Friday, November 25, 2011

"Lock Bar Carbidizing"

Hello all,
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving?
Well, I'm at the shop today milling the outside profiles on the new Nebuli blades.
While they are cycling, I have 4 1/2 minutes of idle time.
I decided to multitask, and carbidize the lock bar faces on the Titanium frames.
Carbidizing puts a thin layer of carbide on to the Ti hence making it more wear resistant when the lock bar engages against the hardened S30V knife blade.
Here's a quick video of the process.
Kenn

8 comments:

eman said...

Kenn,

Thanks for sharing.

Hope you relaxed yesterday.

Thanks for all of your hard work on the Nebuli

John

Kenn Jordan Jr. said...

John,
Yeah, I had a nice day with the family, thanks for asking.

dcaston said...

Does this mean we're close?

Kenn Jordan Jr. said...

Darriel,
I'm a getting there.
Between yesterday & today I was able to machine the outside profile on all the blades.
Tomorrow I'll start the "Grind" operation.
It's gonna be a wicked long day, but I hope to complete that opp. as well.
Next, will be to add the angle for the lock bar engagement & drill, tap, and counter bore for the thumb disk. That will go pretty quick though.
So hopefully after next weekend I can send them off to heat treat that Monday.

localguy said...

Kenn, thank you for sharing this with us. :)

Kenn Jordan Jr. said...

You're welcome Steevens.

eman said...

I love watching the sparks fly!
Great vid!

thanks

John

Kenn Jordan Jr. said...

Gary,
Yeah if it wasn't for the sparks I doubt I would have posted the video.
They make a mundane process look cool...:)