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kalaeb
07-21-2011, 07:06 PM
Okay, so this is what happens when you are distracted with power tools. I was buffing the handle,(with out a blade guard of course) when I went too high on the wheel and the wheel caught the heel and flipped my knife onto a well placed chisel. DOH! :knifed:

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349/mattstephens79/IMG_0963.jpg



I am hoping Dave can fix it because it is well beyond my ability.

Marko Tsourkan
07-21-2011, 07:13 PM
You are lucky the buffer didn't throw it at you. The problem is fixable but you will have a less tall knife afterward. Give Devin a buzz, he might do it for you.

M

El Pescador
07-21-2011, 07:19 PM
Send it back to Mark...it's obviously defective.

deanb
07-21-2011, 07:22 PM
Ouch!! I had a few chips that big once in a Shun Kramer Santoku from trying to hammer it through a rack of lamb. I got them out with a DMT XXC but, of course, I had to remove a lot of metal. Dave will too but I'll bet he can fix it.

obtuse
07-21-2011, 07:23 PM
Damn.... I almost cried

jason
07-21-2011, 07:44 PM
Glad to hear you're okay! That could have been a dangerous situation.
The chip doesn't look that bad, completely fixable.

mano
07-21-2011, 07:49 PM
Glad you're all right, my friend. The image of what might've happened is chilling.

Glad to hear the chip can be repaired.

Eamon Burke
07-21-2011, 09:04 PM
:knifed: indeed!

Looks fixable to me, you just might end up with a petty. That's deep enough that the whole face will need adjusting, you'll be pretty much re-grinding the knife. Which means lots of very strong power tools. Which means send it to someone else, lol. just teasing.

Ichi
07-21-2011, 09:28 PM
Grind a little more out and you can have a really neatO bottle opener :thumbsup2:

apicius9
07-21-2011, 11:11 PM
I think Butch always says that the buffer is the most dangerous tool in his shop... Glad you got away unharmed.

Stefan

Dave Martell
07-21-2011, 11:15 PM
Devin's gonna look and this and think, "Now why didn't my knife cut that chisel in half?" LOL :D

Well I'm glad that you've got all your parts still in tact, you could've been spending the day in the emergency room leaking all over the place.

With a repair the knife is going to obviously get shorter but it'll also be getting thicker at the edge too. Might require a thinning job to bring it back into correct form from a thickness standpoint anyway.

kalaeb
07-21-2011, 11:47 PM
Devin's gonna look and this and think, "Now why didn't my knife cut that chisel in half?" LOL :D

Well I'm glad that you've got all your parts still in tact, you could've been spending the day in the emergency room leaking all over the place.

With a repair the knife is going to obviously get shorter but it'll also be getting thicker at the edge too. Might require a thinning job to bring it back into correct form from a thickness standpoint anyway.

That is kind of what I thought, that is also the reason it's coming to you. :D.

JohnnyChance
07-21-2011, 11:58 PM
Looks like you are about 39 teeth away from a sweet Devin ITK bread knife!

Dave Martell
07-22-2011, 12:00 AM
Looks like you are about 39 teeth away from a sweet Devin ITK bread knife!

:happy2::happy2::happy2::happy2:

Dave Martell
07-22-2011, 12:01 AM
Hey how did the handle come out?

Vertigo
07-22-2011, 12:05 AM
Looks like you are about 39 teeth away from a sweet Devin ITK bread knife!

ROFL!

:lol2:

kalaeb
07-22-2011, 12:07 AM
Hey how did the handle come out?

For the kauri you sent me? Ended up using ironwood and copper. It looked great. I will have to find something else for the kauri.

Dave Martell
07-22-2011, 12:09 AM
Where are the pictures? Hmmm?? :)

kalaeb
07-22-2011, 12:39 AM
Where are the pictures? Hmmm?? :)

You mean this one?

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349/mattstephens79/IMG_0829.jpg

Thanks for your help by the way. :thumbsup2:

Dave Martell
07-22-2011, 01:16 AM
Oh snap - that's nice! :thumbsup:

Delbert Ealy
07-22-2011, 03:34 AM
Knives don't kill people, buffers do.

GLE1952
07-22-2011, 12:18 PM
If it's any consolation, judging by the shape of the chip and Murray Carters heat treat test video Devin's heat treat is on spot!:thumbsup:
Hell of away to find out though.

Glen

jackslimpson
07-22-2011, 05:50 PM
Did you find the piece that chipped out? You could make a tiny DT mezzaluna -- one of a kind.

Cheers,

Jack

Darkhoek
07-26-2011, 03:35 AM
I think Butch always says that the buffer is the most dangerous tool in his shop... Glad you got away unharmed.

Stefan

Double that. The buffer is a very unpredictable tool. That is why I usually finish my wa handles as far as possible before attaching a sharp blade. When using a buffer I always wrap the blade tightly in several sheets of newspaper and tape it up properly to reduce risk and damage to the blade if the buffing wheel should nick the knife from my hands and launch it in high speed somwhere in my shop. It takes just a few minutes to wrap up your blade, but a finger takes weeks or even months to grow back out.

DarKHoek

Darkhoek
07-26-2011, 03:38 AM
Looks like you are about 39 teeth away from a sweet Devin ITK bread knife!

:tongue::tongue::tongue::tongue:

crizq0
07-26-2011, 01:05 PM
a finger takes weeks or even months to grow back out.

DarKHoek

I wish I had the ability to regenerate fingers :D

SpikeC
07-26-2011, 09:42 PM
Back in my previous life in the Jewelry shop an expensive Omega style necklace could be reduced to scrap in way less than a second. It not only would get everyones attention, but it would make the store owner a touch touchy!
That sort of thing teaches you to pay attention, boy-howdy!

SpikeC
07-26-2011, 09:44 PM
Then there was the woman that caught one of those gang banger chains in a buff that cut her up real good, the shop owner would not let her leave to get stitched up until she finished her batch!

Dave Martell
07-27-2011, 12:33 AM
Then there was the woman that caught one of those gang banger chains in a buff that cut her up real good, the shop owner would not let her leave to get stitched up until she finished her batch!


Damn!