Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by ken reside, May 3, 2016.
not easy on a small wheel
Not bad at all.
Well done. Lines look nice and smooth.
gonna do file work on the spine i might leave the blade though not sure yet.
IS there a ridge in the bevel? might just be the lighting
There might be a couple small ridges. It's hard to do on a 6 inch wheel.
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
I have a 10 inch wheel coming got it cheap that should help can't afford bigger than that . Wheels are way over priced
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
Bought one on eBay for 100 bucks from Russia hope it arrives
I like file work just need better files.
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.
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.
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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