I'll try anything once, right?
After a few emails, we made sure we were speaking the same language, and I got to work. I had to work quick, because my day job popped an emergency on me, and if I wanted Ralph to get his iron in a reasonable amount of time, I had to get it done fast.
|A special width of .207". It's 3/16" thick, 3 1/2 long, A2 tool steel. The sides of the iron are beveled at 2 degrees...and that's the tricky bit...|
|Now...in order to make the blade, I decided to make a fixture. This is so that I can repeat the 2 degree side bevels. It is also set up to clamp different blade widths beyond the .207" blade. This pic is from the final step of making the fixture.|
|The completed fixture. The bottom of the fixture is milled at a 2 degree angle. With the blade clamped inside, the mill will cut the angle with no further input from me. Stable and repeatable.|
Thanks, Ralph, for another opportunity!!!