Congratulations! Fun times ahead!Crazy week so far. Lots of communication being sent back and forth, trying to get finalized dimensions. I appreciate everyone's quick responses, and patience. Today is all about detail work, and getting all the T's crossed, and I's dotted, so I can start heat treatment. Heat treatment probably won't happen till tomorrow, and I expect I won't be finished with it until Tuesday, as there's only so much room in my Dewar for cryo. But I should be able to start grinding geometry by Monday on some of the knives. I'll also start building some of the handles next week as well.
Yesterday was basically grinding and emailing. As the picture shows, it feels like I was left with nothing but dust, but not to worry, we're making good pace, and I'm still feeling that we're on schedule.
Other exciting news. We're getting a new addition for our family, coming September 25th. Some of my time has been reserved for the doctors visits associated with that this week. Just glad I was allowed in the exam room to see the little one for the first time. Approximately 3cm long with a good little heartbeat.
Maybe I'll actually remember to take more than just pictures of wood today
Beyond excited! And happy for you to have time with the family. If I’ve learned anything the last year it’s to spend more time with my familyAll the T's crossed and I's dotted now. Everything is ready for heat treatment, except for a couple thicker carbons that will need to have their initial bevels ground in, so they can harden all the way through. Actually remembered to take some photo's today.
Went over the dimensions a couple times to make sure everything is kosher with what everyone has asked for. Also squared up the neck, so that it will fit flush with the handles. For the westerns, I drilled some holes for the bolsters, as there's no way in fire I could do that after heat treatment.
Have everything organized, and more belts arriving tomorrow, so I don't run out of them. New belts just make everything easier.
Will most likely push off heat treat till Monday, so that I can actually spend time with the family. Shouldn't impact the timeline, but next week will be busy with heat treating 3 different steels, starting on handles, and starting on grinding. It's nice having so many knives to do, as there's less tools switching between tasks, and it feels like I'm more productive.
Thanks everyone! Enjoy your weekend, if you get one! And thank you everyone for the warm wishes