Show Notes

Knife Perspective Podcast 004 – Knife Making Shop Tips

Show Info

Host: Kyle Daily of KH Daily Knives 
Co-host: Dan Eastland of Dogwood Custom Knives
Show Topic: Knife Making Shop Tips
Music: Tom the Brit

Sponsor

VODKA – Dogwood Custom Knives (Yeah, Dan had a good day!)

Dealers

Show Notes

Our supper secret, extra awesome, saving the world, maybe batman guest had to postpone for a week.  You get to hear us answer questions people have been asking us about knife making tips and tricks.

Questions form the audience 

  • Is dan really as awesome as the seem on the show?
  • Kyle mentioned kids, does that mean a real life women married him?
  • How do y’all get inspiration from your designs?
  • Can you make a living as a knife maker?

Most Important Tools in the Shop

Types of grinders 

Belts 

  • Types of Belts
    • Aluminum Oxide
      • Cheapest
      • Wears out quick on metal
    • Silicon Carbide
      • Wears better than aluminum oxide
      • Much higher grits available than Zirconium / Ceramic
    • Zirconium
      • Greater performance than AO and SC
      • Not as expensive as Ceramic
    • Ceramic
      • Longest lasting of all abrasives
      • Requires lots of force to break down abrasive grains. This is why you don’t see it in high grits
  • Popular Belt Brands 
    • Norton – Blaze / Norax
    • 3M – gator / scotch bright 

Safety Stuff 

 

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