Just another photo of the Hardcore.
This is a high quality machine. I never really see anybody talking
about using them, so I don't think they are popular.
This should change as more people start to use them. It is built
There are a couple of things that need modification, but the
features are there, I'm just not happy with their implementation.
Tru-Grit had this on display in Vegas, and I noticed that they have
fixed the couple of issues I had in the new ones.
2 axis control, and homemade power drawbar.
This is a recent addition to the shop, and I don't know how I got by
have this anymore
Here's my slow grinder for lack of a better term.
It's a copy of one I saw recently in T.C. Collins shop. After some
modifying of a 6x48 belt/disk sander, I now have a hardened O-1
plate on her. This allows me grind my bevels parallel to the cutting
edge, leaving a nice, clean plunge.
Here is a really neat sharpening system.
CatraSharp, designed and built by
CATRA of Sheffield, England. This is the same system used by
some of the big name knife manufacturers out there, and makes a
knife incredibly sharp.
This is one cool gadget.
Thinking of selling this, as I don't use
EvenHeat Kiln. Computer controlled with the
Rampmaster II system, this allows me to really fine tune my
heat treating. I've also got a Nitrogen Dewar that's not in any
pictures that I use to Cryo treat my steel.
And naturally, since I have an oven, I need a
This model, by
Ames, seems to be custom designed for the knifemaker.
1944 Logan Lathe. This is a cool old WWII era
machine I picked up a couple of years ago. I just put a buck chuck
on it, and now this thing hold tight tolerances.
This shot was taken a couple of days after I made the mistake of
leaving an open tub of acid in the shop, and it has a bit of flash
rust on it. I've cleaned that rust off, and learned a valuable
NO ACID INSIDE THE SHOP.
And here's a shot after it was cleaned up, but the
lighting isn't as good.
Here's my Large drill press
An old multispeed Rockwell.
I just updated this by putting in some ball bearing guides.
Etcher and Stencil Maker
This needs to go up for sale too, as I have made my own etcher,
and buy all my supplies from TUS technologies
NEW and IMPROVED!
Anodizer, I made this puppy myself.
It's pretty easy to do.
Handmade Punch. I make Nylatron and Bronze washers
1st I punch a .375 hole for the bushing, then the spud on the
large punch centers it up to punch the OD.
New brake I designed in order to make custom pocket