Well I figured I would throw out an update of what I have been messing around with. Managed to get to the shop today and spend some time this afternoon making sparks and dust. This is a real mixed bag of stuff here, both in styles and in material. There is a kitchen utility, a gyuto style, and a Nakiri, all in .070 AEB-L. There is a small edc style blade that is ladder pattern Damascus. The next two down are both hunters or buscraftvstyle knives in CPM154, and the bottom one is a large combat style Bowie done in .200 1084. Every one of these was profiled with the same belt, and I didn't bother trimming to shape, just ground straight from bar stock cut to length. The pile of filings was insane, but the belt really impressed me. They were all done with a 50 grit 984 cubitron 2, which so far, for my grinding style at least, seems to be my favorite profiling belt. It cut the steel like butter and even after this batch never seemed to slow down in cut speed. What I do know now is that I am in desperate need of a 2hp motor and VFD. This 1hp rig just won't cut it anymore, at least not until I get my contact wheel set up properly. There is just far too much friction and drag trying to hog against a platen.