We all know bearing are made of tough steels. See how I make a classy woodworking tool out of a ball bearing cage! I am a novice when it comes to blacksmithing so no worries, easy techniques and common machines.
Index of operation and materials: 0:18 Cutting a slot in the cage so it's easier to open 1:32 Flattening the lip of the bearing cage 2:17 Isolating handles material 2:59 Forging bevel 3:10 Drawing out handles 3:58 Bending handles 4:32 Hardening 4:58 Straightening in vise 5:15 Cleaning scales so I can see tempering colors 5:22 Tempering 6:00 Grinding into shape with 2x72 belt grinder 7:02 Rockwell test files. Hardness between 60 and 65 Rc 7:15 Polishing with cotton wheel and fine polishing compound(hand sanded off camera to 1200grit) 7:43 Turning handles of mystery wood 9:35 Drilling hole for tang. 5mm diameter and 11.5mm deep 10:10 Cutting off excess handle with bandsaw 10:29 Fitting and glueing fuller 10:43 White mineral oil on wood (hand sanded off camera to 320grit) 10:57 Refining tang shape and measurements 11:23 Driving in handles with press fit 11:51 Honing the edge with a belt strop. No secondary bevel.
Thanks a lot for watching, I hope you liked the video! Suggestions and comments are welcome. Leave a like and share to anyone who might be interested!
And be sure to subscribe and ring the bell if you are new here so you don't miss upcoming projects!