Helmut Burri & Co – Tool Maker
A friend of mine recently sent me some pictures of his tool making projects and I was so impressed with the whole operation that I couldn’t resist the urge to blog the images to share with others. I hope you enjoy his process as much as I have.
Here are some photos of the processes that I go through in order to make some incredibly high quality tool blades.
In essence these are kits that allow the blokes to get quality tool steel item i.e. M2 HSS at a competive price. That is flat and true, that will hold a keen edge. Thereby removing the difficult metal work component. Allowing the them to use their woodworking skills to finish the tool to whatever level, function or form desired.
The following are the chisels. They turn rusty from the waterjet cutting. However they are surface ground on all faces and cleaned up. They are then heat treated.
Here are the plane blades for wooden planes, going through the last process of getting them true. NOTE the shine in the surface grind of the metal.
In the end the blades are covered in a protective rubber.
You get the raw materials and you assemble items to your preference. Here are some photo of the paring chisels finished by there end users .
While Helmut is the lead administrator he is backed by an outstanding group of people. A special thanks going out to Ray & Josh Gardiner.