New blade machining fixture!

Nearly finished making a new clamping caul for the fixture I use to profile the blades!

When the bolts are fully tightened up it flattens out and applies all that spring force to hold down the steel near the tip so I can hopefully solve my chatter issues. If this doesn't work then I'll likely have to try vacuum clamping.

The caul is made from A2 tool steel and is just about to go in the kiln for hear treating up to spring hardness so that it will keep its shape for a long time to come!

Getting all this stuff sorted out really does take a lot of work!

#knifeclub #knifemaking #cnc #instamachinist

Photo by Aaron Gough on June 21, 2015.
See the original post and comments on Instagram