Pauline is a great cook so I decided to have a go at making a classic chef’s knife, with a view to blending the metal AM with some woodworking and CNC as well. I also had Pauline shape a handle to her grip using some modelling putty which was then 3D scanned to give me the basic handle shape.David Bullock
3D Printed Knife – David Bullock Entry #1
This is Davids 1st knife submission.
Knife Material: 3D Printed Maraging Steel run on and EOS M290.
Handle: CNC machined Padauk hardwood.
Lessons learned and mistakes made!
- The shaped handle looks cool but doesn’t really add much to the haptics of the knife.
- I did not allow enough material for polishing and the 2nd bevel.
- The knife did not distort as expected when heat treated.
- It seems to hold an edge fairly well.