One of “those” purchases...

Chris Railey

KNIFE MAKER
A file guide for plunge lines. When I started I tried everything to make decent symmetrical plunges but always ruined them. I tried filing them with a chainsaw file but naw...not even close. Then when I tried the file guide its like magic.
 

Nick Riggi

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Sorry for the length. It's a real sleeper if you try to watch it all at once.
I have plans to put together a couple more videos with Kieth Johnson. One will be building a lock back and the other will be a slippy. We hope to shoot them when the glacial ice here in Minnesota melts back which looks like early July.
I have gotten a few of the Ceramic Trizacts- as oppossed to the AO. I have not used yet. These Ceramics are VERY stiff and feel VERY aggressive. Any experience with these? Do they polish and work like the AO? I am worried that I got these and they will not perform the same as I have gotten used to with the traditional ones.
 

BossDog

KnifeDogs.com & USAknifemaker.com Owner
I have gotten a few of the Ceramic Trizacts- as oppossed to the AO. I have not used yet. These Ceramics are VERY stiff and feel VERY aggressive. Any experience with these? Do they polish and work like the AO? I am worried that I got these and they will not perform the same as I have gotten used to with the traditional ones.
they will work differently than the engineered AO.
 

Kev

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A file guide for plunge lines. When I started I tried everything to make decent symmetrical plunges but always ruined them. I tried filing them with a chainsaw file but naw...not even close. Then when I tried the file guide its like magic.
I hear that. I fought and fought to get my plunge lines to match. My biggest fight was the angle. I made my own guide from A2 scrap, and you couldn’t get it from me with a buggy whip.
 

Chris Railey

KNIFE MAKER
Yep, and since John and others shared the tip about moving your guide back a hair during finish grinding no more chasing scratches in my plunges. I cannot wait to grind my next knife with plunges. I have two more plungeless kitchen knives to do then it’s on.
 

Kev

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Yep, and since John and others shared the tip about moving your guide back a hair during finish grinding no more chasing scratches in my plunges. I cannot wait to grind my next knife with plunges. I have two more plungeless kitchen knives to do then it’s on.
Absolutely. That post completely changed how I do plunges. If followed the advice there is priceless. Works a charm too.
 
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