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And so it begins.... (My adventures into Alox!)

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Re: And so it begins.... (My adventures into Alox!)
Reply #4290 on: November 04, 2016, 04:51:46 AM
Oh now that diamond texture is SWEET! :tu:
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Reply #4291 on: November 05, 2016, 12:16:35 PM
Diamond textured compact deluxe tinker!

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Those scales look awesome, they really do, but have you considered aligning the diamond pattern the other way? I just think that it might look even better if the long side of the diamonds were aligned with the long side of the scale. Keep up the excellent work!


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Re: And so it begins.... (My adventures into Alox!)
Reply #4292 on: November 05, 2016, 12:32:17 PM
Syph - on the scales which are tumbled, but which have a protuding cross, do you polish the cross after tumbling? I've also seen some of your work with a protuding cross in copper - how do you do that? I understand how it works with the inset ones, but not the other type.
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Re: And so it begins.... (My adventures into Alox!)
Reply #4293 on: November 13, 2016, 03:06:50 PM
WOW!
I really like your CNC made scales. These look super professional made  :tu:  and are very beautiful!   :salute:


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Reply #4294 on: November 20, 2016, 09:49:50 PM
Here's something a bit different for me.  I did one with that light module and went through the process to make those goofy liners it needs from brass.











I really like the copper cross on this combined with the diamond texture scales.  First time Ive done this as well.
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Reply #4295 on: November 21, 2016, 02:04:21 AM
That is awesome looking Syph :drool: :like: :like: :like:


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Reply #4296 on: November 21, 2016, 03:02:05 AM
Very cool.  I like the scales :tu:

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Reply #4297 on: November 21, 2016, 05:06:23 AM
Been a while since I've posted, but I've kept up with this thread. Wowzers!  :tu: Amazing stuff! I know nothing about metal work or mills, but would it make sense to start producing your own combo openers, inline philips, technicians drivers to replace the hook backtool, bottle openers that could fit opposite the small blade on a 91mm, etc....basically any tool that doesn't need sharpening and doesn't have moving parts? Seems way easier than what you did to make the scales and brass magnifying glass
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Re: And so it begins.... (My adventures into Alox!)
Reply #4298 on: November 21, 2016, 05:11:13 AM
...maybe engrave a dope Syph logo, or order number in to the openers?!?


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Reply #4299 on: November 21, 2016, 02:30:22 PM
Here is my Syph custom "Inventor" (large blade, awl, flat head, 3D phillips, metal saw/file in 93mm titanium scales) with new scales affixed.  The scales already had some pocket time when these were taken so a few little scratches.  Also, I lost one of the screws in the workshop while changing scales so there is one I had as a replacement.  I'll have to talk to Bob about getting some spares so it looks right.

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The backs of the scales are pocketed.  They are the same ones pictured earlier in the thread.  I managed to persuade Bob to let them come to the west coast.  I'll take some better pictures on one of my next outings.

Hey Robert.

You only have these scales in blue at the moment?
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Re: And so it begins.... (My adventures into Alox!)
Reply #4300 on: November 21, 2016, 04:05:04 PM
Hey Robert.

You only have these scales in blue at the moment?

I'm not Robert, but I believe the light blue is the easiest color to anodize titanium consistently,  which is probably why it shows up more often.  It also happens to be the perfect color for me, which works out nicely.


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Re: And so it begins.... (My adventures into Alox!)
Reply #4301 on: November 21, 2016, 05:36:14 PM
Hey Robert.

You only have these scales in blue at the moment?

I'm not Robert, but I believe the light blue is the easiest color to anodize titanium consistently,  which is probably why it shows up more often.  It also happens to be the perfect color for me, which works out nicely.

Blue and purple are the easiest.  The only other distinct colors are bronze and green.  I havent tried etching yet to get a good green.
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Reply #4302 on: November 21, 2016, 05:37:23 PM
Been a while since I've posted, but I've kept up with this thread. Wowzers!  :tu: Amazing stuff! I know nothing about metal work or mills, but would it make sense to start producing your own combo openers, inline philips, technicians drivers to replace the hook backtool, bottle openers that could fit opposite the small blade on a 91mm, etc....basically any tool that doesn't need sharpening and doesn't have moving parts? Seems way easier than what you did to make the scales and brass magnifying glass

I am working on my own pocket knife / MT design based on feeback about what people want in a tool.  :D
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Re: And so it begins.... (My adventures into Alox!)
Reply #4303 on: November 21, 2016, 07:09:58 PM
Been a while since I've posted, but I've kept up with this thread. Wowzers!  :tu: Amazing stuff! I know nothing about metal work or mills, but would it make sense to start producing your own combo openers, inline philips, technicians drivers to replace the hook backtool, bottle openers that could fit opposite the small blade on a 91mm, etc....basically any tool that doesn't need sharpening and doesn't have moving parts? Seems way easier than what you did to make the scales and brass magnifying glass

