Making a straight

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by twhite, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I am using O-1 steel. It is an oil hardening steel. I have been doing some reading and that is an acceptable material. It will get nice and hard and be durable.


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  2. Billyfergie

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  3. riverrun

    riverrun Well-Known Member

    Wow, Tom. That looks dangerous. The Holy Grail. The Killer Bunny.
     
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  4. macaronus

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    Thanks for the info! I'm curious as to how she will hold her edge. I'll follow your progress. But knowing your aim for quality, I'm confident about the outcome. :)
     
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  5. Karl G

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  6. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    It is slow work with this grinder. I am roughing out the wedge shape now. I will need to add some fixture to my grinder to get it hollowed out slightly. [​IMG][​IMG]


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  7. Kizurra

    Kizurra Well-Known Member

    Very nice, when you say heat treated do you mean harden it or has it already been hardened and just needs tempering? Like the profile by the way.
     
  8. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Right now the steel is soft. Once I get the shape and the majority of the material removed. I will heat treat and temper it. Then I will do the finish grinding and sanding. I plan on leaving the grind marks on the wedge. Then polish all unground surfaces. I like the industrial look showing tooling marks.

    Tom


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  9. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    Hey Tom..That French Near Wedge You just Got there has Inspired You for Sure..Hey Don't Forget My 10 % Motivational Beer Token Fees when You Make You're Fortune..:happy097:

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  10. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    That is what I modeled it after. I love the blade on that. [​IMG]


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  11. Kizurra

    Kizurra Well-Known Member

    I like the grind marks as well, maybe little finer grit, Looks about 80 grit to me. Between thickness of dime to nickel for hardening if memory serves, I'd air on the thicker side of a nickel and cold dip frequently during final grinding. Last comes tempering. Can't wait to see it progress. I've always wanted a forge and a homemade belt grinder with swappable sized wheels,,, someday.
     
  12. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Yes it is 80. I have some 120 also. I may go even finer 220 maybe. I will see how it looks.


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  13. MattCB

    MattCB Well-Known Member

    Best of luck on the project! I have been hoarding bits and bob to try my hand at forging a blade for the last year. The profile looks really nice, keep us up to date!
     
  14. Billyfergie

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  15. Kizurra

    Kizurra Well-Known Member

    I look forward to seeing it evolve.
     
  16. Jayaruh

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    This is very cool, Tom. I will be following you closely on this one. You are a master.
     
  17. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Thank you Jim. This place and people give me inspiration.


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  18. mrchick

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    Judging from your other work, I am sure it will be beautiful. Put me on the pass around list
     
  19. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Ok. I will make another one for a pass around

    Tom


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  20. JR Reyes

    JR Reyes I scream for....chicken wings??

    I'm also very interested in the passaround...please.
     

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