The idea of making a furnace that utilizes a fluidized particle bed principle for heat treating knives came to me some years ago, but only two years ago I and two of my friends started discussing the project and make moves toward producing a prototype. I chose Inconel 600 for the material for the chamber, as its working temperature up to 2000F allows to use it for heat treating both carbon and stainless steel. From material cost standpoint, this is not an economical way of
I have been working on a number of accessories that I would like to complement my knives with, and one of them is a walnut base for DMT Plate that can also double as a strop. DMT plate flat surface is ideal for attaching a felt strop (with magnetic backing). So in short, you get two products in one - a sharpening plate that doesn't need soaking or flattening and a strop.
WIP to show what it takes to make a base from a raw lumber to a finished product.
The process is as fo
Custom fitted wood sheath (saya) offerS the best protection for a kitchen knife. Wooden sayas don't leave marks on a contact with the metal as the plastic edge guards do, they are durable and when made from highly figured woods, they greatly compliment a knife aesthetically. Even as the knife's profile changes from years of sharpening and thinning, the knife will continue be secure in a sheath with a pin. The steps in making a saya are the following: - Splitting wood in