Bearing Forged Into Fine Woodworking Tool (Inner Race)

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Recycling a ball bearing inner race into a classy woodworking tool!
Once again this tough steels proves to be a great choice for tools.
I am a novice when it comes to blacksmithing so no worries, easy techniques and common machines.

Index of operation and materials:
0:34 Hot cutting race and
1:12 Flattening the lip of the bearing race
1:33 Isolating tang material
1:48 Drawing out tang
2:16 Hot cutting top part so I have less to grind later
2:26 Normalizing x3
2:41 Hardening
3:01 Cleaning scales so I can see tempering colors
3:11 Tempering
3:34 Grinding shoulder with angle grinder
4:10 Cleaning transition between tang and tool
4:40 Smoothing with flap wheel disc on drill
5:06 Grinding into shape with 2×72 belt grinder
6:14 Hand sanding up to 1200 grit
6:50 Polishing with cotton wheel and fine polishing compound
7:35 Making fuller with copper pipe cap
8:00 Turning handles of mystery wood
9:18 Drilling 5mm hole for tang
9:41 Cutting off excess handle with bandsaw
9:48 Cleaning badsaw cut with slack part of 2×72 belt grinder
10:05 White mineral oil
10:16 Press fitting fuller
10:31 Refining tang shape and measurements
10:54 Driving tang in handle with press fit
11:13 Honing edges with belt strop.

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Black Beard Projects says:

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Amr Amin says:

Sincerest salutations for a truly magnificent video

Ivan Elesin says:


Narciso41 says:

Excelente trabalho. Merece muitos likes

MrKunal says:

Super restoring craftsmanship…

Кулик Назарій says:


Team EnVyUs08, ssCrazy_Bleach says:

Nice video bro!!! 🙂

Александр Пупынин says:

Молодец мужик ! Главное без болтовни ! 👍👍👍

Sk Lal says:

Fantastic brother

Mazary Korn says:


StepCorn Grumbleteats says:

Beautiful Craftsmanship ! Thanks for showing your range of skill, it gives a platonic ideal to aim for.

NoJusticeNoPeace says:

Or you could buy one on eBay for ten bucks.

Csykes Forge says:

Keep that high carbon steel hot not red u risk cracking ur work, and I love it

Volodia Lukyanov says:

Yes, sir, I want to say you: Awesome video thanks of course!!! I've subscribed. And With Respect (friendship) From Russia Sir!!!!
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MKA MiddleEast says:

<3 Love ur work. Keep it up 😀

Lorenzo Casanova says:

I love restoration videos please do more of these!

Mark Burgess says:

Great job, I'll have to try that sometime down the road, maybe this winter. Those bearing races are high carbon steel so that should last you a good long time. What diamater was the bearing you used?

SAT says:

do you have any other part of your body to shape, because i think you have shaved all of them xd

Waya Wolf says:

Should be some good steel. Especially if its an older Timkin bearing race.

Z MS says:

Повторюсь – вы мастер!

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