My Knifemaking Shop

Shop Overview

 

Photos of my home garage knifemaking shop

Overall view of my home based knifemaking shop Left side overall view of the shop

 

Refurfished Rockwell band saw, buffer, KMG grinder Baldor Buffer & KMG grinder with Flat Grinding Platen

 

 

Refurfished Rockwell band saw, buffer, KMG grinder Baldor Buffer & KMG grinder with Flat Grinding Platen

 

The Lista Workbench Work bench and belt station, Tool box nearby

 

Huge fan to keep cool while working Misc. Home storage area

 

Industrial Fleck-stone finish on Concrete Floor

 

Equipment

Belt Grinder

The belt grinder is by-far my most usefull tool in the shop for knifemaking. My grinder is manufactured by Beaumont Metal Works and includes a flat platen, 8" wheel, and a small wheel attachment. It is driven by a 2 horsepower Baldor vaiable speed DC Motor. This photo is represenataion of the grinder, although it shows a continous speed motor with a pulley system to vary the belt speed.

Verticle Band Saw

I bought this Rockwell bandsaw (P/N 28-290, 28-295) at auction for way too much money, but went ahead refurbished it correctly since I'd already outlayed the cash. I purchased new Carter brand upper and lower blade guides along with new bearings, drive belt and other missing parts from The Saw Center, Inc. and Manhattan Supply Company (MSC).

I currently use this saw for all non-metal components. I have plans, and have already purchased components, including 2hp DC motor and a variable speed drive in order to convert the saw into a metal / wood cutting saw.

 

Tutorials

Electro-Etcher

A relatively inexpensive way to add your maker's mark to your finished blade, is by using a home built eletro-etcher. The following page includes a wiring schematic and photos of a finished, homemade electroetcher.

Jump to the Electro-Etcher Web Page

 

 

This page was last modified on Sunday, 09-Dec-2012 23:26:23 CST

 

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