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Bill Harsey
04-24-2014, 08:41
Just wanted to check in and give a brief report, I have been grinding a fair number of blades here in the new shop which is less than two years old.

Yes new projects continue to be designed and are in the works. The new shop is just starting to feel "normal" to me.

First pic is of my "office" which is where my main belt grinder is set up for master bevels. That is a Harsey built machine.

2nd pic, Spartan Harsey Hunters main bevel grinding, done freehand by me.

3rd pic, same batch finished to 400 grit and ready to ship out (yesterday) to Spartan for their magic.

Bill Harsey
04-24-2014, 08:51
Sometimes this is my all day long point of view.
This is the 12 inch diameter contact wheel on the the belt grinder running at about 6000 SFPM (Surface Feet Per Minute) with a fast cutting 50 grit ceramic oxide abrasive belt.

The original 14 Yarboroughs were made on this grinder.

Go Devil
04-24-2014, 08:56
Bill, haven't seen your stuff in some time, glad to see your new shop is operational.

Bill Harsey
04-24-2014, 09:06
Bill, haven't seen your stuff in some time, glad to see your new shop is operational.

Building the new shop (replacing the one that was destroyed) and keeping everything together was all the fun I could ask for. It has been a bit of a challenge.

View in the shop window of the main work room. Big machines are in another room.

x SF med
04-24-2014, 10:16
Bill is that the same anti fatigue mat that was there when the shop was re-christened by Skip? The Chapel of Our Lady Of the Edged Weapons... still love the ring of that...

The Reaper
04-24-2014, 10:35
You have done a great job, Bill!

A visit is on my bucket list.

TR

PiterM
04-24-2014, 14:31
Looks good!

ErwinD
04-24-2014, 16:16
Looks great Bill, what did you end up doing with the tree branch? :)

Lan
04-24-2014, 16:38
Meticulous Mr. Harsey!

Bill Harsey
04-24-2014, 16:43
Looks great Bill, what did you end up doing with the tree branch? :)

Tree branch? You mean the 130 ft. of tree that weighed 30,000 lbs after it cut the shop in half?
We cut it up and burnt it.

swatsurgeon
04-24-2014, 18:48
Tree branch? You mean the 130 ft. of tree that weighed 30,000 lbs after it cut the shop in half?
We cut it up and burnt it.

As I like to say: don't get mad, get even

ErwinD
04-24-2014, 19:01
Tree branch? You mean the 130 ft. of tree that weighed 30,000 lbs after it cut the shop in half?
We cut it up and burnt it.

Yeah, that's the one :)

Kit Carson
04-24-2014, 20:12
Your new shop looks outstanding, Bill.

Thanks for posting the pictures.

Peregrino
04-24-2014, 22:38
I'm with TR - course I would prefer to get around to it before "bucket" is the driving factor for "list". Sweet setup. It's nice to see some of the older machines obviously salvaged from the original shop and still front and center in the new one.

orion5
04-25-2014, 10:32
As someone who's moved/traveled a lot, it's hard to imagine working in the same shop for 20+ years, and all the treasures you must have had in there tucked in all the corners. I wish I had been able to visit and rummage through it before so much was lost. ;)

Still, it's been great to hear the progress along the way, and how your friends contributed time, materials and temporary workshop space to get you back on your feet. You have some great friends.

Also have enjoyed hearing how you've re-designed/re-created the tools that are essential to your work. Your imagination knows no bounds! :D

TacOfficer
04-25-2014, 11:25
Outstanding Mr. Harsey!

The work shop of a master.

DJ Urbanovsky
04-25-2014, 12:24
Bill builds grinder. Giant tree falls on grinder. Grinder survives. Go figure.

Someday, my shop will be more pro-style like yours, and less caveman like it is now.

:D

chisumr
07-03-2014, 00:44
Thanks for the pic's Bill.

trojansteel
07-16-2014, 23:04
very awesome!

x SF med
10-14-2014, 20:34
The new shop has max headroom (a little ironic pun for Bill), and is beautiful... got to see Bill last weekend... no beer this time... the gifts were fisherman's friend and loratadine. Our new puppy loved the shop too... part of the reason for the visit was a small event 7 years ago this past weekend. :D

Bill Harsey
03-07-2015, 08:17
These pics look just like the others except they are from this last week finishing up grinding bevels on a few Spartan Harsey Hunters in CPM S-35VN steel.

The Reaper
03-07-2015, 09:59
These pics look just like the others except they are from this last week finishing up grinding bevels on a few Spartan Harsey Hunters in CPM S-35VN steel.

Wicked!

TR

Guy
03-07-2015, 10:04
Nice!

Agoge2
03-07-2015, 11:24
Beautiful blades!

DDD
03-07-2015, 11:35
3rd one from the right looks off;) Guess if you slapped a handle on it, I could live with it:D

You know, just to help a brother out:p

Team Sergeant
03-07-2015, 11:59
3rd one from the right looks off;) Guess if you slapped a handle on it, I could live with it:D

You know, just to help a brother out:p

LOL

Nice looking blades Bill!!!!

mark46th
03-07-2015, 14:49
Makes me want to go out, shoot a pig and butcher it! Oh, Wait, I am going next Friday! Nice work, Bill.