3 Ways You Can Make a Knife

Walter Sorrells is a professional bladesmith and a YouTube knife maker. His channel focuses on teaching the processes of making knives and exposing the world to everything that is involved in the knife making process. Sorrells recently bought a PCNC 770 to help him produce and standardize his line of Tactix Armory knives.

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Knifemaking the Tormach Way

After an injury while serving time in the military, Phil Rose found himself delving into the world of knifemaking. His business, Phil Rose Knives, operates as a partnership between Phil and his father, and they use a Tormach PCNC 1100 to produce their custom knives.

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Tormach Owner Stories: Frankie Flood, Metalsmith and Studio Artist

Frankie Flood is an Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts and co-chair of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Department, where he teaches courses centered on using digital design and manufacturing tools like CAD, CAM, CNC machining, and 3D Printing in art and industrial design. Frankie's also a Studio Artist (check out his website here) and creates one-of-a-kind functional objects, often expressing his take on everyday kitchen tools like knives, forks, and teapots. His motorcycle-inspired pizza cutter designs are highly sought after by art collectors and professional chefs, including Mike Isabella (of  TV's Top Chef fame).  Here's the Video: [youtube]http://youtu.be/UPENgXamz2o[/youtube]  

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Tormach Owner Stories: Boss and Sons LLC

Boss and Sons, LLC is a small machine shop in Deforest, WI, focusing on prototyping and custom machined parts.  Owner Ariel Bolanos was nice enough to let us visit for a day and see what he's up to with his PCNC 1100 mill. [youtube]http://youtu.be/i8IvCfdgwtQ[/youtube] In case you have missed the previous Owner Story episodes, here they are:

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Milling Custom Knives and Titanium Handles

Although only twenty-two years old, Will Moon has been working with metal, tools, and CNC for nearly his entire life. Over the past few years, Moon focused his efforts into Will Moon Custom Knives, where he uses a Tormach PCNC 1100 to create high-end custom knives and scales.

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New Knifemaking Workshop for CNC

  On November 6-9, Tormach is offering something we think is absolutely unique—a specialty workshop taught by knifemaking experts John and Erik of Grimsmo Knives. Called “CNC for Knifemakers,” the 3.5 day class will be held in the Tormach workshop in Madison, Wisconsin.  Open to the first ten registrants, students will gain practical experience in CNC programming, machine control, and machining as they build The Tor, a fixed blade hunting knife designed specifically for the class (Tor is short for Tormach). Known for their popular “Knifemaking Tuesday” series on YouTube, John and Erik have been video documenting their journey making custom knives using a Tormach PCNC 1100. Students will leave the class with CNC techniques geared towards the craft of making high-end custom knives. [singlepic id=504 w=320 h=240 float=center]   Tormach will provide the raw materials to make one complete knife which students will take with them upon the completion of the course.

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