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  1. Loosvelt

    let's talk work rest bevel grinding jigs.

    I am also looking to get a jig, i just don't have the time to grind enough to keep my freehand grinding up to par
  2. Loosvelt

    Please critique my basement shop dust collector idea.

    of course proper PPE is key. The velocity thing is what worries me too. Might be easier just to use the Dust Deputy and Shop VAC and then put a $100 900 CFM exhaust fan in the ceiling of my shop and run it out an extra 12 inch vent I have (old fireplace air intact i believe). Hopefully...
  3. Loosvelt

    Please critique my basement shop dust collector idea.

    Guys please let me know what you think about my basement dust collector idea. Because it is in the basement I want to reduce the risk of dust as much as possible. I only have a 2 x 42 grinder now, but will soon hopefully be going to a 2 x 72. Since I wont be frustrated as much grinding, i...
  4. Loosvelt

    lets talk about step drills

    thanks guys, Rhino, my Rikon goes down to 220 RPM. I have three clamps on it to prevent helicopters. 123456... I am assuming with demings you still work your way up like to the 1 inch and can't start with with one
  5. Loosvelt

    lets talk about step drills

    Guys, My benchtop 1/2 hp Rikon drill press only goes to 5/8 inch. I really want to cut up closer to an inch. I was looking at trying some high quality step drills. I was wondering how well they work on the alloy steels we use and how thick they are effective up too. I know they are...
  6. Loosvelt

    Rick, where have you been buddy?

    Rick, where have you been buddy?
  7. Loosvelt

    help me out - I need pic's of jigs - Calling all jig pics!

    haha, yeah yeah that one went right over my head.
  8. Loosvelt

    help me out - I need pic's of jigs - Calling all jig pics!

    What's a Armstrong system?
  9. Loosvelt

    help me out - I need pic's of jigs - Calling all jig pics!

    You guys with your fancy grinding jigs. Filing jigs are where it is at! ahahaha Here is my design.
  10. Loosvelt

    Need a Grinding Wet 101

    I live in a town house so I don't have very many options. My shed is 4 x 8, and I don't have room for a bigger one. The only window in my basement is on the finished half. It is what it I guess. Like I said, ill just use a lot of hand tools until I move someday. It will be a good...
  11. Loosvelt

    Need a Grinding Wet 101

    Thanks for the answers guys. I guess in my dispair I was just reaching for straws. I really am enjoying this and don't want to stop. I do not have room to build a grinder room. Sad thing is my small basement shop is opposite of the same room that is my laundry room, compounding my...
  12. Loosvelt

    Need a Grinding Wet 101

    Hey guys, very new to knifemaking. Long story short, I have a basement shop and am uber paranoid about creating to much uncontrolled dust in the house (I picked the wrong hobby, eh!) Currently I use files, handsand wet, and plan to handsand and file wet handle materials when I get to that...
  13. Loosvelt

    9" Disk (flat) grinder

    I plan on using a cheap 1hp motor and getting a madrel and 4 step pully system like tracy sells.
  14. Loosvelt

    info on a 2x42 I purchased

    Dang, good thing I didn't order without measuring. I always thought the guys were saying it was 10mm. Man 12.65 is soooo close to a 1/2 shaft. I will have to play around with a couple things. With the ceramic platen and a poly wheel it might be a sweet little grinder.
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    info on a 2x42 I purchased

    I also have a the craftsman 2 x 42. I am going to be buying a new poly contact wheel for it (1" or 2" wide by 5") soon. Going to use it for handles mostly but also maybe to hollow grind. I just want to double checl with you guys that the shaft for the contact wheel is 10mm right...
  16. Loosvelt

    Question about Bench Grinder wheels for hollow grinding

    AR, You are correct. I need to stop cutting corners and just go big and get a 2 x 72. I was going to try to save for a KMG, but I think I am going to buy the NWG frame from USAKM and build a mobile grinder for my patio. Making it in parts would allow me to paint it as I go so it resists...
  17. Loosvelt

    Question about Bench Grinder wheels for hollow grinding

    This has also crossed my mind. Since I already have 2 x 42 belts maybe I could make a small one with a grizzly wheel and some idlers.
  18. Loosvelt

    Question about Bench Grinder wheels for hollow grinding

    Guys, Quick question. I am trying my hand an knife making. I am focusing on making small fixed blades and folders. I have use a craftsman 2 x 42 and/or files for flat grinds. I would like to do some hollow grinds also. I was thinking about using a mandrel (like tracey sells)...
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