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by Bill DeShivs
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: S.M. Co Repair & Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: S.M. Co Repair & Restoration

Glad everyone likes the work.
Thom- I have premium horn here. Very little of it looks like 1950s horn. It's cow horn.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: S.M. Co Repair & Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: S.M. Co Repair & Restoration

JimBrown257 wrote:Looks good. What was done to fix the stretched out sear hole?


Laser welding.
BTW- the holes aren't actually stretched, they are worn.
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: S.M. Co Repair & Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: S.M. Co Repair & Restoration

Thank you. Glad you like it.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: The blade don't close all the way in i think
Replies: 18
Views: 270

Re: The blade don't close all the way in i think

The blade can be lowered in the well, but it will cost money. I don't think it's worth doing it-at least until the tip is peeking higher.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: The blade don't close all the way in i think
Replies: 18
Views: 270

Re: The blade don't close all the way in i think

Regardless, there is probably nothing you can do to lower it-unless the rivets are loose.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: The blade don't close all the way in i think
Replies: 18
Views: 270

Re: The blade don't close all the way in i think

As long as the tip is below the liners, the knife is fine.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: buffer recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: buffer recommendation

Be very careful. Never present the work to the wheel in a manner that could cause it to be grabbed by the wheel.
Slower buffers are much less dangerous than fast ones, too.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: buffer recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: buffer recommendation

Experimentation is your friend.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Brand new A.G.A Campolin ring pull with poor fitting?!
Replies: 33
Views: 1627

Re: Brand new A.G.A Campolin ring pull with poor fitting?!

Technically, it's illegal to import ANY part for an automatic knife.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: buffer recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: buffer recommendation

I'll do the best I can. Sewn muslin for general work. Loose muslin for final polish. I like 6" to 8" wheels for general work, but smaller wheels come in very handy. Using smaller buffs effectively slows the surface speed of your buffer down- so if you have a 3600 buffer, use 4" wheels...
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: buffer recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: buffer recommendation

1750 RPM is the most useful. 3600 RPM will move a lot of metal, fast-but there is little room for error. I would watch Ebay for a Baldor dental polishing lathe. They are used with tapered spindles so that you can change buffs easily. Most are 2 speed 1725/3600 RPM. They can be had for around $125-$1...
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: S.M. Co Italy
Replies: 29
Views: 1047

Re: S.M. Co Italy

Sorry about the pictures.
Things have been hectic around here for the last couple of months, and my buddy's laser welder went down.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: MY LEVERLETTO
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: MY LEVERLETTO

Thanks, Tom.
That's exactly what I designed it for!
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Behind the tables at the knife show
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Behind the tables at the knife show

Atlanta has plenty of vintage knives-enough that you can spend 3 days just looking at them.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Springs please
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Springs please

Almost all of the old autos used separate springs. Few do today.

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