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    HT oven DIY build

    I’m curious what others say on this. I have plans to try and get one built a little down the road, as well. I had thought of doing the side swinging door, as I’ve heard from some that the draw bridge type can radiate a fair bit of heat when you’re reaching in to put stuff in/take it out. I...
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    My Surface Grinder Attachment

    I can say without doubt that dressing my contact wheel helped significantly. It clearly wasn’t manufactured very precisely. By sighting over the top of it and spinning it by hand, I could see the rise and fall at the edges. I used a dial indicator and checked the hub and edge of the rubber...
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    My Surface Grinder Attachment

    Shoot-should’ve been more specific. I dressed the wheel with the rail assembly removed, so there wasn’t anything in the way. The 4’ long bar of steel was just standing on one end on the floor, with the other end pointing towards the ceiling. Put some sandpaper on the steel and gently push the...
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    Koa Hunter

    I appreciate the kind words, everyone. Jeremy
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    My Surface Grinder Attachment

    That was a little bit of a rodeo, to be honest... I had to figure a way to turn the contact wheel while still having access to the face of it. I split down an old belt to a really narrow one and used the tracking wheel to run it as far to each side I could. I put a double cut file on the chuck...
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    My Surface Grinder Attachment

    Will do, thanks. Jeremy
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    My Surface Grinder Attachment

    I’m kind of wishing I had a couple 3” wide belts to keep from having to go back and forth over the chuck... I remember some guys talking about a source for 3”x72” belts-do you remember where that was? Same place carry the shorter belts that you got yours? Jeremy
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    My Surface Grinder Attachment

    Thanks for the suggestions. I finally got things worked out. Dressing the rubber on the contact wheel was a big part of the problem. That helped things out significantly once I figured a way out to do that. I still have an ever so slight “washboard” type effect on the surface with the light...
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    Folder bearing question

    Gotcha-thanks for the explanation. I appreciate it. Jeremy
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    Folder bearing question

    Thanks for the information. Could you expand on the blade rub comment with .015 clearance? Do you get issues with the side of the blade rubbing on the inside of the liners? Jeremy
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    Koa Hunter

    Thanks, guys. I appreciate the comments. Jeremy
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    Folder bearing question

    Thanks so much, Ed-I really appreciate it. There’s a lot to think about and consider with folders and every little change affects several other things....so not having to just make a guess and go for it is huge for me. And I’m with you-I don’t feel like tempting fate with leaving too little web...
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    Folder bearing question

    I’m considering using caged bearings on my next liner lock and it’ll be a first for me. I’ve seen where guys will recess both the liners as well as the blade for the bearings. I’m curious for anyone’s opinion on how they do it and why. Specifically, how big of a gap between the blade and liner...
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    Koa Hunter

    Thanks, John. Jeremy
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    Koa Hunter

    Thanks for the kind words. And yes, John-it was a nice piece he picked out from the handle material stash :). Jeremy
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    Koa Hunter

    Finally finished up this 80CrV2 hunter. Handle is stabilized curly Koa. There are several “issues” with the knife, but the 10 year old new owner seems to think it’s pretty cool. So, I’m willing to call it good. Jeremy
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    My Surface Grinder Attachment

    Well, it’s been a LONG time. I’d planned to have this done a while ago. But, other projects and life gets in the way... I’m a lot closer to the finish line, but there are some issues I’ve got to get worked out. The rail assembly and (Chinese...) contact wheel are mounted to the tool arm. I...
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    Machinist's vise

    That linked mill looks exactly like my Grizzly G0704. I didn’t get a DRO, but I’ve been happy with mine so far. Jeremy
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    Shocking Grinder

    Yup, what was just said above about the static cling spray. When I put anew glass platen on a little while back, I got some meaningful snacks while grinding. Found someone mentioned somewhere the anti-static spray so I gave it a try. I sprayed it on the inside of the grinding belt before I...
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    Gents liner lock WIP

    Nice job! And thanks for posting how you do things. I always appreciate seeing different guys’ processes. I know it would be a different look, but for the thumb stud, you could try a larger semi-circular relief for it. It then doubles as an easier way for the thumb to push the lock bar out when...
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