I been ITCHING to make more Henchman folders. 2 years ago i made those as a button lock. But at the time i've more requests for a framelock. The Henchman Button Lock was never a flipper, so the decision is made - THE HENCHMAN FRAMELOCK FLIPPER!
The Button Lock will be an option, when i move in a bigger shop - i hope soon!
Here's the fixture plate for all things Henchman Flipper, Frames, blades, backspacers. Eventually the pocket clip and maybe some inlays, etc. The milling at the bottom was for Mini Skirmish inlays, no time to make a fresh plate! :-)
The first thing that comes off the CNC and fixture plate are steel drilling fixtures for the blade, frame and backspacer. On these, I won't do any drilling in the CNC. The only thing the CNC will do is milling the profiles and the lock bar slot. Profiling the first blade and the titanium frame parts prior to drilling and milling.
Here's the drilling fixtures put together to get an idea of what the knife will look like. It flips nice with a 10-24 bolt though the pivot and no stop pin. The pivot holes get opened up to 1/4" in another operation.
The first blades, heat treated and ready to finish. I'm hoping to have one together and flipping by tomorrow evening. I'll take more pics! :-)