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  1. Jonathanbradshaw

    boring axe-stuff...

    Jake thanks so much for the explanation. I understand now.
  2. Jonathanbradshaw

    boring axe-stuff...

    Jake I think what I’m calling a langet you’re calling a lug. The way I know how to make an axe the material spreads to both the top and bottom of the eye. What you’ve shown here the material only spreads below the eye and is flat at the top of the axe. Are you saying this was done with a ball peen? I use a fuller for the set downs and then spread the eye area with a cross peen.
  3. Jonathanbradshaw

    Bader B2 wheel change

    I bought 2" contact wheels from usaknifemaker to replace the alluminum wheels on the flat platen of my Bader B2. I just tried to swap them out and to my surprise when I removed the bolt that I thought was holding a wheel on it was short a does not run through the wheel. Has anyone replaced these wheels before or have any idea how to remove them?
  4. Jonathanbradshaw

    Advice on Air Compressors

    I recently bought a compressor too. The thing that kept coming up when I was looking at which one to buy was CFM. The recommendation was to determine how much air the tools you plan to use require and make sure the compressor can provide it. So, what tools do you want to use and how much air do they require?
  5. Jonathanbradshaw

    Good inexpensive wood rasp set?

    I have one of those Shinto rasps. I've never used it on a knife handle, but it is excellent at removing wood and does not gouge.
  6. Jonathanbradshaw

    Knife makers vise (wip)

    Looks good. What size is the smaller pipe the the knife goes in?
  7. Jonathanbradshaw

    My hydraulic press plans

    Do these 5-7 ton splitters have enough force and speed to be useful as a press? I'm asking mostly from curiosity since I just finished making one of the air over hydraulic mini presses.
  8. Jonathanbradshaw

    My Mini Hydraulic Press

    I finally got my press frame welded up. I have not made the attachment for the dies yet. How are people locking the die plates in for the slide in method like pictured above? Does this require a screw or will a drop in pin suffice?
  9. Jonathanbradshaw

    symetrical axe wrap

    I agree. That is an excellent article. I especially appreciated the details about determine the eye/poll size and making a drift.
  10. Jonathanbradshaw

    My Mini Hydraulic Press

    Can you link to the pedal you purchased?
  11. Jonathanbradshaw

    My Mini Hydraulic Press

    Thanks for the feedback. I was planning on reinforcing the critical welds with bolts and then got to thinking, "If I am using bolts anyway do I need to weld it at all?" I'll stick with the original plan of weld plus bolts. And I certainly will not be trying to press steel cold. I am mostly looking at trying to use this to punch eyes for axes and hammers.
  12. Jonathanbradshaw

    My Mini Hydraulic Press

    First post. Sorry to drag up an old thread. I am preparing to build one of these presses. I plan on using 1/4" wall 2" square tube for the frame and 2" x 3/8" for the guides on the ram. I wanted to ask for feedback from the builders that used bolts to make the top bar moveable. How has this design held up in the long run? I am also wondering if anyone has built a version of this that is entirely bolted together, instead of welded. The 1/4" wall that I am using is at the upper limit of my welder so I am considering reinforcing all of the welded joints with 5/8" grade 8 bolts. Thoughts?