I am working on my own pocket knife / MT design based on feeback about what people want in a tool.  :D

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Reply #4304 on: November 21, 2016, 07:16:02 PM
Been a while since I've posted, but I've kept up with this thread. Wowzers!  :tu: Amazing stuff! I know nothing about metal work or mills, but would it make sense to start producing your own combo openers, inline philips, technicians drivers to replace the hook backtool, bottle openers that could fit opposite the small blade on a 91mm, etc....basically any tool that doesn't need sharpening and doesn't have moving parts? Seems way easier than what you did to make the scales and brass magnifying glass

I am working on my own pocket knife / MT design based on feeback about what people want in a tool.  :D

Awesome :cheers: You already have a pretty good database of info like this I imagine as well :tu:  Can't wait to see what you come up with Syph :o :like: :like: :like:


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Re: And so it begins.... (My adventures into Alox!)
Reply #4305 on: November 21, 2016, 07:52:17 PM
Been a while since I've posted, but I've kept up with this thread. Wowzers!  :tu: Amazing stuff! I know nothing about metal work or mills, but would it make sense to start producing your own combo openers, inline philips, technicians drivers to replace the hook backtool, bottle openers that could fit opposite the small blade on a 91mm, etc....basically any tool that doesn't need sharpening and doesn't have moving parts? Seems way easier than what you did to make the scales and brass magnifying glass

I am working on my own pocket knife / MT design based on feeback about what people want in a tool.  :D

Awesome :cheers: You already have a pretty good database of info like this I imagine as well :tu:  Can't wait to see what you come up with Syph :o :like: :like: :like:
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Reply #4306 on: November 21, 2016, 10:40:59 PM
Been a while since I've posted, but I've kept up with this thread. Wowzers!  :tu: Amazing stuff! I know nothing about metal work or mills, but would it make sense to start producing your own combo openers, inline philips, technicians drivers to replace the hook backtool, bottle openers that could fit opposite the small blade on a 91mm, etc....basically any tool that doesn't need sharpening and doesn't have moving parts? Seems way easier than what you did to make the scales and brass magnifying glass

I am working on my own pocket knife / MT design based on feeback about what people want in a tool.  :D


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Reply #4307 on: November 22, 2016, 05:21:38 AM
Hey Robert.

You only have these scales in blue at the moment?

I'm not Robert, but I believe the light blue is the easiest color to anodize titanium consistently,  which is probably why it shows up more often.  It also happens to be the perfect color for me, which works out nicely.

Blue and purple are the easiest.  The only other distinct colors are bronze and green.  I havent tried etching yet to get a good green.

Runs off to searh old posts for a picture of a purple tilox.
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Reply #4308 on: November 22, 2016, 06:26:20 AM
I had done a shaded bronze to light-blue pattern once to show what was easy to obtain without professional tools :

Green and pink need higher voltage and surface etching

And blue looks much better than bronze :



Many reasons to make blue anodized SAKs, right ?
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Reply #4309 on: November 22, 2016, 04:31:26 PM
Hey Robert.

You only have these scales in blue at the moment?

I'm not Robert, but I believe the light blue is the easiest color to anodize titanium consistently,  which is probably why it shows up more often.  It also happens to be the perfect color for me, which works out nicely.

Blue and purple are the easiest.  The only other distinct colors are bronze and green.  I havent tried etching yet to get a good green.

Runs off to searh old posts for a picture of a purple tilox.

Noone has asked for purple yet so Ive only made blue.  I will do a purple set today for a comparison.  I need a pic of both blue and purple anyhow.
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Reply #4310 on: November 22, 2016, 04:37:40 PM
Hey Robert.

You only have these scales in blue at the moment?

I'm not Robert, but I believe the light blue is the easiest color to anodize titanium consistently,  which is probably why it shows up more often.  It also happens to be the perfect color for me, which works out nicely.

Blue and purple are the easiest.  The only other distinct colors are bronze and green.  I havent tried etching yet to get a good green.

Runs off to searh old posts for a picture of a purple tilox.

Noone has asked for purple yet so Ive only made blue.  I will do a purple set today for a comparison.  I need a pic of both blue and purple anyhow.


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Reply #4311 on: November 22, 2016, 04:45:41 PM
Hey Robert.

You only have these scales in blue at the moment?

I'm not Robert, but I believe the light blue is the easiest color to anodize titanium consistently,  which is probably why it shows up more often.  It also happens to be the perfect color for me, which works out nicely.

Blue and purple are the easiest.  The only other distinct colors are bronze and green.  I havent tried etching yet to get a good green.

Runs off to searh old posts for a picture of a purple tilox.

