Monthly Archives: March 2018

NORSEMAN 1000!

We’re reaching some really big milestones here at Grimsmo Knives, but milestones don’t come easy, and you’ve gotta break a few endmills to make it there. At least all the metal chips we’re recycling prove we’re working!

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Get rid of metal waste for free: www.monstermetalrecycling.ca

John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: www.instagram.com/johngrimsmoknives/

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: www.instagram.com/erik_grimsmoknives/

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

Music from: www.EpidemicSound.com

Wuertz Grinder Added to the Shop

Here you have it, the good old fashioned story about how we got our new grinder, and what one we used before that. Hint: we made the old one ourselves.

Moen Work’s Website: www.moenworks.com/

Travis Wuertz Website: www.traviswuertz.com/

Knifemaking Tuesday Week 77 – Grinder Finished: www.youtube.com/watch?v=26fBgAUORxs

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John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: www.instagram.com/johngrimsmoknives/

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: www.instagram.com/erik_grimsmoknives/

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

Music from: www.EpidemicSound.com

Tour of Pierson Workholding and his Lean Shop!

Why are we in LA? You’ll find out soon! Stay posted for the full LA vlog.

John couldn’t help but drive over to Pierson Workholding while the Grimsmo’s were in LA, and get a full shop tour from Jay Pierson himself! Jay uses Lean Machining principles to keep his shop running at maximum efficiency, and his employees happy, so touring the shop is heaven for John! It’s also a great chance for him to catch up with his buddy Jay.

Check out Pierson Workholding here: www.piersonworkholding.com

And his Instagram here:
www.instagram.com/pierson_workholding

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John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: www.instagram.com/johngrimsmoknives/

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: www.instagram.com/erik_grimsmoknives/

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

Music from: www.EpidemicSound.com

Clean Dat Air with Mist Fit

With not much ventilation, and a small shop, we were starting to feel the need for air filtration devices. So, the guys from Aeroex came to the shop last week, and installed “Mist Collectors” to filter the air coming out of our machines. This makes the air in the shop SO much cleaner, and it’ll help keep us healthy too. Solid purchase.

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Aeroex’s Website: www.aeroex.com/

John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: www.instagram.com/johngrimsmoknives/

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: www.instagram.com/erik_grimsmoknives/

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

Music from: www.EpidemicSound.com

Make lean improvements with a 3D printer!

John’s 8 year old daughter convinced him to buy a 3D printer, and it’s now ended up at the shop! We get creative with it, and use it for a ton of little things that make our shop a little bit better and more organized. You could call them “lean” improvements.

Hopefully this is the first of a bunch of 3D printer videos, and we can dive into how to create certain things more specially later on. Subscribe to find out!

Disclaimer: a bunch of this footage is from the time before we used the lav mic for everything, so the audio will be lower quality than some other videos.

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John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: www.instagram.com/johngrimsmoknives/

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: www.instagram.com/erik_grimsmoknives/

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

Music from: www.EpidemicSound.com

NEW People and LEAN Improvements

We’re growing! But are we really if we’re not sharing the journey with you all on YouTube? In this Shop Life, meet our new Manufacturing Engineer/Machinist, Angelo, and take a look at all the lean improvements we’ve been making around the shop. Anything to make work more efficient while maintaining our “Full-Grimsmo” quality standards!

Lots more videos coming out soon, stay tuned!

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John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: www.instagram.com/johngrimsmoknives/

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: www.instagram.com/erik_grimsmoknives/

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

Music from: www.EpidemicSound.com

Could this be Grimsmo Knives’ NEW HOME?

Right now the Grimsmo’s are in an approximately 1000 square foot shop, but is it time to move to 10x that space? On the other hand, it’s just so darn fun to poke around an available shop!

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John Grimsmo Knives Instagram: www.instagram.com/johngrimsmoknives/

Erik Grimsmo Instagram: www.instagram.com/erik_grimsmoknives/

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

Music from: www.EpidemicSound.com