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How do you get an even grind?

Discussion in 'Hammer & Tongs' started by StrangeDaze, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. StrangeDaze

    StrangeDaze Gold Member Gold Member

    771
    Mar 20, 2016
    I use an angle grinder and usually eyeball it, but I'm not %100 happy with how it usually turns out and would like more consistency. Any info and techniques or jigs or even equipment would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. RockFireForge

    RockFireForge

    73
    Dec 16, 2016
    Disk sander
    2x72 home brew grinder
    practice with true angle grinder
    then hand sanding


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  3. Sgt_Bobbo

    Sgt_Bobbo

    336
    May 21, 2012
    I use the jig that Aaron Gough built in a video. I am sure he doesn't use it because he has a 2x72, but for those of us who do not it does an excellent job. It takes time but I messed up my first two knifes trying to use a 1x30 and just couldn't get an even grind. So for now I will be using the wooden beveling jig. It cost about $30 to make and I even used it to sharpen my knife with excellent results.
     
  4. RockFireForge

    RockFireForge

    73
    Dec 16, 2016
    You lines will be nice but it's gonna take some time to hand file your grinds in first go with a grinding attachment on an angle grinder then got to a flap wheel use a marker to mark where you want to grind when you have it where you want hand sand it from 80 grit on up to remove any deep scratches


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  5. StrangeDaze

    StrangeDaze Gold Member Gold Member

    771
    Mar 20, 2016
    Thank you for the tips! Greatly appreciated
     
  6. RockFireForge

    RockFireForge

    73
    Dec 16, 2016
    Check out nick wheeler on YouTube hey has some really great tutorials also a cheap way to get some clean lines is a disk sander you can make one from an old appliance motor and order the disk from one of the knife making sites


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  7. StrangeDaze

    StrangeDaze Gold Member Gold Member

    771
    Mar 20, 2016
    I will, I should be getting some fresh steel in the new year to play with. I'll post some pictures and let you know how it's going on here!
     

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