Really liked the look of the blade with the Smoked Eucalyptus outers! Ditto the Japanese blades with the square upper profile and fatter bottom third -- good job! 🙂 The last two actually remind me a lot of a blade I make that has Vic Ash outers - your version however is far more angular and looks awesome.
If you like trying out eucalypts in a blade, I strongly suggest you give Queensland Walnut a try as an outer ply -- it's not a true walnut, and it's not cheap stuff to buy... but looks highly similar to walnut, It's just gorgeous wood, and makes for a bloody fantastic outer ply on a blade! Hard, stiff and with a really lovely super-crisp feeling to it. 😁😁 Teams brilliantly with harder, faster, chinese-style rubbers like a H3, B2 or a Loki Rxton 3 in Blue topsheet (Pardon the fanboi rant, but Aussie TT woods are very much my thing, and you had me drooling with that smoked eucalyptus number).
Great work -- respect! 👍 Keep it up.
It's well worth it - especially if you use nitrocellulose lacquer to seal it instead of polyurethane. The grain comes up beautifully.Thanks for the compliment and thank you for the suggestion, I will be sure to give it a try whenever I get a chance!
It's well worth it - especially if you use nitrocellulose lacquer to seal it instead of polyurethane. The grain comes up beautifully.
Quick tip - if you're going to use/cut Queensland Walnut, don't do so with a brand new and really sharp blade. The wood has a high silica content and will blunt your saw blades very quickly.
I recommend using a blade closer to the end of its life instead. Naturally you get a better cut with a new blade, but after Queensland Walnut has had a go at it, it won't be sharp for long. Best keep your sharper blades for your softer woods as you get more use out of them.
Very true! Only ever made the one Zylon blade myself, but that was enough to completely wreck my (admittedly already worn) bandsaw blade completely.I have a few woods that do that, thanks for the tip, but none of them come closer to zylon when it comes to blunting blades 😅.
Mám pár dřev, které to dělají, díky za tip, ale žádné se zylonu nepřibližuje, pokud jde o otupení čepelí 😅.
I could. Please send me an email: [email protected]I would need to make a stiff but slow blade. If I were to have a blade made to order from you, could you advise me on the composition or type of glue and thickness? I like synthetic insoles, but they are mostly used for fast blades. Do you have experience making this type of blade?
Hello, what is izana-carbon? How is it different from ALC and ZLC? And how is it different from the W968? Regards.