Engis Lapping Machine Review (so far)

Contrary to the thumbnail, this is an Erik video! He talks about our new Engis FastLap lapping machine, which was delivered to us about a month ago (check out that video too!). We faced some challenges with the transition from the manual controller to the digital one, and we also realized that the machine was lacking a filtration system, so we added that as well.

You’ll also notice this is a “Shop Toys” video. In this new series, we dig deep into one of our machines or tools and how to use it. Let us know in the comments what you want to see talked about next!

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Our Engis FastLap Lapping Machine: http://www.engis.com/lapping-machines…

Products: http://www.grimsmoknives.com/

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Erin Kelly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/producingerin/

Music from: https://www.epidemicsound.com/

Make More Parts, Better!

John was off in Las Vegas last week to attend Autodesk University, and give a class on macros and probing. He used a similar version of this video to introduce the concepts to the class, and to show off a newly finished project that we’re super excited about!

What’s the project? John decided to use probing and macros to make an engraving fixture that will make numbering and patterning our knives 1000x easier!

More videos from AU coming soon! Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s Business of Machining podcast episode to listen to John Saunders, Rob Lockwood, and Grimsmo talk generative design, and lots of other hot topics from the conference.

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Link to the class description: https://goo.gl/4SzoVH

Business of Machining (also available on ITunes and Stitcher!): http://businessofmachining.libsyn.com/

Products: http://www.grimsmoknives.com/

John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johngrimsmo…

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erik_grimsm…

Angelo Fisher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afisherknives/

Erin Kelly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/producingerin/

Music from: https://www.epidemicsound.com/

Grimsmo Knives FULL Shop Tour w/ A High School Class

We got the chance to give a FULL shop tour to a group of enthusiastic high school students in a manufacturing program. It was great to give them some insight into the world of small business and manufacturing in the real-world. We think our industry is awesome, and want it to keep growing!

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Products: http://www.grimsmoknives.com/

John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johngrimsmo…

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erik_grimsm…

Angelo Fisher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afisherknives/

Erin Kelly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/producingerin/

Music from: https://www.epidemicsound.com/

Go watch Jay Pierson’s mHub talk!

I’m really inspired by Jay Pierson, and want to make sure you guys know his story is out their in the great big world of YouTube! Check it out!

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Jay Pierson’s Talk: https://goo.gl/2Up4iw

Products: http://www.grimsmoknives.com/

John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johngrimsmo…

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erik_grimsm…

Angelo Fisher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afisherknives/

Erin Kelly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/producingerin/

Music from: https://www.epidemicsound.com/

Heat treat BETTER!

We’ve used quenching plates as part of our heat treating process for a long time, but the more you use them, the hotter they get. This was so much of a problem for us, that we decided to add some channels to the plates for water to flow through. In this video, we show you how we did it, explain why, and install the new system.

Enjoy your meat and potatoes for the week!

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Products: http://www.grimsmoknives.com/

John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johngrimsmo…

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erik_grimsm…

Angelo Fisher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afisherknives/

Erin Kelly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/producingerin/

Music from: https://www.epidemicsound.com/

It’s finally here!!

Grimsmo Knives got a BIG package! But it’s how you use it, right? We’re going to use this brand new lapping machine to lap our blades and handles, and we’re excited to get started! Stick around until the end for a comparison of our old and new lapping machines.

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Our new machine: https://goo.gl/jpaHFh

Engis Tools: https://goo.gl/hmToK8

Products: http://www.grimsmoknives.com/

John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johngrimsmo…

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erik_grimsm…

Angelo Fisher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afisherknives/

Erin Kelly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/producingerin/

Music from: https://www.epidemicsound.com/

Grimsmo visits NYC CNC!

On John’s third trip to Ohio to see the SMW shop, he gets a full tour! It’s been a while, so there’s lots to catch up on, and Grimsmo gets a peak at things like their Khanban cards, and super cool laser!

Bonus: Are you missing Saunders’ old shop, and wanna see it again? Well, you’re in luck! Grimsmo also gets to see that and the farm!

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Products: http://www.grimsmoknives.com/

John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johngrimsmo…

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erik_grimsm…

Angelo Fisher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afisherknives/

Erin Kelly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/producingerin/

Music from: https://www.epidemicsound.com/

Remove broken threaded inserts (Lots of solutions!)

Our threaded inserts are stripped out, and stuck in our pallets! Who knew there were so many different solutions to get them out? You could drill them out, mill them out, or even make your own tool. What do you think John chose to do?

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Products: http://www.grimsmoknives.com/

John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johngrimsmo…

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erik_grimsm…

Angelo Fisher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afisherknives/

Erin Kelly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/producingerin/

Music from: https://www.epidemicsound.com/

Redesigning before the Relaunch

Welcome back to Saga Saturday! Things got a little busy after Blade Show, but we are happy to say we’re back in the pen making game! We will have pens available for purchase on our website soon. In this episode of Saga Saturday we…design the pen we made. We didn’t have any official engineer drawings for the pen before, but John and Angelo took a few hours to sit down, redesign the pen with schematics, and make some changes that will improve the function of the pen, and make it easier to produce.

Stick around for the end of the video when John talks about the main change they decided on

Time codes if you don’t like time-lapses:
0:00
4:19
6:11
7:11
9:07
9:49 (Final thoughts)

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Products: http://www.grimsmoknives.com/

John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johngrimsmo…

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erik_grimsm…

Angelo Fisher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afisherknives/

Erin Kelly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/producingerin/

Music from: https://www.epidemicsound.com/

Songs:
Trouble Finds Me (Instrumental Version) – Snake City
Drowning (Instrumental Version) – Snake City

IMTS 2018 DAY 3

John takes advantage of the final day of IMTS to roam around the tooling building and ask questions about inserts, end mills, and things like that. There was lots of knowledge gained, and amazing people met along the way.

Enjoy!

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Products: http://www.grimsmoknives.com/

John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johngrimsmo…

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erik_grimsm…

Angelo Fisher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afisherknives/

Erin Kelly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/producingerin/

Music from: https://www.epidemicsound.com/