I won't be taking any new orders until after Christmas. I am aiming to deliver all placed orders in time for Christmas.
I cut steel from a sheet with an angle grinder, than use a hand-held bandsaw secured in a vice to cut the blanks to a rough shape, and finally profile them on a grinder. I am going to use blanks in the pictures below as templates (much more convenient than using paper). I won't form machi on these.
It looks like I will spend the whole week cutting, profiling, and heat treating.
I measure the length on the edge, so 275mm is actually 290mm gyuto tip to handle.
[QUOTE=Marko Tsourkan;48274]I cut steel from a sheet with an angle grinder, than use a hand-held bandsaw secured in a vice to cut the blanks to a rough shape, and finally profile them on a grinder. QUOTE]
That just sounds like alot of work! Have fun!
Yes it is. In the future, I am going to consider water-jet or laser cutting, but for now, I am stuck with a sheet of 52100 and a good chunk of W2.
Good to see things coming along. Cutting knives out is a lot of work... I tried once.
You've been busy!
"God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney
I don't own a plasma cutter, but once the profiles are finalized, it makes sense to have them waterjet cut, to cut down on a lengthy step in the process.