TwoFlowersLuggage wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:08 am
Am I reading those dimensions correctly? The top face of the stiddy is only 1.5 inches wide? And the thin edge is only 0.0625 inches? Yikes, I didn't know they were that small. It makes sense, I'm just thinking that would be quite difficult to machine.
The width in both designs is 1-1/2"
The length seems to be pretty consistent around 5"
The thin split flat horn for going inside pocket knives with the blades open is 1/8" thick.
What I have decided is that as a whole chunk there would be some serious waste of materials to simply machine it out of 1.5" x 3.5" x 5". Especially if one were to make it from something like A2, D2, etc. I think that as a product in machining, a piece 1/2" x 1-1/2" x 5" could be machined rather reasonably with the bottom support structure as a second piece, perhaps in 1018 or other mild steel.
Or even a buildup could be done, from 2 pieces of 1/8" and a piece of 1/4 where one piece of 1/8" was 5" long, and the other two pieces (1/8 and 1/4) were each 4" long. Having the longer piece sandwiched between the two shorter pieces and one end even across them all should give you a top, that could be screwed, epoxied, welded, or silver soldered together. Then a hefty chunk of anything could be attached below and voilà you are in business. Or in lieu of a base just have a tongue that could simply be held in a vise. I may try drawing that design up later today