Testing a new knife by carving a jack o' lantern .
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
|2"x72" Belt grinder 2hp|
Well it certainly has been a busy last few months what with the moving of my shop to a different floor in my building and a great deal of different orders from tool and die making to engraving .But the highlight for me has been the completion of my latest self built tool.
A knife makers belt grinder!
Many knife makers end up building their first grinder , usually as a cash saving measure some just for fun. In my case a bit of both.
Indeed it became apparent from the onset of the project that this task was not an easy one.
|Ready for heat treatment. Note the pile of steel wire from||the turning .|
|Turning down round barstock for a pulley mandrel.|
Monday, June 25, 2012
|Big game BG-42 custom hunter.|
Presenting an oldie , but goodie! All the way back in 2006 I made this knife for a discerning customer whom is also my friend. After much consideration he summed up specific requests for blade shape , handle design and engraving ,an order which I then set out to fill.
|The engraving , and back filing of the scales for the insets.|
But it still needed a sheath solid enough for a knife so sharp.
|Building the sheath.|
As my client wished the sheath was then wrapped in moose hide .
Hope you have enjoyed this vintage post !
Monday, April 2, 2012
The stainless steel Warrior ring!
I milled this ring out of a solid bar of 316 stainless steel , and proceeded to cover it with deeply relieved vine pattern engravings and a stippled background floor .
This ring was meant to be a solid heavy duty ring for the rugged type individual.
Being milled from one piece of stainless steel this is a ring that won't break on you nor will it tarnish.
The warrior ring . solid 316 stainless steel. Designed, milled , and engraved by Ray oak Hyder
Copy Right all rights reserved Photo : Ray Hyder
Availability : SOLD .
Another one can be made in a similar fashion upon request.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Thought I would share a piece I had made a while ago with you.
There are money clips of all sorts and fashions , and indeed some might say they are going out of fashion but a money clip can be useful for those eating out in cash only restaurants and bars.
Here is a money clip I made for a fellow out of Stainless steel.
For the design I chose a simple vine scroll which I then engraved .
First lines , and then removing the background with a narrow chisel followed by chasing (hammering from above) the background with decorative tool marks .
I knew that good money clip needs to have a good snap. Without enough tension it serves little purpose quickly.
Of course it depends on how much of a high roller you are as for the correct spring adjustment.
This money clip was set to economizer.
Hope you've enjoyed this post !
Ray o. Hyder