David Appleton

David Appleton

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London, United Kingdom  ·  IT Manager. Born 1972, not dead yet.
David Appleton
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Spike portion pretty much ready for etching. The spike will be a light etch while the flutes will be a heavy etch. I'm going to mask off the tang for the etch as best I can.

Spike portion pretty much ready for etching. The spike will be a light etch while the flutes will be a heavy etch. I'm going to mask off the tang for the etch as best I can.

Slight change of plans... the spike and "grip" section are reversed in the chuck and I'm turning down a tang at the back so this can be mated to a titanium handle.  No I didn't end up with the handle proportionally too short for it to "look right" and work as a solid Damascus version.

Slight change of plans... the spike and "grip" section are reversed in the chuck and I'm turning down a tang at the back so this can be mated to a titanium handle. No I didn't end up with the handle proportionally too short for it to "look right" and work as a solid Damascus version.

This is what two hours into turning a damasteel marlinspike from a solid bar of 13mm diameter "bluetongue damasteel" looks like. This one is a commission for a member on the Edgematters.UK knife forum who has one of my Ti6AL4V marlinspikes already.  Starting from facing off the end of the bar and working through progressively tapering the point of the marlinspike back. I always hand finish the very tip with a file and sandpaper as I like to give it a curved profile rather than just a…

This is what two hours into turning a damasteel marlinspike from a solid bar of 13mm diameter "bluetongue damasteel" looks like. This one is a commission for a member on the Edgematters.UK knife forum who has one of my Ti6AL4V marlinspikes already. Starting from facing off the end of the bar and working through progressively tapering the point of the marlinspike back. I always hand finish the very tip with a file and sandpaper as I like to give it a curved profile rather than just a…

Get Price, Damascus, Waiting, Workshop, Rounding, Atelier

Due to managing to break a 3mm drill bit (stupid mistake) 10mm into the end of one of the lengths of Ti these scribes are now going to be just under 14 cm long instead.   This is the first one with its point glued in and tip tapered before doing any finishing turning in some grip rings and rounding off the other end.  Shown with a bic ballpoint pen cap for scale.

Due to managing to break a 3mm drill bit (stupid mistake) 10mm into the end of one of the lengths of Ti these scribes are now going to be just under 14 cm long instead. This is the first one with its point glued in and tip tapered before doing any finishing turning in some grip rings and rounding off the other end. Shown with a bic ballpoint pen cap for scale.

Parts for two carbide tipped titanium scribers / glass punches.  Just finished cutting a 30cm length of 8mm diameter Ti6Al4V grade 5 titanium in half and facing off the ends.  Next job - using diamond files and the lathe to turn the two broken 1mm solid tungsten carbide end-mills (on 3mm shanks) into sharp points.  Why 8mm rod? Comfort in hand and the fact that a bit ballpoint cap should fit perfectly. #yetislittleworkshop #everydaycarry #glassbreaker #tungstencarbide #ti6al4v #titanium…

Parts for two carbide tipped titanium scribers / glass punches. Just finished cutting a 30cm length of 8mm diameter Ti6Al4V grade 5 titanium in half and facing off the ends. Next job - using diamond files and the lathe to turn the two broken 1mm solid tungsten carbide end-mills (on 3mm shanks) into sharp points. Why 8mm rod? Comfort in hand and the fact that a bit ballpoint cap should fit perfectly. #yetislittleworkshop #everydaycarry #glassbreaker #tungstencarbide #ti6al4v #titanium…

Paracord, Knots, For Sale, Workshop, We, Atelier, Parachute Cord

Four more pairs of lacing needles in progress for the store. This is the last of my 6.5mm brass so I need to order some more.

Four more pairs of lacing needles in progress for the store.

The Picture, Workshop, Atelier

Phase 1 of customising my MecArmy GP1 spinner has been completed.  Phase 2 - machining the buttons.  Phase 3 - heat colouring the screws (not yet decided)  Phase 4 - tritium!

Phase 1 of customising my MecArmy spinner has been completed. Phase 2 - machining the buttons. Phase 3 - heat colouring the screws (not yet decided) Phase 4 - tritium!

Brass paracord lacing needles are now live in the store. Unlike most that are for sale these are have a longer tapered tip for easily getting them through tighter knots. #forsale #madebyme #handmade #madeintheuk #brass #lacingneedle #paracordtools #paracord #tools #yetislittleworkshop

Brass paracord lacing needles are now live in the store. Unlike most that are for sale these are have a longer tapered tip for easily getting them through tighter knots.

This is Bluetounge austenitic damascus steel. Am I nervous about machining a bodkin out of this stuff? Yes. Yes I am. #comingsoon #yetislittleworkshop #damascussteel #damascusfid #damascusbodkin #damascusspike

This is Bluetounge austenitic damascus steel. Am I nervous about machining a bodkin out of this stuff?

This is a custom, hand made bodkin / fid ideal for paracord knotwork or for poking holes in softer materials such as leather or cloth. It was...

This is a custom, hand made bodkin & fid ideal for paracord knotwork or for poking holes in softer materials such as leather or cloth.

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Boker Plus Lancer

From brilliant knife maker Serge Panchenko comes this, the Boker Plus Lancer. The Boker Plus Lancer is a proper folding pocket knife with a stonewashed spear point.