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Here's my main workbench. I'd like to say that it's usually cleaner than this, but it isn't! Mainly an assortment of files, punches, and other hand tools. The black box is a Personalizer Plus, which I got last year after my original Etch-O-Matic died. The parts bins on the right side of the bench mainly hold folder parts and extra drill bits / reamers, and the yellow parts bins above the bench are for folders in progress.





Pegboard on which I keep master knife patterns and blades both ready for heat treat and just back from heat treat and ready to finish. I have two sets of Optivisors, one 2X and one maximum magnification (I forget what the magnification is on them, and I'm afraid to look. My eyes aren't what they used to be!) The orange handled steel is a slick - no abrasive and no grooves. It will do a nice job of keeping your knives sharp between sessions on the bench stone.





All my knives get sharpened on the Norton Tri-hone, which features 12" long stones in an oil bath - just rotate the stone you want to the top and it comes up already oiled and ready for use. I removed the two silicon carbide stones and replaced them with hard Arkansas and soft Arkansas stones. After trying several soft Arkansas stones and being dissatisfied with the quality of them, I had Smith's Whetstones (the only company left that has access to high quality Novaculite deposits, it seems) custom cut a soft Arkansas to fit. Expensive, but worth it.





Grante surface plate and height gauge. I use the surface plate for sanding things flat and for checking the flatness of blades and scales. The two red and black clamps to the left are for clamping down blades for finishing the flats.





The long bench. Visible past the red and black clamps are a Panavise, used for all sorts of things, and a blade vise used to clamp the blade in while finishing the handle.
The blue bins are used to store parts of orders (scales, guards, etc.) while the blades are out for heat treat. The bottom shelf contains steel, brass, and handle materials.






My wood and Micarta cutting bandsaw and a variable speed disk grinder from Tru-Grit, both hooked up to a dust collector. The handle of my Kydex press is peeking out at the right of the photo.





My pride and joy, a Hardcore variable speed super smooth two wheel grinder. All my blade bevels are ground on this.





To the right of the Hardcore, a Square Wheel three wheel grinder. My first 2X72 grinder, and still a workhorse. Single speed, though I have slowed it down by replacing the drive wheel.





A blade being fileworked in the Panavise.





My metal cutting bandsaw. This started out life as a wood cutting bandsaw, but I used pulleys and belts to slow the blade speed way down for metal. Don't try this at home...





A 3/4 HP Baldor buffer. This was actually the first piece of power equipment I got (yes, even before a drill press!) I ground blades on it using a Cone-Lok drum sander, which used abrasive strips. It was slow, but it worked.





Two drill presses and a Sherline mini-mill. I use the mill mainly for slotting guards and for milling the offset radius on locking folders. I used to have three drill presses, but I had to bump one to make room for the mill.





The beast! My Oneida dust collector. Ideally, this should be located in a separate room, but I don't have one. I wear hearing protection whenever this is on. My bead blasting cabinet is to the left.





An assortment of belts hang by an exaust fan I installed. I have more belts on a rack behind the drill press table.





Hung up behind my grinders. Read it, learn it, live it...





My lighting. I'm an electrical wizard...




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