Jose Eduardo Carvalho Florido: I guess, is nice jig, but you can pre fix the height for , let say 10- 15
degrees and after make arregements with spacer (wedge) from 1 degrees 2
degrees or so on.
nighthawk6376: Good Vid mate, very Interesting! ..Tony.
Adam Savage: No problem bud. Sharing tips and knowledge is what it's all about. If
others hadn't helped me, I would have probably given up lol. All the best
Adam Savage: It's not too bad for setting up. I have used it for quite a few different
grind angles, and there isn't too much fiddling between angles. It normally
lives on another bench, where the two threaded bars just bolt through the
work top, making it nice and solid. If you wanted to, you could probably
make different sized blocks, to sit the blade on, giving set angles without
adjusting the jig. Seems a bit too much effort to me though lol
Adam Savage: Thanks Tony. Was asked for a little more detail, but it was really
difficult to explain without visual help :)
CampingLNT: Thanks for showing how you achieve the bevel angle. So much to learn with
each step of creating a handcrafted knife. Thumbs up mate.
Adam Savage: Thanks Sandy. Trying to explain that part was harder than it was to
demonstrate it, hence this video. Must admit, I normally use the one of the
belt grinders these days.
fog360: Do you still make neck knives mate? Great vid.
EpicWeaponries: LOL thanks mait i needed to know how to roughly make one
Adam Savage: I'm sure it's much better my friend
CallusDnb: Somerset bey? lol, Excellent video mate, thanks a lot.
Adam Savage: Thank you for the kind words
Adam Savage: Thanks 6S, Never thought of that before. Would probably use a 3.5mm so you
get the "tramline" rather than a dead central line :)
Adam Savage: I forgot to add that to the video. The way I do it is, keeping the file at
90º to the top guide bar (same as when you're filing the main part of the
bevel), and "roll" it slightly (clockwise for when the handle is on the
left, counterclockwise for when the handle is on the right), when you're
filing the tip. Imagine you have a knife with the bevel already ground in
the clamp, and resting the file on it, so the face of the file is flat on
the bevel. Does that make sense?
Jose Eduardo Carvalho Florido: Ok. I will show you my try of jig... Is not good as your.
EpicWeaponries: thats maittay
Jose Eduardo Carvalho Florido: Yours is solid staff, my its wood and improvisation mater. But I ve seeing
your video again, and you give thats nice idea for me starte another
project. Also I like your way work with knifes. Thanks a lot.
Adam Savage: I have spent quite a bit of time around Somerset and Dorset, but Northants
myself lol. Thanks mate
Jackloreknives: Great vid Adam. well thought out. I like how you placed the 2mm steel so as
to get the correct angle at the end of the grind. Sandy
Adam Savage: No worries buddy. Glad it was of some use
Adam Savage: Thanks dude. I have an iPhone which has the angle finder app, but I still
prefer to use the old fashion methods. I find them more trustworthy :)
Adam Savage: lol, no worries buddy. You can use a caliber to scribe the lines. Anything
made of hardened steel with a sharp edge will do the job. Just make sure
you leave about a 1mm gap between the lines in the centre, so when it's
hardened you can grind the bevels down to their final edge. This gets rid
of the surface where the carbon has burnt off, getting down to the hard
steel again. :)
6Ssurvival: Hey to score the line use a 4mm drill peace
Adam Savage: My apologies. I understand what you mean. Sounds like a good idea :) Many
thanks for the kind comment Adam
mi.recluse: this is the same jig setup i used.how do you file around the tip of the
knife so it has the same depth as the rest of the blade?
stonybrokebushcraf: nice one man
phishst1cks: good info here,you have a great talent here..
trackerbuckmann1111: you can also use a dial caliper to scribe the edge. you just set on side of
the top if the blank and use the other side to scribe a stright line down
the side as you drag it along.
facatube: hi good vid but if you have an android phone there are some free
applications that you can use as protactor ;-)
mi.recluse: yup.thanks for the tip.now im off to fix a couple of blades.lol.thanks
Adam Savage: Thanks mate. Yes I do, currently selling for around £60-£70 depending on
options. There's several versions now, but need to sort the website out
properly, showing better price structure, options, and include the newer
Jose Eduardo Carvalho Florido: Sorry about my english. I meant even using a adjustable"bar" just make
MARKS for start degrees and them makes final control. Any way is very good
jig made by metal.
Adam Savage: You're welcome dude.
shazdee: You could achieve the same result in a much simpler way with a device
called an inclinometer. Where you're measuring angles and cutting out bits
of cardboard, with an inclinometer you simply sit the magnetic side on top
of your file and adjust your jig until you get the desired angle reading. I
got mine for about $9 AUS. About 6 GBP. They are sold in most hardware or
tool shops. Assuming your blade stock is level you will get perfect
repeatable angles every time with 30sec of setup time.
Adam Savage: Thanks Stony
trackerbuckmann1111: typo city.. sorry. late and i am tired.
Adam Savage: You're absolutely correct. At the time this video was made I didn't have an
inclinometer, so thought I'd use the roofers square. Thanks for the advice
mi.recluse: i cant thank you enough.this video explains why i couldnt get my angles
rite without the half stock mesurement on the top guid rail.now that i see
it,i feel like a big dope.lol.thanks for posting this vid.
fog360: Cool bro will take a look
Adam Savage: Thanks Tony. Not too many "action shots" in it though lol
Adam Savage: That would probably work, but I find it easier using the adjustable "bar",
rather than making a series of perfectly made wedges, that would need to be
perfectly parallel from end to end. I also have a habit of misplacing
things like that lol.
Doberman Knives: id imagine its a pain in the ass to set up but a godsend once being used
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