Noone has asked for purple yet so Ive only made blue.  I will do a purple set today for a comparison.  I need a pic of both blue and purple anyhow.


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Reply #4312 on: November 22, 2016, 10:01:34 PM
I am really enjoying the heavily tumbled TI with the copper cross.  A quick question or two - can you use the magnifying glass from a donor knife with the older type grey plastic and smaller 8x lenses or do you need the new, larger lense?  Also - can you mill the scale to accept the toothpick?


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Reply #4313 on: November 22, 2016, 10:48:19 PM
I am really enjoying the heavily tumbled TI with the copper cross.  A quick question or two - can you use the magnifying glass from a donor knife with the older type grey plastic and smaller 8x lenses or do you need the new, larger lense?  Also - can you mill the scale to accept the toothpick?

For the Ti scales Im trying a new option for T&T.  If I fit the existing thick tools that the plastic scales use Id have to have much thicker Ti.  So.. I got to thinking.  Might as well just make Ti T&T and then have them attached inside the scales and fold out to use. 

The old mag glass, glass was much smaller than the modern one so the frame I made wouldnt fit.   I have wondering if there is a place to get different magnification lenses ordered a specific diameter though as an upgrade.   I would love one strong enough to start a fire.
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Reply #4314 on: November 23, 2016, 12:30:11 AM
I am really enjoying the heavily tumbled TI with the copper cross.  A quick question or two - can you use the magnifying glass from a donor knife with the older type grey plastic and smaller 8x lenses or do you need the new, larger lense?  Also - can you mill the scale to accept the toothpick?

For the Ti scales Im trying a new option for T&T.  If I fit the existing thick tools that the plastic scales use Id have to have much thicker Ti.  So.. I got to thinking.  Might as well just make Ti T&T and then have them attached inside the scales and fold out to use. 

The old mag glass, glass was much smaller than the modern one so the frame I made wouldnt fit.   I have wondering if there is a place to get different magnification lenses ordered a specific diameter though as an upgrade.   I would love one strong enough to start a fire.
This all sounds most excellent Syph :tu:

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Reply #4315 on: November 23, 2016, 12:41:20 AM
I am really enjoying the heavily tumbled TI with the copper cross.  A quick question or two - can you use the magnifying glass from a donor knife with the older type grey plastic and smaller 8x lenses or do you need the new, larger lense?  Also - can you mill the scale to accept the toothpick?

For the Ti scales Im trying a new option for T&T.  If I fit the existing thick tools that the plastic scales use Id have to have much thicker Ti.  So.. I got to thinking.  Might as well just make Ti T&T and then have them attached inside the scales and fold out to use. 

The old mag glass, glass was much smaller than the modern one so the frame I made wouldnt fit.   I have wondering if there is a place to get different magnification lenses ordered a specific diameter though as an upgrade.   I would love one strong enough to start a fire.
This all sounds most excellent Syph :tu:

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Re: And so it begins.... (My adventures into Alox!)
Reply #4316 on: November 23, 2016, 09:41:39 AM
Here's something a bit different for me.  I did one with that light module and went through the process to make those goofy liners it needs from brass.

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I really like the copper cross on this combined with the diamond texture scales.  First time Ive done this as well.


How it the copper cross done, is it an inlay that is then polished after tumbling? I thought the 3D cross on those scales was part of the titanium scale itself, so not sure how the copper gets onto it?
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Reply #4317 on: November 23, 2016, 12:45:25 PM
Here's something a bit different for me.  I did one with that light module and went through the process to make those goofy liners it needs from brass.

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I really like the copper cross on this combined with the diamond texture scales.  First time Ive done this as well.


How it the copper cross done, is it an inlay that is then polished after tumbling? I thought the 3D cross on those scales was part of the titanium scale itself, so not sure how the copper gets onto it?

It's a solid piece of copper that goes through the scale.  I do that before I ma check one the texture.
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Reply #4318 on: November 23, 2016, 03:55:35 PM
Here's something a bit different for me.  I did one with that light module and went through the process to make those goofy liners it needs from brass.

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I really like the copper cross on this combined with the diamond texture scales.  First time Ive done this as well.


How it the copper cross done, is it an inlay that is then polished after tumbling? I thought the 3D cross on those scales was part of the titanium scale itself, so not sure how the copper gets onto it?

It's a solid piece of copper that goes through the scale.  I do that before I ma check one the texture.


I see, cool, so the copper doesn't get tumbled?
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Reply #4319 on: November 23, 2016, 05:33:42 PM
I have wondering if there is a place to get different magnification lenses ordered a specific diameter though as an upgrade.   I would love one strong enough to start a fire.

I don't think a stronger lens would help with that.  Ultimately they all focus sunlight to a point.  The problem is lack of area, it's not big enough to gather enough light.


 

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