One of those design features is the ornamental rope knurl. A beautiful functional grip pattern that immediately invokes an impression of luxury, style and class.
I have wanted to get a set of rope knurls into the shop, ever since I read Frank Fords excellent series on making his own set of knurls, some years ago. There was a time when these were available commercially, but these days they usually come at a very steep price, if at all. So in this set of videos I set about making a set of rope knurls, as well as the other tools required to make use of them.
Most of the time when I start shooting a video, I have a clear idea how long I think it will run, and what sort of time it will take me to shoot. Not this time! This one blew out significantly. It really was the classic case of making a tool, to make a tool, to make a... well, you get the picture!
I ended up with the main feature video, as well as 2 spare parts videos, and to be honest I could have kept going for weeks, this subject is just so rich. At some point I'll come back to this, to investigate the many other types of patterns generated around the turn of the 19th century, but for now I do hope you enjoy this set of 3 videos.
I will be using these knurls on the current clock build, as well as on some of the upcoming tools I'm working on, so keep an eye out for them over the coming months.
Thanks for dropping by,
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