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  1. wendal

    Steel and sanding question

    Thanks guys for the reply's. Do you oil the knife steel you have in storage? Thanks again
  2. I was reading on here that 1084 is great for beginners. I also see a lot of people use 1080. So as a beginner which do I buy? Also when sanding the grind marks out of the blade by hand I see guys put some liquid on the blade before/during sanding. What is it? Is it worth it? thanks
  3. wendal

    Grinder question

    I did some rereading and looks like 10 gauge wire is what I need. ?????
  4. wendal

    Grinder question

    http://dcknives.blogspot.com/p/motor-and-vfd-for-belt-grinder.html I purchase the motor and vfd listed in this post. 2HP motor. I am wanting to wire for 230 power. It looks like he says to use 16 gauge wire. Is this correct? Also the sales person at home-depot said I could not use say 12/4 for 3 phase. He said I could not use the bare wire for the ground. I would have to use 12/5 thanks for any help
  5. wendal

    A few question

    thank you cerakote is 250 F for 2 hours I never blued anything I have used car wax on my blades currently.
  6. wendal

    A few question

    Thank you guys for your help. I thought of another question. Would oven cure cerakote harm the heat treat? I thought about this to prevent rust. thanks again
  7. wendal

    A few question

    I am new. I have made several knives but from what I am reading I may not have done them correctly. I am going to start with stock removal. For me I was reading on here that 1084 will be a good steel to start with. I have only used files and spring. I have canola oil for quenching. I need to heat to 120-130 degrees F Temper in the oven in a pan of sand. With the blade upright. 400 degrees F for 1 hour, 2 times What I do not understand is normalizing. I have a gas forge. Would it be a good idea to get a laser thermometer? The one I have now only goes to 300 degrees F. My interest in making knives with 3-6 inch blades. Maybe once in awhile a bigger one. Walter Sorrells says start out small. One last question. 440C stainless, Where would be a good place to send it for heat treat. I would like to try a few stainless knives but have read they are difficult to heat treat. Again thank you so much for all the help. I am getting ready to start making some knives the correct way. LOL I hope
  8. Do you quench in a vertical or horizontal tank? Hunting knives size, 2.5-8 blades. I think I read on have to lay the knife in a pan of sand when tempering in the oven, True or false? flat or on edge? Do you do both your temper cycles then cerakote the knife? Do you cerakote cure in the oven for the two hour at 250 degree F or one hour at 300 degree F thanks for the help
  9. wendal

    Grinder question

    OK shows what I know. Not a lot. LOL It's the VFD that can take 220 single phase and convert to 220 3 phase or 110 single phase and convert to 220 3 phase. So both motors I am looking at are about the same. The difference is in the VFD.
  10. wendal

    Grinder question

    https://www.automationdirect.com/adc/Shopping/Catalog/Motors/AC_Motors_-_General_Purpose_and_Inverter_Duty_(0.25_-_300HP)/AC_Motors,_General_Purpose-z-PE_Rolled_Steel,_IronHorse_0.33-3.0HP/3-Phase_Motors,_56C_(0.33_-_3HP)_TE,_Footed_Rigid/MTRP-002-3BD36 https://www.amazon.com/KB-Electronics-KBAC-27D-Enclosure-Frequency/dp/B01AOCLIEU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1509736278&sr=8-1&keywords=kbac-27d&dpID=51kkONqfvSL&preST=_SX342_QL70_&dpSrc=srch&linkCode=sl1&tag=dcomecustkn02-20&linkId=d2f97102bc3909123a77baa224ac4793 So I was doing some reading on D Comeau Custom Knives. Like above, Thanks P Jones. He says this set up could be run 110 or 220. When I click the link I only see 208-230/460 VAC. Before I spend is this going to be ok? Or I could just go the 110 rout he listed for the 1.5HP motor. Of course it says the same thing about that motor as well. I think I ll just call them tomorrow.
  11. wendal

    Grinder question

    Thank you so much for the info. I have been spending lots of time reading. But that leads me to more question. Do you like the LED display? Is is a knob only style better? Currently I can do either 110 or 220 in my shop. So is the bigger motor better? Is 1HP enough or is 1.5 better? Now on some 1.5 motors they and go both ways. Looks like not to much price difference between the 1 and 1.5 motors. Looks like a bigger jump in price with the VFDs. The sealed VFDs are kinda pricey. But looks like I can get the OBM, VFD, motor, and small wheel attachment for the cost of the KMG 3 speed machine. I ll just add the big wheel later. Also some guys are saying that they wear a groove in the platen. They put a peace of glass on th eplaten to prevent this. What's your thought on this? I have not wear a grove in my home made grinder so ....
  12. wendal

    Grinder question

    http://dealerselectric.com/Package-NAT1-5-18-56-and-L510-202-H1-U.asp http://dealerselectric.com/Package-E837-and-L510-202-H1-U.asp http://dealerselectric.com/1-and-half-HP-3600-RPM-230-Volts-Input-Package.asp http://dealerselectric.com/Package-PA4N1-5-4-SRPLS-and-DRIVE-T205.asp http://dealerselectric.com/Package-Y522-and-DRIVE-T205.asp http://dealerselectric.com/Package-T46002-and-DRIVE-T205.asp I have been looking at electric motor. I must say this is about as confusion as picking out belts . LOL I like the first one. Which one do you like? Or should I spend more and get a Leeson motor? Again thanks for the help.
  13. wendal

    Grinder question

    Yes sir OBM poor typing and poor proof reading lol I had it in my head that the KMG was the only way to go. I am not a pro and I may never be. I strongly leaning towards the OBM grinder.
  14. wendal

    Grinder question

    2 quick questions. Where is a good place to buy steel? OMB or KMG grinder? kmg is more money. Is it worth it?
  15. wendal

    Grinder question

    OK one more question before I am off to bed. Not sure why this popped in my head but when you epoxy your handle scales on do you peen the pins too or just trust the epoxy to work?
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