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My First Hollow Grind

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by ken reside, May 3, 2016.

  1. ken reside

    ken reside New Member

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    not easy on a small wheel
     
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    Not bad at all.
     
  5. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Well done. Lines look nice and smooth.
     
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    gonna do file work on the spine i might leave the blade though not sure yet.
     
  8. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    IS there a ridge in the bevel? might just be the lighting
     
  9. ken reside

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    There might be a couple small ridges. It's hard to do on a 6 inch wheel.
     
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    Oh yea I can imagine. time for the hand sanding and the old wet/dry paper. Keep putting this kind of grind off until I get a big wheel for the belt grinder
     
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    I have a 10 inch wheel coming got it cheap that should help can't afford bigger than that . Wheels are way over priced
     
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    Glad I am not the only one who thinks so, saw a 10" wheel for $400. For that I would resort to a file and drill press to make my own wheel
     
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    Bought one on eBay for 100 bucks from Russia hope it arrives
     
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    I like file work just need better files.
     
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    Looking good
     
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    Thanks
     
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    For the wood handles get brad point drills, they cut a little better than standard drill bits. With a wood backing and slow travel near the end of the hole you will have less tearout of the wood scale.

    What I have started doing to help with this is have thicker material to start with then sand down to the thickness I want. Helps give the holes a nice finished look.
     
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    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Another tip for tearout is always drill from a scale's outside to its inside. This way any tear will not be seen when assembled.
     
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    I am not sure what to say....bows head in embarrassment (never thought of this). Well at least the next wood handle will be less frustrating.
     
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