool steel drawer, so save the money for a beer and send me a thought instead, I will do the same here.
Maybe, we can make a little carving knife tool swap one day, the two of us.
Smiles and thanks,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 04-27-2015 06:51 PM

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#13 posted 04-27-2015 07:04 PM

Thanks guys.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#14 posted 04-27-2015 07:19 PM

Very nice looking knife. As a chip carver, I would love to make make on knife. Maybe someday.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#15 posted 04-28-2015 11:51 AM

Superb chip knife. The walkthru is very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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