A Newbee In need Of Help.

#21
I understand now sir and I say that is a good starting point to test from. I cut my teeth forging numerous leaf spring knives and tools so do not think I am judging you in any way that was surely not my intention. My only point is that with a known steel you will have a better understanding of what qualities a knife SHOULD posses after following a given heat treat recipe. With leaf springs and files you are shooting in the dark and the only way to predict results is through trial and error and testing.
 

Robert66

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#22
My ceramic belt is still in good cutting form but unfortunately it is slipping badly on the back, will a belt dressing cure it?

I have put on a new belt which is OK but loathe to cast away the first one which still has loads of work left on it.
 

Von Gruff

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#23
What state is the drive wheel on your grinder as it may be that this is slicked up and may need a cleaning with acetone or even a slight roughing up with sandpaper
 

Robert66

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#24
I have now cleaned the wheels of my almost new 4 x 36, I also cleaned the inside of the used belt belt, thanks for the tip AOK
 

Robert66

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#25
I would like to make a 4 bevel dagger in the future when I become more competent/confident, I worry about getting the blades to match.

Any advice on this will be appreciated.
 
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