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    sheffield visit photos

    Here are some photos from today's visit. Thanks Russel for setting it up. Hope you can correct any mistakes in the photo captions.

    First Taylor's Eye Witness Works



    A big machine that I think stamps out blade blanks



    Most of the production is kitchen knives for the likes of Waitrose and John Lewis. This is some of the steel I forget the grade but stainless and notice the tapered profile to reduce grinding. French steel, apparently Sheffield does not make the tapered profile.



    One of the many die things for fitting to the big machines for stamping out blade blanks.



    A pile of blanks, the folk were not working for H&S reasons when we went through but on our way out I noticed a chap banging blades out about one every 2 seconds.



    A big heat treat oven of some kind



    Lots of CNC grinding machines



    pop a blade blank on here, it slides in and out again and is ground.



    In this shot you can just see the stone, the grinding is done on the side of the stone. These machines are very efficient, the chap doing scissor blades told me he does 82 dozen pairs of blades a day.



    A few ground blades



    upstairs to Russel's folding knife workshop



    Russ showing one of his folders



    I forget this chaps name but he has been in the industry a while was a fount of knowledge and I think trained Russel to do folders?

    haps

    Not a brilliant picture of it, low light.



    These are the kinds of posh folders they are wanting to make more of.



    And these are scales for the cheapie working knives



    Then it was next door to Brian the grinder, another lovely chap, for old bike nuts his last was a vincent black shadow though he is more into boats nowadays. Not sure who the blond roll up smoker is I don't remember her being with us any ideas?



    One of Brians 3 big wheels



    Today he had been working on the belt grinder



    and just as we were leaving he got back to work



    I have a few picks from Trevor's I'll try to put up tomorrow.
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    Re: sheffield visit photos

    Great photos
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    Re: sheffield visit photos

    great and interesting pics, Thanks
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    Re: sheffield visit photos

    Thank you for the photo tour. Was Trevor listening to Johnny Cash...Take Care...Ed

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    Re: sheffield visit photos

    Nice pics.I would have enjoyed that trip a bunch.

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    Re: sheffield visit photos

    thanks for the pics; I forgot my camera when I went to see Stuart and Trevor.

    I will be sure to take the camera next time.

    cheers
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    Re: sheffield visit photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Schempp View Post
    Thank you for the photo tour. Was Trevor listening to Johnny Cash...Take Care...Ed
    Very probably! Apparently, in my absence, he was also on top form with stories of my technical stupidity and subsequent language!
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    Re: sheffield visit photos

    Quote Originally Posted by robin wood View Post
    Not sure who the blond roll up smoker is I don't remember her being with us any ideas?

    That'd be zorro:
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    Re: sheffield visit photos

    Looks like you had a great day out. I really wish that I could have made it.
    Hope to see more photos.
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    Re: sheffield visit photos

    Great Pics. Thanks. Interesting that French steel is used.
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    Re: sheffield visit photos

    Thanks for taking the trouble to post the pics.

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    Re: sheffield visit photos

    Great pictures of what looks like a great day.

    Thanks for making the effort of taking and posting them.
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    Re: sheffield visit photos

    Thanks Robin for the pics it made me smile about the "Blond" lady makin the roll ups!!!
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    Re: sheffield visit photos

    Excellent pictures of a fun and informative day.

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    Re: sheffield visit photos

    That looks like a great day out guys,just wish i could have been there
    thanks for the photos robin.

 

 

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