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2 pizza cutters done [Mar. 30th, 2012|02:35 am]
Doug Ayen
Last week, I didn't manage to finish a project for Thursday. To of make up for that, I finished off two pizza cutters today. Details and pics behind the cut.


The damascus wheel, l6 & O1, has no hamon, which wasn't unexpected; the w2 wheel has a hamon, but no pattern welding. I decided on a simple teardrop handle, Ebony for the W2 wheel, zebrawood for the L6/O1.

Both wheels could use a bit more polish, the bearings (sintered bronze) are a bit tight, but should wear in, and one of the axels is off enough I might just replace it, but on the whole I think I can call these two complete.

I'm exhausted; I put in some 12 hours today on these, trying to get something to show off for tomorrow's hammer-in, but I'm glad I got these done.

Oh, here's some pics:






Now, to bed.
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[User Picture]From: perspicuity
2012-03-30 06:44 am (UTC)
cool. any details on the bear/interface?

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[User Picture]From: blackanvil
2012-03-30 07:42 am (UTC)
The bearings are pretty stock oil impregnated sintered bronze, I have a box full of such bearings, and just picked through them until I had ones that fit in the holes in the blades. The axles are machined from 3/8" 315 stainless hex stock, the same is true of the nuts. I was worried about friction between the blade and the axle flange/shaft, and thought about getting some teflon washers, but they don't seem to be needed. I may play with other bearing designs later, but this seems to work OK.

Yeah, I know I said I was going to bed, but I encountered some insomnia.
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[User Picture]From: tamidon
2012-03-30 12:13 pm (UTC)
very nice indeed
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[User Picture]From: ceo
2012-03-30 03:41 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous!
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