Monthly Archives: May 2018

Real pens break drillbits

The weeks go by really fast don’t they? We’re already on Saga Saturday numero 4!

We’re in the final crunch before Blade Show, and John has a lot to talk about as he’s getting the pens ready for production. This episode is all meat and potatoes, so if you’re interested in knowing about the grind behind the Saga, this video’s for you!

Enjoy!

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Products: www.grimsmoknives.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

Pen Maker Buds

Welcome to Saga Saturday on a Wednesday!

In this episode John’s friend Will Hodges comes to visit the shop, and brings along the Tesla he rented while he’s in Canada. The two of them get to nerd out about pen making strategies on a lathe, and Will shares some of the insights that he’s gained from his extensive industry experience. Will started Tactile Turn in 2012, and you can see some of his pens in this video, or by visiting his website at www.tactileturn.com.

If you’re not interested in the Tesla (wierdo…), you can skip to 1:46.

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Products: www.grimsmoknives.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

Our hardest project yet!

Making a clip for the Saga pen might actually be the hardest project John’s ever worked on. From figuring out how to make the clip in one process on a lathe, to how to make it work perfectly with our unique mechanism, it’s been a challenge that has taken some serious thinking and time. In this episode, we dive into the process behind the clip, and moving from brass to titanium material.

Enjoy!

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Products: www.grimsmoknives.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

Camera Mount in a Mill HACK

It’s Skye to the rescue with a solution for how to mount the GoPro onto anywhere magnetic! Now we can get some clear and killer shots of the machine doing its thing. So if you’re not going to replicate this little DIY project, at least there’s still some awesome b-roll you’ll get to see at the end.

Enjoy!

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Products: www.grimsmoknives.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

We had a visitor!

In this episode we meet two new people; our sixth team member, Skye, and Rob Lockwood! Each of them have a great perspective to bring to the shop. We also have a ton of other updates we’re bringing your way with this shop life. A couple of them are that we got a new Arbe buffer, another coolant update, and we’re in the market for a lapping machine! You’ll see why when you see the parts…

Enjoy!

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Where we got our buffer: www.arbemachine.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

Crafting a Grimsmo Pen

Ink-troducing Saga Saturdays! It’s like knife making Tuesday, but for pens! And on a Saturday…you’re gonna love it.

In our first episode, John introduces the pen and what his process has been so far to craft it. There’s a ton of challenges that come along with this project, but the fun part is finding a solution for them.

Enjoy!

Got something to say about the pen? We wanna hear your thoughts! #writeyoursaga

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Products: www.grimsmoknives.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

Saunders Machine Works Open House 2017!

Remember when we took almost a year off of posting videos? Well, we were still filming. Luckily now we have Erin to edit everything, so here’s our video of the 2017 Saunders’ Open House! This year he’ll be doing the open house in September at another location, and we’re just as excited as you!

Enjoy!

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John Saunders’ platforms:

Saunders Machine Works: www.saundersmachineworks.com

NYC CNC: www.nyccnc.com

Other entrepreneurs featured at the show:

Pierson Workholding: www.piersonworkholding.com

Frelux USB Lights: www.frelux.com

Teknic: www.teknic.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

People of the Industry

In this episode we meet two new people; our sixth team member, Skye, and Rob Lockwood! Each of them have a great perspective to bring to the shop. We also have a ton of other updates we’re bringing your way with this shop life. A couple of them are that we got a new Arbe buffer, another coolant update, and we’re in the market for a lapping machine! You’ll see why when you see the parts…

Enjoy!

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Where we got our buffer: www.arbemachine.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

Joint Open House 2018!

Every year the joint open house gets better and better! This year, Angelo and Erin came along for the ride so we think we talked to just about everyone there (and filmed them too).

First location is Elliot Matsuura, and then we head over to Ferro Technique, EMEC, SST, and, finally, DMG Mori.

Bonus: Get a sneak peek behind a Robo drill at Elliot Matsuura!

Enjoy!

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Elliot Matsuura: www.elliottmachinery.com

Ferro Technique: www.ferrotechnique.com

EMEC: www.emecmt.com

SST: www.singlesourcetech.com

DMG Mori: ca-en.dmgmori.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

NEW Grimsmo T-Shirts!

We’re getting new t-shirts made, and they’ll be ready by Blade Show! Here’s a video about the process we went through to get them ready, and how we got a perfectly accurate outline of a NORSEMAN on the shirt as part of the #fullgrimsmo design.

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Our t-shirt supplier: www.atlantashirt.com

Special shout-out to Dead Crow Customs: www.deadcrowcustoms.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