The course goes from Friday night until Sunday Afternoon, a very packed 20 hours.
Friday night focus on getting an overview of the process of making a tactical knife, looking at design and material selection and a shop tour. The knife dimensions will need to fit in a piece of steel 50 x 250mm.
Saturday starts early marking out the blade on a steel blank. The blades are then rougly cut out before being profiled on the grinder. After making the blades flat on the surface grinder, the bevels are ground in. After various grits on the linisher, the blades are ready for hand sanding to get all the scratches out. By the end of the day, both blades are edge hardened and put in the oven overnight to temper.
Sunday begins with work on cutting out the G10 blade scales, drilling holes and grinding to shape. Tangs are tapped to take the scale screws. The blades are then cleaned up for either a cerakote or stone washed finish. Finally the knives are assembled and sharpened.
You make two blades so you reinforce the lessons as we go. Our job is to guide, instruct and help you recover from any mistakes.
You will enjoy it and have two amazing knives to show off.
Cost includes: Tuition, insurance, materials, use of tools, workshop consumables, safety gear, morning and afternoon tea, photo USB.
Need to bring: Lunch, appropriate clothing and covered footwear
|Event date||29-09-2017 7:00 pm|
|Event End Date||01-10-2017 6:00 pm|
|Location||Tharwa Valley Forge|