Knife Making Re-visited, Bevel Grinding File Jig Set-up




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Bak Draft: to complicated

pidiwidon: really liked the video, great idea, if you go to gough custom's sight he made something of the same sort, but maybe a little easier to build :)

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 again brother.

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 designs.

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 though mate.

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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