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Ron Benson last won the day on May 4 2019

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  1. I would say top notch work, but that seems inadequate...
  2. https://www.etsy.com/market/hachimaki
  3. Maybe a challenge for you, but it looks great to me.
  4. You guys have not even mentioned the Coriolis Effect. I'm sure it has just as much effect as magnetics...
  5. There was a thread a while back that mentioned where you could send files to get them sharpened. If they are quality files, you might want to go that route.
  6. Ron Benson

    Sexsmith?

    This was in today's emails. It was part of an add for a knife sharpening service: What’s a Sexsmith? “Seax” is an old English word for knife. Other ways to spellit are sax, sæx, and sex. The word has found its way into places like “Essex, Sussex, and Middlsex.” A Sexsmith is what wecall a Knifesmith today.
  7. I have wanted a disc sander for a while. I had one I made for the bowl lathe I built ~ 40 years ago, but I need to rebuild the lathe - storage in an unheated barn for 30+ years was not kind to it. Yesterday I remembered that I had my dear departed Dad's Makita planer blade sharpener. It's missing the water tank that keeps the stone wet, so I'm hesitant to use it with steel as I'm afraid the stone will glaze over. However, by removing the stone and replacing it with a 9" particle board disc, (two layers), I can add a 9" PSA sanding disc and use it for flattening. And I still have
  8. That is just lovely - in a manly way.
  9. I am basically in the same spot as you. What my mind sez now is that I should use a jig to get a good bevel and then try freehand. It's very hard for me to just go freehand. I wrote up my thoughts in a post here a short time ago. You may find it helpful - or not. And there is a link in that post to another that might also be helpful. https://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?/topic/41447-a-newbys-thoughts-on-grinding-bevels/
  10. You're never too old to learn something stupid. Thanx for the reminder @Garry Keown
  11. As a newby to grinding flats, I thought it might help others if I posted my experiences here. Some who actually know what they are doing offered suggestions. At any rate, here's a link to the post. I hope it helps you: https://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?/topic/41429-practicin-bevel-grinding/
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