I'm looking to do an a grind but I'm lost on how I could get the 3ft radius grind into my knife.I thought a custom platen but I wouldnt know about how to make it. Any thoughts?
Wow. That video is nearly intolerable what with the hooping and hollering.For what it is worth. I watched Alec Steele make a platen for a chef knife. It did not look hard. He made the arc then heated the steel for the platen and bent it to fit. Simply,,,, A little search and you should be able to find it. Best of luck!!
Here ya go!
This is from MAKING A CHEF'S KNIFE! Part #4. Enjoy it or start about 5.5 minutes into it. I hope this works!!!
You use it to make the ideal concavity (I think that is the right word.) For an "S" grind which is supposed to be a great grind for chef knives.A) Hahahah!
B) I’m confused as to why someone would need this tool. I’m still very green so there’s much that I don’t know.
Gotcha ... I just push a little harder with my thumbs. And seeing this post got me to thinking that maybe I’m not supposed to be doing it that way. I also have no clue what the radius ends up being as the grind ends up parabolic instead of circular. 36 may be to big. Again as always I have no idea what I’m doing.You could do it with a contact wheel, "IF" you had a 36" wheel. A curved platen is a cheap way to make that large hollow grind.