1" wide contact wheel setop

Rick Haney Design

Well-Known Member
I've been contemplating going to a 1" wide contact wheels for awhile,Now I took the plunge!(pun intended) courtesy of Doug@ Stephen Bader & Co.He gratiously turned my 10" serrated & 3" smooth that was supplied with my Dozier Grinder,he promply sent these back to me!Saved money to boot.Doug is making me a 10" smooth 1" wide as we speak. In recent threads about contact wheel choices,Mick Strider,John Barger talk about more control,More belts, More edges.Glad to be back in the shop again!
 

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BossDog

KnifeDogs.com & USAknifemaker.com Owner
Staff member
I haven't used a 1" wheel myself yet... I see how it might work better than a 2" in making folder size blades.
Please let us know how it works for you.
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rhinoknives

Well-Known Member
Yes,
Please do give a a recap of your findings of a 1" contact wheel.
I have been a Flat of convex devotee for most of my knife making years and have been considering going to a hollow for some small blades? The 1" sounds interesting.

Laurence

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Rick Haney Design

Well-Known Member
Tracy, Hell,I started out like a lot of makers on a 1X42" wide belt on my first grinder!I remembered how I liked the control of the grind on my folder blades using the 1" belt.BTW,Your belt splitter works like a champ!:3:

Laurence,I'll definitely give some feedback on using this new setup.:biggrin:
 

Frank Niro

KNIFE MAKER
I haven't used a 1" wheel as such but have placed several wraps of masking tape on an 8" wheel and placed a factor made 1" belt on it . It worked very well on a short recurved blade. I never did try to do more in that manner but I will now have to try it again. Thanks for the thread. Frank
 

rhinoknives

Well-Known Member
I haven't used a 1" wheel as such but have placed several wraps of masking tape on an 8" wheel and placed a factor made 1" belt on it . It worked very well on a short recurved blade. I never did try to do more in that manner but I will now have to try it again. Thanks for the thread. Frank
That sounds like a good why to try a 1" wheel? I have plenty of 1" blue tape at the shop. Hmmm?

Laurence

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Drew Riley

Well-Known Member
When I get a little bit of extra funds, I think I'm gonna pull the trigger on a 1x10" (or maybe a 1x8") wheel and a belt splitter.

Got some kerambits profiled that I think this setup would be perfect for.
 
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