Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18
Like Tree8Likes

Thread: My first 3 Razors WIP

  1. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Stockholm, Swedcen
    Posts
    15
    Thanked: 0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    I have a question about jimps, not specifically these ones but just jimps in general. I presume they are cut with a file that has the teeth in alignment. When the razor is finish the jumps are nice and polished through out. Looking at the after heat treat pictures it leaves me wondering if those same files are used to clean out and polish the jimps to leave them pristine or is there another process for that.
    This is my first time using such a file, and I assume that I will use the file to remove most of the scale and then resort to small files with sandpaper wrapped around them or something like that, in order to polish between the checkering.
    If anyone else uses a checkering file like I did, please let me know how you clean and polish after heat treatment

  2. #12
    Bladesmith by Knight Adam G.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Murrumba Downs, Queensland, Australia.
    Posts
    571
    Thanked: 203

    Default

    yep - you are on the right track. i use the file again as it is removing scale, not hardened steel. Then some wet dry paper, sometimes wrapped around a triangular file to get in the grooves. Then a sisal wheel on the buffer with cutting compound, followed by soft wheel with polish. Then get an old toothbrush and some rubbing alcohol and scrub out the jimps to get all the compound out. i do this after the cutting compound, then again after the polish. i do this [I]before[I] i start the final hollow grind and thin the blade down. Much safer.
    Also - this is only on the jimping. The sides of the tang {on folding razors} i do not want to risk rounding, so it on the sides is all done by hand with wet dry paper on a flat rubbing stick.
    When all is nearly finished, i clean again with alcohol and work a couple of coats of ren wax into the jimping, pivot hole and all around the tang to give some protection from rust.
    Looking good with your work there.
    Regards.
    Adam
    Respectfully,
    Adam.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Adam G. For This Useful Post:

    Sompla (06-13-2014)

  4. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    NW Indiana
    Posts
    945
    Thanked: 204

    Default

    Be very careful if you're using a file against/near steel hardened to 60+Rc. You will roll the file teeth in an instant otherwise. That is approaching the hardness of the file if not equal. I've seen many a file ruined that way during my machining career.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to eKretz For This Useful Post:

    Sompla (06-13-2014)

  6. #14
    aka shooter74743 ScottGoodman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    SE Oklahoma/NE Texas
    Posts
    6,442
    Thanked: 1457
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Sisal wheel & buffers do fine for me
    Northeastern Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma Mentor/Helper...PM me if I can assist you.
    God Bless,
    Scott

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to ScottGoodman For This Useful Post:

    Sompla (06-13-2014)

  8. #15
    Admin & Forum fixer Bruno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    13,809
    Thanked: 3981
    Blog Entries
    9

    Default

    Ditto. I've ruined more than one file on 'too hard' steel.
    My good files only touch annealed steel anymore. that way they'll be happier
    Happiness is a field, littered with the mangled corpses of your enemies. - Vlad III of Wallachia

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Bruno For This Useful Post:

    Sompla (06-13-2014)

  10. #16
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Stockholm, Swedcen
    Posts
    15
    Thanked: 0

    Default

    I've done some post HT grind, and up to this point I have been grinding with 60 grit belts, now I will be doing the last grinding with 120 grit, then establishing the bevel and tune the final grinds as I move up through the grits.

    (In the first picture only two of the razors had been ground, as you can see) The edges are about 0.30 mm thick.



    Thank you for all your help so far! I am having alot of fun with these!
    Kind regards
    Max
    Substance and eKretz like this.

  11. #17
    MJC
    MJC is offline
    Senior Member MJC's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    The Lone Star State
    Posts
    1,697
    Thanked: 366

    Default

    Great thread, thank you for keeping us posted.
    The Q&A and comments have also been very helpful in understanding the process.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
    The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills - Bukowski

  12. #18
    Senior Member blabbermouth 10Pups's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Across the street from Mickey Mouse in Calif.
    Posts
    5,312
    Thanked: 1153

    Default

    Having fun and doing a great job :<0) I am watching your progress because I too am having some fun on my own. Thanks for sharing.
    Good judgment comes from experience, and experience....well that comes from poor judgment.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •