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Old 01-24-2017, 11:18 AM
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Curse you damon, it's going to be a while before I'm started...


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Old 01-24-2017, 07:18 PM
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I have my blade cut out and profiled! No picture though.

I questioned myself today whether I should bow out of this KITH. I got an order for 10 knives to build for a guy!

Anyway, I've got most all year to get his knives built. So I will get my B & T done. I'm building my "Quail" with brass bolsters I think. Haven't decided on the wood yet. After investigating a contact wheel, (whew $$$), it will be a flat grind.


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Old 01-24-2017, 08:17 PM
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I might throw one in next batch.
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:32 PM
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Well, gee, you've also got six months to build the KITH knife. Not exactly a rush deal ....


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Old 01-24-2017, 08:42 PM
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had to take a break from sitting in a chair for hours. so I started on the B&T...

5/32" O1...
416 bolsters...
desert ironwood handles...
will have stainless corby riviets...

*nudges the others to get started.
You're making me want to add bolsters to mine now. haven't done bolster yet. So, I may try it.
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Old 01-24-2017, 09:26 PM
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I have my blade cut out and profiled! No picture though.

I questioned myself today whether I should bow out of this KITH. I got an order for 10 knives to build for a guy!

Anyway, I've got most all year to get his knives built. So I will get my B & T done. I'm building my "Quail" with brass bolsters I think. Haven't decided on the wood yet. After investigating a contact wheel, (whew $$$), it will be a flat grind.

just seen this on another forum


thats a push mower wheel. can't cost that much lol

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Old 01-24-2017, 09:28 PM
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You're making me want to add bolsters to mine now. haven't done bolster yet. So, I may try it.
you also up for dovetail, and tapered tang?
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:03 PM
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think i could do the dove tail.
the tapered tang no problem
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:51 AM
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Dovetails aren't particularly difficult...just have to keep you brain one step ahead of your hands. (wink)


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just seen this on another forum


thats a push mower wheel. can't cost that much lol


Okay, you experienced experts weigh-in on this. Grizzly has a relatively inexpensive wheel but I've read where people have issues with balance and getting a belt to ride on it.
A lawnmower wheel?


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I can confirm that my wheel from grizzly was dished pretty badly and the belt wouldnt ride on it well. I put 2 wraps of electrical tape on it and the belt rides on it like a dream now. I also tried filind it some to flatten it but got scared I would ruin the wheel and opted for electrical tape instead. I think filing it so it has a slight crown would be perfectly fine though.
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:20 AM
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I made a 5" wheel for hollow grinding folder blades from a heavy cart wheel I got from MSC for $25 delivered. It is 2" wide, has an aluminum hub, and a hard polyurethane covering. It isn't as nice as a 'real' contact wheel but it is perfectly usable. So yeah, what that guy did would probably be worth doing...


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Old 01-25-2017, 10:36 AM
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my contact wheel is a roller coaster caster. I don't recall the price. but it was what was suggested when i built my grinder. the cost was about half what the regular contacts were going for at the time if i remember correctly
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Old 01-25-2017, 11:01 AM
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after a google search for 2"x8" caster i found quite a few in the $40 range. not sure you would need an 8" for this KITH. I'm sure smaller diameter one are cheaper
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Old 02-01-2017, 03:24 PM
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Making mine from O1. Not sure on the handle yet. I have the blade profiled and hollow ground. Bolsters will be brass. Have the brass cut and dovetailed.still need to shape them though. Trying to figure the best way to taper the tang. Wish I had a surface grinder

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