Chris Christenberry Posted October 5, 2021 Share Posted October 5, 2021 I'm making a leather workers round knife for my pickiest customer. (me) That long bevel is taking so much time to sand that I'm honestly wondering if there is a proper alternative to accomplish the same thing. All my fingertips and both thumbs are completely numb right now and I'm not even completely through the 120 grit yet. The 2x72 grinder left some "microscopic dips" that are killing me trying to sand out. I used a 220 grit belt hoping to alleviate some of the grit marks, but I'm even having trouble getting those out with 120 grit water paper. This blade has given me a whole lot more respect for those of you who specialize in Chef's Knives. To put my complaint in context, I've just finished a four hour hand sanding session and have had to toss in the hat for the day. I honestly see a good two hours ahead of me tomorrow before I can confidently go on to the next grit. Is there an alternative way to get this sanding done or am I just bitching too much and should shut up and "Pay my Dues"? Chris www.chrischristenberry.com WHEW!!! If I could only know now what I "thought" I knew back then.................... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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