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Haburn
03-12-2014, 09:51 PM
Hello All,
I'll be posting work in progress pics of a custom gyuto for a forum member. Comments and questions welcome.

Here is the design that was decided upon, basically, I increased the heel height and shortened the blade of my current suji design.

http://i.imgur.com/ognQJFfl.png

I simply adhered my template to the steel.

http://i.imgur.com/VIIq798l.jpg

Grinding the heel cut-out, oat powered.

http://i.imgur.com/a8RimBsl.jpg

Profile almost complete, just need to clean up the neck/machi for a clean face when putting the handle on.

http://i.imgur.com/czQPmHTl.jpg

XooMG
03-12-2014, 10:50 PM
Looks good so far. I'm tempted to do a project with you too, but I haven't stepped up to request it.

Haburn
03-12-2014, 11:57 PM
No worries! Take your time, I'll be here. :)

CoqaVin
03-13-2014, 10:45 AM
Hmm wonder whose this is

Haburn
03-14-2014, 08:23 PM
Hmm wonder whose this is
I'm sure they're around somewhere. :wink:

Not to much to look at, but very important, the knife got heat treated and is ready for more grinding.

http://i.imgur.com/QoarLwvl.jpg

Haburn
03-19-2014, 04:07 PM
Moving up in grit - here it is at 120:

http://i.imgur.com/LiSTinpl.jpg


The blade at 400 grit and just got the logo etched.

http://i.imgur.com/FBkWqKKl.jpg


Time for hand finishing!

http://i.imgur.com/i0wDCW2l.jpg

CoqaVin
03-19-2014, 04:26 PM
Nice!!!

Haburn
04-09-2014, 09:44 PM
The reconstituted stone for the spacers FINALLY arrived yesterday. The WIP continues.

Buckeye burl is ready to be cut up.
http://i.imgur.com/7bdHpokl.jpg

Two red spacers sandwiched by black G10.
http://i.imgur.com/UQzma3jl.jpg

The spacer set on the end along with the buckeye will get a dowel. Even though the slow cure epoxy is extremely strong having a dowel will increase the shear strength exponentially.
http://i.imgur.com/rZdWm8Ml.jpg

High tech glue up fixture. This actually does a great job, it hold everything in place but isn't so tight that the epoxy squeezes out.

http://i.imgur.com/tUfu5gKl.jpg

CoqaVin
04-09-2014, 09:53 PM
oh snap is that going to look coool

mkriggen
04-09-2014, 10:27 PM
:slaphead: DUDE! That clamp is great!

Be well,
Mikey

Haburn
04-10-2014, 09:51 PM
Out of the glue jig and all squared up.

http://i.imgur.com/1hnUe3al.jpg

I took it to just about finish sanding and decided it just didn't work with the knife. Bah.

http://i.imgur.com/V2hT8qyl.jpg

New profile with a nice taper. Almost done!

http://i.imgur.com/Bnfimhzl.jpg

Haburn
04-12-2014, 04:11 PM
Finished product:

http://i.imgur.com/plSjR7Al.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/B0gnHQJl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/iXeBFbKl.jpg

Matus
04-12-2014, 06:24 PM
Ian, that is just plain awesome.