Thursday, September 16, 2010

Here is today's and yesterday's progress on the sax. I re-ground the blade, giving it more taper and a slight distal taper as well (it felt to "dead" in the hand before). I HTed it using a marquench and triple hot/cold cycles. Today I polished it out to 800gt.

Tomorrow, Lord willing, I will be finishing the polishing.


  1. the blade proportions look great! very nice profile taper. It's a great match with the historical blade.

  2. Ben, I was wondering if you could tell me a bit about your marquenching setup. I'm really interested in setting something like this up myself. What sort of heating element do you use? what quench medium (oil?)?