Shops, tools, materials and tips

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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Post by danno50 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:16 pm

Here is a shot of the area where I work on knives. Note I am quite shy of tools and materials compared to the rest of the posters in this area.
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Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:13 pm

::tu:: Looks pretty doggone good Dan ! Tell me about your stiddy.
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Post by Brumbydownunder » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:23 pm

Looks great Dan, plenty of clear worktop and those draws bottom right give you some beaut storage but easy to access. ::tu::
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Post by danno50 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:48 am

thanks Greg and Brumby. I bought the stiddy from Dale (Orvet) at the OKCA show in 2016. I have just been getting around to using it the last month or so. Charlie (upnorth) knew the fellow who had made it and told me it was T1 steel. I don't think it was hardened and there are a few dings in the top surface. I finally found a local shop that is very good (or so my source tells me) at hardening steel. So, next week an old aquaintance, who is a machinist, is going to mill the top down flat for me and then I am going to take it in for hardening. Will post some pics once it is finished.
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Post by orvet » Tue May 02, 2017 4:26 am

I took some pictures last year and the year before but I never posted them in here.
I thought some of you guys might like to see what I'm using and perhaps it will spark some ideas for you and how you can repurpose some things to use them in your shop. ::hmm::

The blue plastic contraption is called a Tool Kaddie they were made for the bicycle repair business. Apparently they stop making them and I picked these up at a yard sale for 10 bucks each I think. They really weren't made for knife repair but they are certainly handy to keep a lot of tools close at hand! ::nod::
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Speaking of handy, I pick this up last November at the flea market, it’s probably the last time my workbench was clean too! I don’t know what this little cabinet was originally but it is great for packing a lot of tools and stuff in a very small area on my workbench! ::groove::
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This was my latest edition to the shop earlier this year; a Wen 10” wet grinder.
I had an 8” wet grinder that I got several years ago. The wheel was worn down so far the housing was getting in the way of the wheel when I was sharpening. This new one is 10” so I should get several more years than I got out of the first one.

I had trouble finding a new 8” wet stone for my old grinder and when I finally located one it was $120. About that time I saw the Wen 10” wet grinder on eBay for $139.16. For $20 more I got a 2 inch larger wheel and a brand-new motor. This one is even reversible, which the old one was not. I have used this new wheel a few times and I am becoming very fond of it! I think it is basically the same machine as the one Grizzly sells under its name also.

I like the fact that I can remove chips and next from blades without heating them up and causing harm to the heat treat of the steel. It’s also very good for sharpening tanto blades which are one of my favorite blades. ::ds::
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Post by FRJ » Tue May 02, 2017 12:21 pm

Interesting show, Dale. I always like looking at work areas and tools.
The little cabinet looks very handy and also the new wet grinder seems like a real upgrade. ::tu::
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Post by danno50 » Tue May 02, 2017 4:12 pm

I always enjoy seeing pics of your shop, Dale, good organization and lot's of tools and materials. Stuff I need a way more of.
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Post by muskrat man » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:26 pm

I got tired of bending punches, decided to make my own. I turned the shanks out of 3/8" brass rod, centerdrilled the correct size and use the shank of a dull or broken drill bit as the punch. Loctite it in place. If it breaks, throw a little heat on it, pluck the bad tip out and stick a new one in. The nice thing is you can make them in many precise sizes.
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Post by orvet » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:12 pm

Great idea Kaleb!
The ones I break most often are the 1/16" pin punches. I have about half a dozen 1/16" Craftsman pin punches so when I get two or three broken ones and I'm heading to the east side of town of take them along and stop by Sears and get some new ones. When Sears stops replacing them I will have to go to your system.
Excellent job of thinking outside the box! ::tu::
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Post by Brumbydownunder » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:20 pm

Good Tip MM ... one of those ... "why didn't I think of that?" I needed a punch like that over the weekend. Consider the idea "Borrowed". ::tu::
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Post by muskrat man » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:03 pm

orvet wrote:Great idea Kaleb!
The ones I break most often are the 1/16" pin punches. I have about half a dozen 1/16" Craftsman pin punches so when I get two or three broken ones and I'm heading to the east side of town of take them along and stop by Sears and get some new ones. When Sears stops replacing them I will have to go to your system.
Excellent job of thinking outside the box! ::tu::
I did that for quite a while, with punches and files, there is no sears hardware near me anymore, ours closed it's doors ::paranoid:: so I've been using .50 cent flea market punches and just throw them away when they break or grind them into center punches
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Post by glennbad » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:16 am

That's a great tip Kaleb, thanks for sharing it!

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Post by muskrat man » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:01 pm

picked this up at the flea market the other day for $8, was full of hardware i'll use for something, eventually. But this is what I bought it for. parts storage for my most commonly requested schrades. I organized them by frame type rather than actual model # becuase so many of the schrade parts are interchangeable between model numbers. Most model designations within a given frame type were just to denote a change in handle material, and sometimes in blade steel.
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Re: Shops, tools, materials and tips

Post by glennbad » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:13 pm

Cool find! I'm always on the lookout for things to put parts in, never seems to be enough space though.

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Post by orvet » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:19 am

Great parts cabinet Kaleb! I would love to get two or three of those. ::tu::
Lately I’ve been using Plano plastic fishing tackle trays for parts and for parts knives. When I get those reorganized and in place I will post some pictures.

I also have a set of plastic parts bins coming, should be here tomorrow. Not exactly sure how I will use them yet but it will probably be to store larger items, probably hardware for the yard and garden.
They got them on sale now at Northern tool & equipment: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/ ... 206-_-CONF
I went online looking for the large plastic parts bins and four of them were as much as this whole set on sale, so I went with the deal! :lol:
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