Still need to add a few pics that I missed but close to done.
Layout of the parts. The shape and all hole locations are on the paper.
Scale parts roughly cut out.
Scales super-glued together so all the holes line up nicely. No need to use clamps to hold them together while drilling.
Clamps are removed and then pivot hole drilled and reamed and the other holes drilled.
Scales ground to shape. They are then broken apart and the layout paper removed.
Blade cut out on the bandsaw. Holes for pivot and thumbstud are already marked with a punch.
Blade ground to shape. This one is already heat treated. .250 hole drilled and reamed for the pivot and .1875 hole drilled for thumbstud.
Layout grind lines with Dykem one sides and edge.
bevels ground with 60 grit.
Pivot setup used on the damascus knife. The flipper uses a plain .250 pivot.
Lock is cut in a mill with a slitting saw. (Ignore the green tea)
Lock is finished on the scale and the hole for the detent ball is drilled.
3/32 Detent ball is hammered into the hole. It only goes partway through the scale so there is no hole on the other side.
Paint the detent area with Dykem and assemble the knife. Close it a few times to get the detent ball to mark the path of travel on the blade.
After I've have got the path. I drill out the detent hole with a carbide bit since it's already heat treated.
Cut the blade to fit the lock.
Check the fit of the lock.
Scales are smoothed out.
Ti scales are drilled with a #50 bit and then threaded with a 2-56 tap for the pocket clip.
Break tap off in scale attempting to take picture. Curse uncontrollably paying particular attention to Darrel Ralph for selling a part that needed a 2-56 screw and myself for thinking using anything that small was a good idea. I then take a picture to remind myself never to hold up the tap by the scale.
Try the fit of the clip and curse more realizing that the tap cost $8.
Some pics of the almost finished knife.