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  1. Thank you all for your thought-full responses to a newbie question. That's what makes this form great
  2. Yes I understand that free handing is best, but I think you have to have a rough idea of what you are trying to accomplish. I have read when starting out to use a jig to start the bevel and then move to free hand to finish it. That way, you have an established angle to work from. This makes sense to me
  3. ’m bought this thinking I would make a fillet knife. I started figuring out how to grind my initial bevel before heat treating. Then I read that you shouldn’t thin the knife more than 0.08" Before heat treating it. This knife is only one 1/6" of an inch. Should I not do initial bevel and just heat treated and then grind a final bevel? Thanks
  4. I will look at White bone knives jigs Thank you
  5. What if you reach your desired edge thickness (before heat treatment) before your bevel height
  6. Ok, I am going to make a bevel jig. I have watched several youtube channels; I think I know how to make one, but please, any suggestions are welcome. I am basing my jig design off of Walter Sorrells version. The question is, how do you determine what angle to set the jig at?. Do you keep increasing the angle until you reach the desired edge thickness before the heat treatment? or do you set it at the desired bevel angle, for example, 20º Thanks
  7. Is this the one? I can't find any the say "course bastard" This is just called a Flat Bastard file. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00018ACUE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
  8. I am going to try and make a knife with a jig like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9iNDRwwBQQ&t=264s What would be a good file to use for this. Thanks
  9. Strangely there are a lot of 66 lb anvils on eBay. Do you remember who you bought it from?
  10. Why the angle iron? Why not a flat piece of metal? Is it about heat transference? I think I am going to try and make one. Thanks for the post
  11. There’s a guy on YouTube he suggests when starting out, go to a scrapyard or machine shop and look for a 2 inch or wider piece of steel. Is there a type of steel I should ask for?
  12. Thanks Alen. I work Saturdays, but man that looks perfect. I will keep my eye on it. Thanks
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