Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

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Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

Post by Carter » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:27 am

The handle has been thinned down to Steve P's requested specs. Scale from the normalizing process has been ground off. If all is good with handle and profile, the next step will be to grind to about 60-70 percent of finished thickness before heat treating.

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Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

Post by Carter » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:58 pm

It has been a while, but I am starting to work on Sean's knife....Steve's is on hold for now.

Spot drilling the unhardened blade for the bolster pins....the spotting bits are very thick and short, so they will not bend or deflect...they are used to make the initial cuts so the drill bit used to drill to size will not wander.
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Drilling the 3/32" holes for the pins.
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Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

Post by nakneker » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:09 pm

😁😁😁

Fun!
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Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

Post by Carter » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:28 pm

Mock-up of the bolster, this is an old scrap piece of bolster material....just checking approximate size and location. The real bolster will be a carbon fiber with copper inlays.
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Laying out the holes in the handle for the Corby bolts.
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Drilling the 3/16" holes.
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Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

Post by nakneker » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:45 pm

Thanks for sharing Carter. This is a lot of fun for me!
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Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

Post by Jeff B » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:23 pm

Always cool to watch this as it happens.
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