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Blade Grinding

Discussion in 'Jigs & Holders' started by Mythtaken, Nov 16, 2010.

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Do you use a jig to grind your blades?

  1. Yes I do

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  2. No!

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  3. Sometimes

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  4. I would if I had one.

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  1. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    We have rules about using bad words here. But sometimes you just have to break the rule to make a point. That's right, this post is about grinding jigs.

    I can hear that huge intake of breath as you hardcore types read this. I know you can't imagine spending all that time over a hot forge, carefully shaping your blade, only to clamp it in some sissy contraption to grind the bevels. Real makers grind by hand.

    If I was a fixed blade maker, I guess I'd probably learn to hand grind too. But there's a difference between grinding a hunter with a 20cm blade and a slippy with a 7.5cm blade and a 2cm tang. At the bottom of it all, I like the consistency that a jig gives my grinds.

    So the questions is do any of you use a jig to grind bevels? (Heck, let's make it a poll.) If you do use a jig, tell us about it.

    Mine is a simple thing; just a couple of pieces of angle iron with one side milled so I grind evenly on both sides of the blade. Here's a couple of pictures.

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  2. NuViking

    NuViking New Member

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    Ive been meaning to make a jig for making scandie grinds Its harder than it looks to be consistant on the angles,,,so most of the them are rough ground to take a bunch of meat off,,Then I hit them with a file for awhile then hand sand a finish,,,A jig would cut down losts of time on a simple blade.
     

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