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8" Full Tang Chef In A E B - L

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by dancom, May 18, 2018.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    AEB-L in Blue and White Acrylester #36 with brass bolster and black fibre spacers. Balance point is under the middle finger in the pinch grip. I took this down to 0.015" before applying a 17° secondary. Cuts like a dream.
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    Thanks for looking. Have a super long weekend guys!

    Dan
     
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  2. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    That's a beauty Dan!
     
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  3. alba

    alba New Member

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    That's one good looking blade.
     
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  4. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Sweet knife.. Nice blue in the handle too. I'm sure you've posted this before but how did you finish the blade (what progression/ where did you stop)? I love that finish.
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hi Todd. Thanks. The blade is finished with a fine conditioning belt on the 12" wheel working the lenght of the blade.
     
  6. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    So normal hand sanding and then the conditioning belt. How far do you go - to what grit? Do you have any room to cheat because you're using the conditioning belt afterwards or is it basically the same process - sand it all nice and pretty and then the cond. belt.

    I have a medium and fine belt i believe but never really used them much. I was always so focussed on improving my hand sanding that i never really thought about conditioning belts.
     
  7. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    No hand sanding. Only belts and the disc to 220 and then the conditioning belts. Hand sanding sucks so I try to do as little as possible. LOL
     
  8. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    NO FRIGGIN" WAY!!! You mean, i've been destroying my arthritic fingers all this time grasping tiny pieces of sandpaper for nothing? I shoulda asked you months ago!! I have to try this now.
     
  9. bob682

    bob682 New Member

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    Yeah.....hand sanding is just the worse....I have 0 money to get decent gear at the moment so i just gotta work my fingers into arthritis since it hasnt begun for me...yet :roflmao
     

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