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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by double gun, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. double gun

    double gun New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I signed up awhile ago but got busy with other things, but am back. I’m a hobbyist who enjoys knives - I’ve not made many and am always looking to learn new tricks and techniques. Anyways, I look forward to the wealth of knowledge here on the forum.

    DG
     
  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome. Glad to have you here.
     
  3. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Welcome double gun. Welcome. Lot's of great info and people here.
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Welcome to the forum DG.

    What kind of knives do you like/make?

    Dan
     
  5. double gun

    double gun New Member

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    All fixed blade, typically drop points, full flat grind. Mostly from cpm154 a couple from ats34 back when house of tools sold it.

    I’m tempted to try a couple other steels and try my hand at hollow grinding, but I haven’t had time to setup for that yet... but it’s coming. I recently completed a surface grinder attachment so now I should have some time to bore bearing seats in my contact wheel and get it mounted up.
     
  6. boatbuilder

    boatbuilder New Member

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    Any pictures/video of your surface grinder attachment. I'm in process of rounding up all the materials to build one as well.
    Where are you from?
    Jim
     
  7. double gun

    double gun New Member

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    I’m roughly 1.5hr north of Edmonton. No video (I’m not much of a computer guy) but here are a couple pictures.

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  8. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    That looks pretty cool. I have always wanted to make one. I am trying to figure out what slides on where.

    For being "not much of a computer guy" I am super impressed that your images show up. Images have been a battle for many in the forum here. ;-)

    Dan
     
  9. double gun

    double gun New Member

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    Very simple, the contact wheel doesn’t move. The knurled knob advances the entire slide closer to the contact wheel. The plate you see with the slots just under the contact wheel is a “magnetic chuck” that you put you blade or material on and the longer bar it’s mounted on is actually a linear slide so you manually push/pull your blade back and forth. Really the only necessary adjustment is moving closer or further from the wheel as the material thickness dictates.
    However the 2 big nuts you see (that’s sounds dirty) allows you to change the angle of the blank which is the cats azz for tapering tangs. What used to take me an hour of careful grinding, I can now do in literally 2/3 minutes per side. And it’s much more accurate.
    The whole thing was based on a thread on bladeforum where guys were building these.
     
  10. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Not to shoot this thread too far off, but I watched a video last night by J. Keeton on making a DIY surface grinding attachment which I thought was pretty well put together.



    I admire a person who admits mistakes and we all get to learn from them. In the end, everyone wins.

    Dan
     
  11. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    That would be fantastic. But, my shop time is so limited these days I can't see having the time to add more tools. I need to use the ones I have more first : ) Thanks Dan.
     
  12. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    I was blown away by Jame’s build in that video. He’s fast becoming a formidable YouTuber! I think other makers are going to latch onto his channel, and not just ‘new makers,’ because he builds things like this with no small amount of skill.
     

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