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11-07-2014, 07:32 PM
As custom makers this probably doesn't happen a great deal, but I had an order for three knives "alike but different" same pattern from a customer who wanted them for his sons. I want these exact so I profiled them close as possible to the grind lines then placed a couple of drops of super glue and stacked them like books. Then profiled them as one. I tried to upload a picture but wasn't able.

11-08-2014, 08:21 AM
That sounds like a great idea, Zane.

11-08-2014, 10:54 AM
Thanks Steve, I wish the picture would have uploaded. When you grind them together like that it looks like one knife blade 5/8" thick.

11-08-2014, 09:48 PM
Great. Did you use a platen to back up the belt to keep things square, or grind on a rest, with a big wheel, or.....? Just curious.

11-09-2014, 12:44 AM
All of it was done with a rest on a big wheel. The only benefit I can see on a day in and day out basis would be to make a bunch of what you sell the most of for future orders?? They would be exactly the same, I don't send out anything for water jetting or laser cutting etc...And when you just use a little super glue you can just whack em on a metal table to seperate the blades:)

11-09-2014, 08:10 AM
Sounds like a great idea but watch out for the crazy gue coming unglued at exactly the wrong moment if your blades get too warm. Crazy glue does not like heat.

11-09-2014, 10:07 AM
Thanks Stephen, I have often thought about having blades water jetted but I live in the middle of nowhere and it would be a hassle. Doing it this way 2 or three at a time and taking them down to practically finished profile first I don't generate a great deal of heat

01-16-2015, 10:57 AM
I have done something similar a number of times. Instead of using super glue, I undersized the handle holes to 1/8" and lightly peined brass pins through the blades, locking them together. After profiling, I ground the pins off and separated the blades. Works pretty well. Just don't get too carried away when peining!