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whiteeugene
04-17-2010, 08:12 PM
Well I finally finished my girder and band saw so there was no reason that I couldnít grind my own blades. Here is two small EDCís 3.5Ē blade length with an overall length of 8Ē both in 01. I went to the Oregon Knife show today and bought a forge from Jim at Three Sisters Forge so all I need now is another box of Band-Aids and I can get started.
Thanks for looking.

This is the first blade I ground.
http://dougwhitesworkshop.com/images/stories/knife/img_3554.jpg
http://dougwhitesworkshop.com/images/stories/knife/img_3555.jpg

Blade number two It came out a little better I was trying for a flat grind but I think I ended up with a slight bevel Iíll clean then up in the morning have to go put on another band-aid and get dinner started.

http://dougwhitesworkshop.com/images/stories/knife/img_3556.jpg
http://dougwhitesworkshop.com/images/stories/knife/img_3557.jpg

KB1SYV
04-17-2010, 08:14 PM
Doug,

You have achieved way more than I have on your first try!!! Good going2thumbs2thumbs2thumbs

Jeff

murphda2
04-17-2010, 08:28 PM
Lookin good for first attempts. From one new guy to another, try not to over work the grinding. I did and ended up with scrap pieces of steel instead of knife blades.

KB1SYV
04-17-2010, 08:39 PM
Lookin good for first attempts. From one new guy to another, try not to over work the grinding. I did and ended up with scrap pieces of steel instead of knife blades.

Yep, What he said. You just need to find uses for knife shaped paper weights!!!

Jeff

silver_pilate
04-17-2010, 08:39 PM
Good jobs for first grind! The high spot you're getting on your bevel next to the plunge is a fairly common thing when you're starting out. I've found it's most often due to rocking the blade in horizontal so that the edge of the belt next to the plunge is doing the grinding. To avoid that, when you move the knife to grind the area next to the plunge, make sure to watch the sparks coming from the belt and keep then in the center of the belt, not the edge.

Keep it up, your doing great!

--nathan

Bill Coye
04-17-2010, 09:02 PM
Awesome start - you're hooked now!

BC

Keith Willis
04-18-2010, 04:33 AM
Those look great! Now get to work finishing them.:D;)
Your doing good,my friend

God bless,Keith

whiteeugene
04-18-2010, 07:14 AM
Yep, What he said. You just need to find uses for knife shaped paper weights!!!

Jeff

Paper weights I was going to put cardboard scales on them and give them to family and friends that ask for a free knife.

wdtorque
04-18-2010, 09:46 AM
Paper weights I was going to put cardboard scales on them and give them to family and friends that ask for a free knife.

That made me Laugh. Thanks for the chuckle.
I can just see the look on their face when you say, "sure", (face lights up) and then hand "it" to them and say "here ya go" (face sags and they don't know what to say because they don't want to offend you and "it" is NOT what they were expecting)
Too Good. Dozier

JAWilliams
04-19-2010, 11:29 PM
Doug looks good. Please post pics of your progress on these. Personally I am looking forward to what they look like when done.