Message from @hedlikahol
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I've only done manual welding so far. I haven't taken any CNC classes yet
SMAW, GMAW, GTAW welder, CNC machinist, Certified Solidworks Associate here.
Looking to make knives, if anyone is in VA I will soon have access to full manual machine shop and woodworking shop through a family member. Interested in blacksmithing and knife-making. Have many contacts at job/fab shops nationwide.
Some cufflinks I made- mild steel, GTAW. Only about a year of experience, but I am retiring from the mil next month so hoping to make this a part time job. Here to help anyway I can.
here is a knife I am working on for the lesson section
I'll post what I have done so far later tonight.
Great! Looking forward to it, and thank you for sharing brother.
Do you send out for heat treatment? I really like how you pointed out how much can be done with a $20 angle grinder- extremely useful tool. Mandatory for welders and could be used for locksmithing, too.
I'm going to quench harden and temper the blade myself.
I'm trying to cover the basic tools a goy should have to start. if there is anything else I should cover let me know
Clamps and vices?
Aerospace plant in Phoenix is shutting down, lots of CNC gear for auction. http://go.resellcnc.com/l/166542/2017-07-05/gdv6v
Nice saxon blade btw
The quick rundown on indicating a vise is up. i"ll post somthing on edge finding soon. let me know what else you goys want to see here.
@Deleted User Do you have any advice for a guy in trade school who wants to do custom fabrication someday?
I know that's what I want to do, design and make things
And fabrication is fun.
I would say Finish school, and find a job at a shop so you can get the experience you need then get a small mill and lathe for yourself. My bosses started there business in there garage.
These are great to keep in your tool box. Mine have saved me many times.
I often miss machining. I went to half of a college course and started working at a machine shop setting up Cnc writing some programs and doing qc with cmm. I miss it for sure.
Curious for pins whats your perfered metal to work with I like brass, copper, and steel