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AndrewB last won the day on January 5

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  1. AndrewB

    What I might make

    Give it a go I’d be interested to see how it turns out.
  2. AndrewB

    Dremmel Wood Carving Bits

    Yea I was actually looking at the inverted cone bit I have seems like it would work well for doing what I want I just have to be careful not to carve out too deep for the tang lol.
  3. AndrewB

    I am VERY VERY pleased with this!!

    I should be okay in the belt department for a bit. I was actually doing that with my 2x48 belts ones they are used I throw them away after a certain point. So I'll keep doing that with the 2x72 I got 12 belts for about 35 bucks so it wasn't too terrible if I can do that every other month or so I should probably be in the clear and good but I think I'm going to have to buy myself some belts for wood use only so I have a set for wood and a set for metal but I haven't quite made up my mind on that one just yet.
  4. AndrewB

    I am VERY VERY pleased with this!!

    Thanks guys, so needless to say I started working on the bench for the grinder. And wouldn't ya know it I wound up placing the pieces for the motor on the wrong danged side of the bench for the belt chassi. TALK ABOUT FRUSTRATING. Lol. Gah. Oh well. But the bench for the chassie is done at least. I just gotta re think the bench for the motor. I'm only doing a bench big enough to fit the motor and belt chassie. Since I have limited room inside my shed. The thing weighs altogether about 100 pounds or so. I built the bench out of 2x4s I guess that should be strong and sturdy enough. I just wasn't expecting the electric motor to be as big as it was lmao. Oh well. At least I got the bench started for it.
  5. AndrewB

    I am VERY VERY pleased with this!!

    I was very cautious even on my 2x48 lol never got my fingers near the belt had a close call with that one and accidentally hit my finger on the moving belt OPPS lol. But luckily it just sanded some of my finger print off lol I was working on the blades cutting edge. I am going to be running to the home depot here shortly to pick up some 2x4s to build a bench for that grinder. It weights about 140 pounds all together lol. So its a 2x4 bench. It seemed like a worthy investment and I knew I was eventually going to need to buy one or build one. So I just bought one and saved myself hours and money lol. It shipped extremely fast. It will definitely be a game changer for me big time and I think I will be much more happier grinding with this one than my 2x48 lol. Seems like I got almost 2 of every tool I own now. I'm also glad I pre empted and pre ordered the belts for it on the same day so I didn't have to wait for a few days after I got the machine set up.
  6. So after long awaiting for finances to work out for me, about 2 days or so ago I was able to make a purchase of a life time that I will probably never be able to make again for quite some time. I went online to Ebay and ordered myself YES a 2x72 inch belt sander. I bought DAS TOOBINATOR lmfao. Funny name sorry. But yes I will still continue to use my 2x48 that wasn't money wasted what so ever. How ever Now that I have a 2x72 I think I will be far better off from where I was before. I'm still trying to figure out how to make the proper adjustments and what not I've still gotta fully seat the drive wheel onto the shaft of the motor. And HOLY crapola is that motor flippin huge for a single phase motor. This is one heavy duty grinder for an ebay buy. I still have to make a bench for it but now I'm seeing the weight of it it's going to have to be one sturdy bench so that will be the shop project over the next day or so. YES I'm thrilled. No more saying I don't have a 2x72 lol. Yes I even pre planned and ordered 2x72 belts the day I made this purchase. I will know more how well I like this grinder once I actually start using it. I was trying very very hard not to pre empt a post on this until I actually had it in my hands. Now I do so the post was made. Lol Fed Ex decided to show up right in the middle of working on video editing lol.
  7. AndrewB

    Doing some "production" work

    Damn you got 3 feet at your place??? I only got 10 inches was trapped for five days. But 3 feet gah. The blades look good though,
  8. AndrewB

    My version of a Gransfors Mini Hatchet

    I’m pretty stubborn with things the challenge accepted when I’m ready to make my first one lol. I need to get the knife making down better first before I jump into axes and hatches.
  9. AndrewB

    Dremmel Wood Carving Bits

    I figured I'd ask I mainly bought them like I said to help carve out the slot for the tang in the scales. That was the main reason behind getting them in the first place because I didnd't want to break the scales using a wood chisel and hammer to do it. Either way I'll probably wind up just using my belt sander to do most of the curves gotta learn to do it as well and get better at it. But as long as they work great for carving out the indentations for the tang to fit in I'm golden lol. I was having a heck of a time to try it by hammer and chisel.
  10. AndrewB

    Dremmel Wood Carving Bits

    Well I what I was mainly going for was to help me with carving out the curved edges that I eventually want to do with the wood for the handles to have a better grip. I'm not sure how well it would work I don't have much decorative carving skills either so don't feel bad lol, I was just going for the more rounded edge and I was thinking that I could get it done a lot faster with a dremmel and then move it over to the grinder and use that with the belts to refine it better and smooth it out. But what I mainly bought them for was to help me carve out the grooves for the tang to sit in with the scales when I do use them so the scales fit flush against each other. That was the origional intent on me buying them. But I figured Id also try and see if they'd help with the curved edges of the handle itself.
  11. AndrewB

    Dremmel Wood Carving Bits

    I recently bought some wood carving bits for my dremmel. I'm wondering if those will work a lot better for shaping the handle scales and handle pieces for knife handles better than using a plain sander to do it. Of course using the belt sander as a finishing product to smooth out the wood after carving. I'm wondering if any of you guys use these and how successful you've been with them. I have not yet tried them out I'm itching too. I still have to get some more coal I'll probably get that tomorrow. But I'm also wondering if these are going to work well for helping me carve out the indentation for the tang to slip into the scales (when I use scales) to carve out that little groove. I'm sure it will go a lot faster by hand than using a hand wood chisel Id hope at least lol. Anyways thanks in advance. I should also note before I forget... yes I do have a full safety face mask for this. I bought it because I was going to make an attempt at making a blade and then breaking it to see how tough it was and how well I did. But fortunately the face mask will be a multi use item.
  12. AndrewB

    My version of a Gransfors Mini Hatchet

    Looks. Nice I can’t wait to make my first ax. I’ll probably have to forge weld it together since I don’t have a hole drift.
  13. AndrewB

    What I ate today...

    Sushi and a side of Mac and Cheese?????? Interesting combo. Dunno if I would have gone with the Mac and cheese and sushi. But sweet and salty is usually good. I have been craving sashime lately but I can't seem to figure out where to get it here lol.
  14. AndrewB

    Cracked steel?

    You might be okay if you can cut your way around the crack but cracks in general are serious flaws. I would cut it out and check the reset of the steel under a magnifying glass if you have them someone with more experience than me is sure to chime in.
  15. AndrewB

    Culver Inspired (Copied) Slipjoint

    Nice angle grinders and cut off wheels scare me lol. I wouldn't have done that myself. What are you planning on using for the handle material?