Bearing Forged Into Fine Woodworking Tool

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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 2×72 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.

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Black Beard Projects says:

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DigitalKiwi14 says:

nice tool and handles came out nice, but waste if a bearing. Much better steel out there, oh, and your legs are gonna itch like fuck when that hair grows back.



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Abideen Turky عابدین ترکی says:

Awesome Excellent productions rajasthan
Thanks for uploading and sharing your experience with your followers on YouTube today

Lisa G says:


LeonitasMaximus says:

Survive the apocalypse with this new Zombie killer. Sneak up from behind and…. well you know.

Stephen Box says:

That there is some hard metal, hard as a Preachers Dong! You do know using the word Blacksmith is Racest! Hell no one under 55 knows what a Draw Blade is for? You may as well go ahead and shave that other lagg to match the other one! Hey l know a few women right here on YouTube needs one of them, theys hairy as hell…everywhere!

Sammy Spaniel says:

It's one thing to make it look good but it's an entirely different thing to make it function well. A+

Jason Fernandez says:

Beautiful work, friend! Now let's see a video of creating something from wood using that knife as your primary shaping tool!

That Old Bob says:

Good idea,well done I can appreciate it as I grew up in steelshop beside lots of foging. Congrat to the idea.
We used to make handles for hammers we made for ourselves, using the same tool.

LVC mtb says:

Nice video!

David Cortes says:

I love that wood cutting ASMR🤤

David Cortes says:

That leg slap though

Frog Lord says:

The manliest way to shave your legs

Joe Duruisseau says:

Idiot @ 8.50

Au Memes says:

I call it the "cutting towards yourself blade"

Rikairiify says:

Taking the plastic off. That's always the hard part. 😂😂

washietatonka says:

impressive man fur. Oh and nice draw knife too.


Very creative Bravo good work

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