Solitaire

Desert Iron Wood Knife handle

One of the most beautiful one I have worked with : Desert Iron Wood from .... Arizona

Desert Iron Wood Knife handle
Solitaire, Mar 26, 2020
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    • Rick Cox
      Thanks for posting pictures of your beautiful knives. This morning there is wealth of talent and beauty on display, between you, @Von Gruff @Gert Odendaal and others. You've got me thinking I have to look into knife making. The first thing I need I guess is a grinder?
    • Gert Odendaal
      @Rick Cox always a pleasure to meet people who like what we are doing when making knifes...I am currently busy building my second knife belt grinder, 2" inch x 72" using a 2hp machine..single phase..
    • Rick Cox
      What RPM does the motor produce? Surface speed?
    • Rick Cox
      I brought back some giraffe bone from Africa last trip, so I'm eager to play.
    • Von Gruff
      I have a 3 ph 1.5 KW / 2 HP motor (1400rpm) with a variable speed unit and geared for 3000 sfpm if I remember correctly. I have a belt drive from a 6 inch motor pulley to a 4 inch pulley on the shaft with 5 inch drive wheel. It is very efficient
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    • Gert Odendaal
      Rick, the type of grain of the belt is more important than the speed of the grinder..too fast is not always the best way to go..especially if you work dense wood types , make sure you use water while sanding the dense wood , it is not burning the wood surface at all...
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    • Solitaire
      Thanks for the kind words ! Working wood too fast is not the best way to make a good job ;)
      An otherone I made lately for a friend :
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    • Gert Odendaal
      You USA based members really are lucky to get such beautiful damascus steel, this is just not possible to get in SA, beautiful knife Sir(y)(y)(y)
    • Solitaire
      I'm from France and it's a french made blade (y) :LOL: :LOL:
      This one is today's work, with Santos Rose Wood :
      [​IMG]
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    Date:
    Mar 26, 2020
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