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IMG_1885.JPGKnives65 viewsI do some wood carving, and I probably own just about every carving tool money can buy. Recently I found that I was not completely happy with any of the carving knives I owned. I was carving some VERY hard stuff, and the blades simply would not stay sharp.
I have been saving some High Speed Steel power hack saw blades, and decided to try making knives from that. I learned that to grind the edges I needed to use my big disc grinder for the roughing out. Then I cut the shape I wanted using a die grinder. Then I epoxied the blade haft into exotic wood. The wood on these knives is Limoncello. It was given to me by another galoot.
Oldmillrat
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PICT0002.JPGWhitney, Cordier & Co. Brace128 viewsOverall shot of rare(?) brace with this ratchet mechanism
http://www.datamp.org/displayPatent.php?id=5893
Ken Cutting
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PICT0001~0.JPGWhitney, Cordier & Co. Brace115 viewsRare(?) June 2, 1885 patented ratchet with cam action
http://www.datamp.org/displayPatent.php?id=5893
Note the cam lever to select ratchet direction.
Ken Cutting
 
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