I'm not a weedI'll get Rach to have a go too I'll guide her through making her own blade, though knowing her she will be a weed and run from the sparks
Shameless Plug..... For anyone entering this comp i'll do a discount on blades should anyone want one to keep the costs within the limit. Can also supply handle materials and pins too
Excellent.......think I might be entering with another blade from Mr Budd then......Funny you should say that, I was about to make the same offer! irate: I can do shameless plugs too
Within budget I can do forged finished, ground/shiny and laminated blades (all depending on size and style ofcourse).
Also I have several group knifemaking courses and private tuition throughout the year, should anybody want to persue that avenue
Not sure yet. I could easily make a knife for less than £50 (even factoring in the greatest expense that is fuel). The question then is, if I do, what to make? Obviously I can't just make 'a knife', that would be too simpleWhy not
Are you entering too Dave?
Grind height and angle are interrelated. For a given thickness, one can be worked out from the other using trig. Calculations based on right-angled triangles are done using SOH-CAH-TOA. For this, TOA can be used - TOA means "the tangent of the angle is equal to the opposite divided by the adjacent". The opposite is the length of the side of the imagined r/a triangle that is opposite the angle we want to find, and the adjacent is the length of the side that meets the angle we want to find. The opposite and adjacent are the two sides that have the right angle between them.I have seen before on here (possibly by FYGT) a very good explanation of grind height and angles on the various thickness of blade ( this is 3 mm ) but I cant find it. Can anyone advise a good angle and height for a 3mm blade.