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I ground this out tonight after work, wanted to practice dagger grinds and make a quick boot type knife. 1084, ground on a 14" wheel.

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that's a fantastic grind. freehand? what grit did you finish at? is the wheel dressed/crowned at all?

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that's a fantastic grind. freehand? what grit did you finish at? is the wheel dressed/crowned at all?

 

Thanks Jake, yes freehand. I finished at a 220, then wire wheeled the whole thing. The wheel has rounded corners but no crown.

 

thanks Karter.

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You, sir, are a show off... :D

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Wicked work Sam! My grinder skills are severely lacking, and is something I desperately need to improve. Great symmetry and crispness of the centreline. I wouldn't be able to do that with any sort of jig :huh:

 

John

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Thanks guys! John It's easier sort of for me because it's a hollow grind, locking in that center bevel. Much easier to not wash out the ridgeline, and move it around then a flat grind.

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Sam, that is just too much, simply awesome. I could never get anything done on a grinder, Mine is 8" - 1 HP/3450 RPMS. I thought about a larger wheel and less RPMs and many work aids, some of which I haven't tried yet. However, I can freehand allright on a belt sander.

What RPMS are you using and how many grits before 220?

Thank you, GT

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GT thank you. when I say grinder I mean belt grinder, not stone grinder. It is a 14" wheel, 3" by 136" belt size, 5 horsepower, 3450 RPM motor with a 6" drive wheel. I did all the grinding pretty much (almost too far) on a 24 grit belt, then just ran it over a 120 then 220 then wire wheel.

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Specs are, 7" blade 5" handle 12" overall, 3/4" wide blade.

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Whew, thank you Sam. I was really feeling some self pity creeping in!

At any rate...belt sander or not, it is fabulous for three grits. When I use the belt sander, it's an 8" wheel, (very slighly crowned). But the HP is much less probably around 3/4 horse. I will jump grits maybe 36 to 180. I still go back to a file jig or hand file/sanding most of the time.

I appreciate it Sam!

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Yeah , i come home from work, drag out to the shop Forge a few triple twist vikin swords, couple katanas, then i go eat dinner !

Sir Covetousness is a sin! Go easy on us .

Yes Im impressed, but why dont you mention the elves that work in your shop? taking all the credit yourself, I see

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Great lines, Sam!

 

That 5hp Bader space-saver didn't hurt anything either, though. ;-)

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Damn. I might have to drive back up there for a tutorial. I've got a dagger commission in progress, and ridge lines are hell. I'd probably wait until the skin on my knuckle finishes growing back, after meeting a 220 grit belt on one of those grinders at the hammer in.

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Pretty darn cool. I'd also like to point out that Sam tells me all day at work that he doesn't do bevels

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I dont do bevels! I do ramps.

Alan, actually it's hard to do knife type grinds on those machines.

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