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Nice and dark, looks good Gerhard. 

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Some utsuri! 

 

That is what I'm seeing right? A hamon and its shadow? 

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On 10/14/2019 at 6:24 PM, Zeb Camper said:

MwahhuhHahahahaaaaah!

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Drool, drool, drool.  Hope you take the time to write up a review for us.

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12 hours ago, Zeb Camper said:

Some utsuri! 

 

That is what I'm seeing right? A hamon and its shadow? 

Is that what you'd call it....? Good to know, will google a bit more B)

 

And yes, 2nd go around on this one, crazy warp on the edge first HT, had to grind a lot away and only did an edge quench, the hamon was a surprise B)

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Nice Zeb.  I've got an older model of that (It's an OBM grinder, right?).  I've got only one complaint in my few years of using it.

 

I'm still waiting to reset my shop up, but I got a box of maple back from K&G and was able to get them sanded and buffed.  I went with dye for some of the figured pieces, and I think I like the black enough to send more of my figured blocks in for dye...

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The way the platen is mounted prevents the use of a carbide file guide on one side for grinding plunges.  Even with a piece of pyroceramic glass glued onto the platen.  

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Thanks Billy! Luckily I dont use file guides. I usually chainsaw file my plunges in 

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50 minutes ago, Zeb Camper said:

Luckily I dont use file guides

 

me neither...:rolleyes::ph34r:

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1 hour ago, Chris Christenberry said:

Is there no work-around?

 

The only thing I can think of would be to build out the platen more than just the thickness of my glass.  If I remember correctly, I thought that if my glass was 2x as thick, then I'd be able to use the file guide with the handle on the left.

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18 hours ago, Chris Christenberry said:

Is there no work-around?

I moved my platen out about an inch to overcome this.

 

I've been very happy with my OBM.  It's been 4 or 5 years now.  I'm probably going to have to replace the tacking wheel soon, but that is the only issue I've had in all this time.

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I got mine running. I mounted it to a 10" 3/8" thick piece of channel from work. I did it at work and didnt have a belt to test it, but went ahead and squared everything up, and layed a piece of flat bar from the bottom platen wheel to the motors drive wheel and measured from the flatbar to the grinder body. I marked, drilled, and bolted everything down at the shop (work) and when I got home (to my suprise) it ran just fine with only minor adjustments to the tooling arm length and the tracking wheel. 

 

I think I'm gonna have some fun! 

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You will! And the variable speed is marvelous for the higher grits. 

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1 hour ago, Joël Mercier said:

And the variable speed is marvelous

amen to that!

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Oh, I'm jealous of your variable speed dial, I wish I had a dial. I have to push buttons to adjust my speed :( lol.

 

 

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I think the final glue up is the most stressful phase of the knife making process.

 

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That is quite the clamping system you have there Joshua!

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I second that, Joshua! And then theres that big sigh of relief once all the clamps are set. 

 

I like your setup. Clamps on clamps on clamps :P.

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39 minutes ago, Joshua States said:

I think the final glue up is the most stressful phase of the knife making process.

 

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There's a knife in there somewhere???:lol:

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I've tried a lot of different ways to do this, and this is the best so far.

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Nice setup Joshua...

 

 

made another of these. This one is much nicer.

 

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The first one threw well and hits like a brick...   Will see if this one does better.

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Just putting on the finishing touches on another blade made with a bar of double twists that I forged a while back.

 

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