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by BOOMER52
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: request
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

There ya go... I told you I could be wrong...!
by BOOMER52
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Making of a CNC'd Endura Scale...
Replies: 40
Views: 8135

How sharp/high are the ridges on those scales? Does it feel like the PPT? Are there any other patterns that you have, maybe some dimples, like on the tuff. It be really cool if you could put the :spyder: symbol instead of the simple circle dimples but I am guessing that you would need permission. W...
by BOOMER52
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Making of a CNC'd Endura Scale...
Replies: 40
Views: 8135

bh49 wrote:Nice job. I am wondering how log does it take to make a pair of scales considering 6 separate operations
The only operation I wrote the time down for was the Anso fluting operation... that was 31:16. As a guess I'd say the remaining operations add 10 minutes with tool changes and all.
by BOOMER52
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: request
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

I'm not certain he meant a spoon... I believe he used 'tea spoon' in reference to the size of the damascus knife he was wanting. More than likely French is his native language. I could be wrong on both accounts...
by BOOMER52
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Making of a CNC'd Endura Scale...
Replies: 40
Views: 8135

Yeah... pulled a Homer Simpson with the pics... DOH...!!!

I edited and attached...! Enjoy!
by BOOMER52
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Making of a CNC'd Endura Scale...
Replies: 40
Views: 8135

The toxic green and black layered G10 arrived from Alpha Knife so I ran the machining files for the G10 Endura scales. The knife's owner wanted a texture pattern that would really display the color layered G10. He chose the small Anso pattern for that. The machining went flawlessly! I can now includ...
by BOOMER52
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Making of a CNC'd Endura Scale...
Replies: 40
Views: 8135

There are some knife modders out there who take the easy way out when dealing with nested liners... and use a liner on the scales. Say, imagine a 1mm thick piece of G-10 where all you have to do is trace and cut out where the liner is... then sandwich it together when putting the knife back togethe...
by BOOMER52
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Making of a CNC'd Endura Scale...
Replies: 40
Views: 8135

I assume you are using a G-10 Endura as your base. The main difference between the FRN and the G-10 models is that the FRN Endura has nested liners for which you'd also need cuts on the opposite side of the scales. The G-10 Endura has flat liners (with holes), and should work with what you have pic...
by BOOMER52
Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Making of a CNC'd Endura Scale...
Replies: 40
Views: 8135

cont... The Making of a CNC'd Endura Scale...

The sixth image is the result of the profiling operation. [ATTACH]21629[/ATTACH] This seventh image shows the scales with the waste material removed... [ATTACH]21630[/ATTACH] And the eighth is a perspective PREVIEW of the machined scales... [ATTACH]21631[/ATTACH] This last image is a photorealistic ...
by BOOMER52
Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Making of a CNC'd Endura Scale...
Replies: 40
Views: 8135

The Making of a CNC'd Endura Scale...

I've been tasked with creating machining files for the Endura model... a knife I was not familiar with. Working strictly from the provided scales (both the G10 and the FRN Enduras) I've scanned and measured all the necessary data points to input into my CAD application. The first image is a screen s...
by BOOMER52
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: An FRN Endura MOD idea...
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Yeah... customer didn't like it either. Just some wasted time at the keyboard... no G10 was harmed in the making...! :D
by BOOMER52
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: An FRN Endura MOD idea...
Replies: 4
Views: 854

An FRN Endura MOD idea...

I'm presently working on a few Endura's... one G10 and three FRN models... all of them scale and backspacer jobs. While doing the CAD work for the nested liners I got the idea that there really is no need to adhere strictly to the OEM profile in areas where the operation of the knife is unaffected. ...
by BOOMER52
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show your mods!
Replies: 3088
Views: 1000650

These are two of my most recent Manix 2 mod jobs... scales only swap using all the original hardware. With a mod job you have to make a decision as to the location of the pocket clip. It wouldn't look good to have machined pockets in multiple locations so both of these are tip up/right hand carry. T...
by BOOMER52
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show your mods!
Replies: 3088
Views: 1000650

After designing and building my CNC router I thought I'd do some scale work with G10 and such. This is a small Anso pattern in tan, olive drab & black urban camo on my Manix 2.

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by BOOMER52
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show your mods!
Replies: 3088
Views: 1000650

After designing and building a CNC router I thought to use it to machine custom scales. Here's a Manix 2 with a small Anso pattern in tan, olive drab, & black urban camo G10. BOOMER52 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mica17/8311441201/sizes/l/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mica17/831143989...

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