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  1. Ok cool, thank you for the link collin
  2. I've only been attempting flat grinding recently and have a few blades in mind that I would like to attempt my first hollow grinds. For you guys that have a few more hours at the grindstone as it were, what size contact wheel would you recommend to a new guy looking to try his hand at hollow grinding? Also I have a KMG grinder, so I will be ordering from rob at Beaumont metal works if that helps in any advice you fellas may have. Here's two knives I finished with flat grinds, and I'm really looking forward to getting started broadening my skillset as a knife maker. Thanks for any and all responses, Steve Miller
  3. Needing a home, is a drop point or EDC style Blade. Made from Aldo 1084 in .125 stock. It's actually a little thicker than .125in. Black G10 handle scales with polished brass pins. Feel free to ask any questions. Specs and photos as follows, thanks Steve Miller > Overall Length: 8.25in. >Cutting Edge: 3in. >Handle Length: 4.5in. >Stamped with my last name on ricasso >Flat Ground Price: 125$ plus shipping
  4. Ive sold quite a few of these little knives, people just seem to like em. Good work
  5. Miles theres no worries at all my friend, thanks for posting either way.
  6. Thanks for the update Wes, my computer skills are not at a legendary ranking just yet but im learning. Thanks for the compliments too, I just got some gator belts im getting ready to try out here in a day or so, and here they are no less than pure sweetness.
  7. Miles is it not showing up for ya? I can see the youtube video on my original post. Anyone elso not seeing it?
  8. I made this one for a good friend awhile back, and have been working on getting the finish close to a mirror. Let me know what you think, thanks for looking Steve http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R14pVfl28U
  9. The blade all the way in the Left of the photos is now SOLD. But the two knives in the middle of the pics are still available for purchase.
  10. Thanks Raymond, much appreciated. Folks the knife all the way in the right of the pics is now Sold. Still three more available!
  11. Hello all, Ive got four spike knives avalable. All are around 8in. Long with a 3.5in blade. Handles are twisted and have pollished edges. The bolt ends are at a full-pollish as well. All four have a convex grind to them. These make for great novelty items/gifts. The knives will shave but need to be re-sharpend more often as the carbon content is lower in comparison to higher performance steels. 60$ plus shipping each. Thanks for looking and have a blessed day. Steve
  12. I have a welding supply store near me so I may be making a trip soon to see what they have. I'm going to a welding tech. school right now and seeing how some people treat tanks leads me to steer more towards having tanks that are certified and checked on regular basis. I'd like to get a tank on the cheap but paying a extra few bucks to prevent blowing myself up from abused tanks sounds like a decent plan to me. What I've been doing recently is just doing the exchange a tank deal at Lowes. They charge 20$ for an exchange, and having to exchange so often can't be too cost effective. I guess I could get some more tanks, but then again I may be paying too much for the exchange rate. Decisions, decision, I guess. Thanks guys for your help it's given me some good ideas and routes to take.
  13. Has anyone used or bought the 100lbs. Worthington propane tanks from northern tool? Im looking to upgrade from the the smaller barbeque style tank to somthing bigger, and before my wallet gets a little lighter I figured im gonna ask about em. Heres the link of what im talkin about http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200444881_200444881 Thanks in advance, Steve
  14. These are coming out nicely, great work stephen.
  15. Man I like this whole package. Profile of the blade is real nice!
  16. Wayne that answered pretty much everything I could think of in terms of the motor. I suppose I should have said Im going to buy the motor and vfd first then get into the actual build. Ill for sure keep you in mind for when I buy a VFD. Thanks very much for the help my friend, Take care
  17. Im gonna be building a varible speed grinder in sections or should I say as money allows. So I guess the starting point will be buying a 3phase motor. Leeson is what im currently leaning toward and they have 3phase in 1725 and 3450 rpm. Which do you guys think would be better? I suppose it does depend on how fast I grind but my guess would be the 3450 since is might allow for more of a range of speed, but not too sure though. Any tips at all are appreciated. Thanks Steve
  18. These are real nice Jake. Kitchen knives are one of many blade styles I hope to get a better at making myself.
  19. Thanks Don, these two taught me alot about flat grinding. Its amazing how easy other smiths make it look. Until I switched my style to more of what harvey dean does in his video on grinding, it was a disaster at best, as to how my blades were turning out. Steve
  20. Stormcrow, moms decided to give them at tonights service but I do have a single photo of the smaller one that you can see a little more of the handle. The other is simply 3 lines burnt in parallel to each other then a single line after the second pin. Hope this helps my friend.
  21. My parents are having pastor appreciation sunday this weekend and they had me make him something up. These are made from 1/8ths 1095 so they're denefintely nice and light. The wood is some black walnut, and fake sinew(love that stuff). The bigger one is 11in. overall with a 6in. blade and the smaller is 6in. overall. I believe these two are my best attempts at free-handing the flat grind, and it still makes me cringe a little trying to get things straight on both sides of the bevel. Anyway thanks for lookin folks. Steve
  22. Ive started with trying the archives here for a starting point, but have yet to put the time in yet elsewhere. Thanks for the info Howard, ill defenitely be checking out some more photos before I begin.
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