Work In Progress

opaul

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#1
I have two blades currently on the bench and I've been using the advise given - many, many thanks. I think my grind lines are really starting to sharpen and crisp up using that advise. I still haven't pulled the jig out yet.
The first photo - the blade on the bottom of the paper is ready to mount scales. I sanded the flats to 600 grit and the blade to a 400 cork polishing belt. 1084 steel 3/16". The blade is photographed on some sketches for my makers mark along with a hunter that I'm going to build.
The second photo is the hunter with one side taken down with 80 grit. This is a piece of the 7/64" Sheffield steel that I ordered. It's a big change going from 3/16 to 7/64! I was quite surprised. You will notice my plunge line control. I saw Fred Rowe use that on one of his videos.

As always constructive feed back is welcome!

 

opaul

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#6
Did you notice any difference from establishing a "flat" early on compared to before? (ease and control during grinding)
I did on the 3/16" steel. I'm going to have to develop the 'feel' for the 7/64" steel. But it's something I'm working on and a skill that will pay off! Thanks.
 

opaul

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#8
These are looking nice! Congrats!
whould you mind showing detais on this plunge line control? Thanks
Sure, I started using these - BRASS STAIR GAUGES FRAMING SQUARE MOUNT STEP TREAD RISER ROOF RAFTER LAYOUT TOOL - and they helped.
I have since moved on to the task specific plunge line grinding guide. It's much, much better.
 

DanF

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#9
Both designs are very nice, but my eye really likes the first one.
Square nuts--- huh! I probably have close to a dozen sets from my by-gone days of custom carpentry work and never considered they had another use. And, a ruined square nut is a lot cheaper than a knife makers file guide!
Edit; looks like you are talking about something other than square nuts, my bad, but now I gotta try them
More than a decade-and-a-half ago my mentor drummed into my head the evils of using jigs. I personally don't see a problem with someone using them but It sure is nice not to need them.
 

C Craft

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#13
Sure, I started using these - BRASS STAIR GAUGES FRAMING SQUARE MOUNT STEP TREAD RISER ROOF RAFTER LAYOUT TOOL - and they helped.
I have since moved on to the task specific plunge line grinding guide. It's much, much better.
OP, I new what it was the minute I saw it! My brain is going well there is a use I never thought of for a layout block!!! I built steps for a 40 unit beach complex with a set of those, way back when!! That is a prime example of thinking outside the box!!
Like the grinds!
 

C Craft

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#17
I can relate to that!!
Actually maybe I should have said, I was slow last night! I had spent the day making hurricane preparations and in fact made an ice run about 9:00PM last night! You take a lot for granted when you have it and when you don't well,...…….! After Ivan we worked all day sun up till to dark to work, we ate bathed, which is a major challenge with no water! After that we went looking for somewhere that had gas to run the generators and to find ice! A cold drink goes a long ways when you don't have one!! That was our schedule here for nearly two weeks. I would load a huge trailer all day and first thing in the morning go to the dump to get rid of it!! Crazy situation!!

So I was probably the slow one!!:eek::p
 
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