Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

TOPIC: DIY: Repeatablity Tool

DIY: Repeatablity Tool 1 year 3 months ago #11586

  • SWFLholsters
  • SWFLholsters's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 7
  • Thank you received: 5
  • Karma: 0
Hi guys, I have been experimenting with different ways to improve my repeatability and think I've come up with a pretty good solution. A little belt sander action on a triangle and you end up with a tool that can measure tip/heal height and check vertical alignment. Used along with the WE alignment tool you end up with rock solid settings for repeatability, especially for knives that don't rest on both pins of the alignment tool. Which I seem to run into quite often.


The notch has to be large enough to clear the top of the WE base.


Example of measuring tip height and how the notch clears the base.


Example of measuring heal height and how the notch clears the base.


Closeup of tip measurement.


Check both sides of the blade to make sure blade is vertically square in the vise.


I recently installed the WE upgrade arms and needed a bigger triangle. I couldn't find a triangle with rule markings locally, so I scanned and made a printout of a cutting rule. Cutout and taped the printout onto the triangle, problem solved.







Cheers!
-Larry
Last Edit: 1 year 3 months ago by SWFLholsters. Reason: Finally figured out what I was doing wrong with DropBox
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: blacksheep25, DARRELLALLEN, GibCurry

Re: DIY: Repeatablity Tool 1 year 3 months ago #11587

  • mark76
  • mark76's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 1249
  • Thank you received: 396
  • Karma: 87
Hi Larry,

Welcome!

Something has gone wrong with the pictures you tried to upload. I don't know why, but it could be that their file size is too large.

I do know why. We don't have access to your dropbox account.

Pls try again. If it doesn't work out, try Photobucket, that's a fool-proof way of uploading pictures.
Last Edit: 1 year 3 months ago by mark76.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: SWFLholsters

Re: DIY: Repeatablity Tool 1 year 3 months ago #11588

  • SWFLholsters
  • SWFLholsters's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 7
  • Thank you received: 5
  • Karma: 0
Thanks Mark, I had all but given up. I had moved the files three times and after reading your post I gave it one more try. I moved them to the public folder it worked.

High-Five!
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: DIY: Repeatablity Tool 1 year 3 months ago #11589

  • cbwx34
  • cbwx34's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 1260
  • Thank you received: 413
  • Karma: 92
Welcome to the forum. Great first post! (Seen you lurking for a while...) :)

Just outta curiosity, was knife disassembly for sharpening, or some other reason?

Your tip looks like a good one! Thanks for sharing.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: DIY: Repeatablity Tool 1 year 3 months ago #11594

  • SWFLholsters
  • SWFLholsters's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 7
  • Thank you received: 5
  • Karma: 0
Thanks Curtis, I have a ton on my plate but I'm trying to get out more often. :cheer:

The blade is a Spyderco Chicago that I just finished with an acid etch and stonewash. It was in parts and I figured being the blade is only 2" I would be wise to do it blade only. I'm not sure I could even get the tip right if it were assembled. I'll have to pop it in the vise and look see.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: DIY: Repeatablity Tool 1 year 3 months ago #11595

  • wickededge
  • wickededge's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 1789
  • Thank you received: 648
  • Karma: 92
Great post Larry, really nice idea! Thanks for sharing it.
--Clay Allison
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: SWFLholsters

Re: DIY: Repeatablity Tool 1 year 3 months ago #11598

  • BobNash
  • BobNash's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Gold Boarder
  • Posts: 165
  • Thank you received: 63
  • Karma: 84
Hey Larry Welcome to the forum - great idea. I think I've got one of those triangles around here that has been gathering dust - now I have a use for it!!! :cheer:

Now just to find it, with the move to a new warehouse/office space I don't know where a lot of things went...:blink:
Some of the edges I've sharpened on the WE
www.oldawan.com
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
505-570-2040 (mobile and office)
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: DIY: Repeatablity Tool 1 year 3 months ago #11605

  • PhilipPasteur
  • PhilipPasteur's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Phil
  • Posts: 944
  • Thank you received: 233
  • Karma: 66
Great idea Larry...

I have been attempting to use the same method... with mixed success... because I did not cut the notch out.

Getting the Dremel out now...

Where did you find the scale for the larger triangle?

Welcome!
Phil

MAX 2001-2013
Hoping there is that bridge!
I miss you Buddy!
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: DIY: Repeatablity Tool 1 year 3 months ago #11606

  • SWFLholsters
  • SWFLholsters's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 7
  • Thank you received: 5
  • Karma: 0
PhilipPasteur wrote:
Great idea Larry...

Where did you find the scale for the larger triangle?

Welcome!

Thanks for the warm welcome guys. :)

Phil, I just scanned a cutting rule and taped it onto the triangle. I pulled the scan into PaintShop Pro to flip the image and rearrange the numbers so they would be in the proper orientation on the right side of the triangle.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: DIY: Repeatablity Tool 1 year 3 months ago #11607

  • PhilipPasteur
  • PhilipPasteur's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Phil
  • Posts: 944
  • Thank you received: 233
  • Karma: 66
Hmmm.
Maybe I can talk you into sending me the file??
:)
Phil

MAX 2001-2013
Hoping there is that bridge!
I miss you Buddy!
The administrator has disabled public write access.
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
Time to create page: 0.156 seconds