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Old 05-04-2011, 07:24 AM
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Don, I have a sourcing issue. I have 410 SS for my bolsters, but I can only find 3/32 rod in 416. I can't find 416 flat plate to go with the 416 pins. I'm assuming that if I use 410 bolsters and 416 pins, the circle where they meet will be visible. Is that correct? Where can I buy matching pins and flat stock for bolsters?
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:58 AM
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You're right about the difference in color, Tony.

I get most of my supplies from Tru-Grit or Texas Knifemakers Supply. They both have websites.

You can usually find 330SS in both bars and plate, but I prefer 416.

I get all my screws and pivot pins from Halpern Titanium.

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Old 05-04-2011, 08:01 AM
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I got a little free time today and cut out all the parts . Haven`t profiled the bottom of blades yet or drilled pivot holes in them and springs are just rough cut as are the liners and spacer . . I don`t know how to post pictures yet , but I don`t really have anything to show that hasn`t been shown .
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Well, it's good that you've started, Larry. Good deal.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:54 PM
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I've matched the insides of the springs and brass spacer as well as can be.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:56 PM
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Setting the rise and fall for the final time.
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:03 PM
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Finish grinding the blades with the knife temporarily assembled, and finish grinding the profile one more time. I had to adjust the spring rise and fall very slightly after the springs were heat treated, so it's necessary to grind a little off the spine so the blades and springs match flush.

I had ground the blades to a 220 grit finish before heat treat. Now I'll clean up with a 220, then finish up with a 400 grit.

I may hand sand the blades before the final assembly. And then I may not.
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:12 PM
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I may not be able to do any more for a few days.

I'm scheduled to have a hernia repair tomorrow. I don't know if they will keep me in the hospital or not. Que sera, sera.

Maybe you guys can catch up a little.

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Old 05-04-2011, 05:19 PM
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Hope everything goes well for you tomorrow .
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:10 AM
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Good luck with your operation Don. Try not to laugh or cough for a few days!
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:27 PM
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Thanks for the good wishes, guys.

I'm home as of today but it'll be awhile before I can wok on the knife again.

Whew! 5 days in the hospital.
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well, I heat treated my blades, so they'll be ready for final grinding and finishing, assuming I can make them work.... If not, I have plenty more steel.

I also ordered some 3/32 pin stock and bought a dial indicator. I may have to creatively rig something up for testing rise and fall, but I need to wait for my pin stock.

Other than that, I do have a bit of grinder maintenance I need to finish before I do anything else. Some how my drive shaft got tweeked so that the drive wheel on my NWGS is wobbling. I have a new drive shaft on the way too...

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Take your time and heal up properly .
I have ground and seperated my blades . Ground inside of springs and starting to fit springs to blades .
In the process of making a rise and fall jig .
I think my 1/8 inch flat stock is going to make a pretty heavy and big trapper . Maybe some 3/32 would have been better .
Oh well , you live and learn .
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:09 AM
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Easy does it Don.

Glad you're back, Craig
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:23 AM
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Thanks for posting your updates.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:57 AM
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Keep it going, guys.

It'll be awhile before I can do anything in the shop but I'm here anyway.

My knife is nearly finished. Let's see you catch up.
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