MEMBER ITEMS FOR SALE
Custom Knives | Other Knives | General Items
-------------------------------------------
New Posts | New PhotosAll Photos



Go Back   The Knife Network Forums : Knife Making Discussions > Custom Knife Discussion Boards > Tool Time

Tool Time Let's talk shop. Equipment, Tips & Tricks, Safety issues - Post it here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 10-15-2017, 10:19 AM
Crex's Avatar
Crex Crex is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Acworth, GA and/or Hanging Dog, NC
Posts: 3,425
Take your time and keep the first ones simple until you learn to "dance" with the grinder. There is a definite rythum to grinding just like forging. Once you get the steps right it'll be easy.


__________________
Carl Rechsteiner, Bladesmith
Georgia Custom Knifemakers Guild, Charter Member
Knifemakers Guild, voting member
Registered Master Artist - GA Council for the Arts
C Rex Custom Knives

Blade Show Table 5-J
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-15-2017, 10:29 PM
jimmontg jimmontg is offline
Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Now live in Las Cruces NM.
Posts: 1,066
Nice grinder Rockhound. If I may be so bold, if you have a tap set I might suggest you might want to drill and tap a small 6-40 screw hole on the small plate you JB welded to the bottom of the platen to hold the glass just for insurance. The JB Weld will probably be good enough and it's good to around 600 degrees assuming you used the two part regular JB Weld epoxy. I'm a nervous nancy on grinder safety, but that is what I'd do. If that glass ever does come loose it will be a miracle if you don't get hurt and I wouldn't trust even JB Weld. I saw you wrote welded the lip, but I didn't see a weld so I think you might have meant JB welded? If it is metal welded in one way or another then please disregard my suggestion.

Last edited by jimmontg; 10-15-2017 at 10:37 PM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-16-2017, 06:38 AM
rockhound's Avatar
rockhound rockhound is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Winter Park, CO
Posts: 326
Thanks Jim, the lip is indeed attached with three tack welds so she should be good.
I used the two-part formula of JB for the glass.


__________________
Stay away from fast women and slow horses
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-11-2017, 07:50 AM
James_1979 James_1979 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 3
Congrats! Looking good
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-12-2018, 03:12 PM
rockhound's Avatar
rockhound rockhound is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Winter Park, CO
Posts: 326
I have another question regarding power. I've been running it all winter and really getting the hang of it, love this grinder!. My only problem with the KMG is that after about 5-10 minutes of continual use it trips the power strip that I have it plugged into. I'm definitely not overworking the machine, happens even during light sanding. It's never tripped the Leeson breaker that is built-in to the switch box. I'm using a "Monster" brand power strip which is supposed to be rated for "equipment" but I am not sure if it's up to the task. Perhaps there is a specific rating of power strip I should be using... or... is this to be expected?
115V Model. Any advice much appreciated.


__________________
Stay away from fast women and slow horses
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 04-13-2018, 06:39 AM
Crex's Avatar
Crex Crex is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Acworth, GA and/or Hanging Dog, NC
Posts: 3,425
Power strips tend to get "worn-out" sensitive and start tripping at lower amperage draw (not all but many). Sounds like yours has gotten sensitive. The "Monster" comes in several configurations some are more shop worthy than others.

That aside, I have always found it better to have big draw items like grinders etc direct plugged to service receptacles and not through a power strip of any kind. You could eliminate the power strip and plug directly to a recp. and see if the problem continues to occur. If so, you have a surge problem with your drive/motor and need to have it checked out. If you have to use an extension cord, keep it short as possible and use good heavy duty one. Run your grinder awhile then feel the cord and it's connectors at both ends. They will probably be warm but shouldn't be hot. If hot, again get help.

Another possibility is if you have more than one item plugged in to the power strip and more than one thing running you might be exceeding the 15 amp surge at some point tripping it's on board breaker.
Also check the amperage rating on your motor tag just to make sure it's not higher than any of your in-line breakers ie. - power strip and main breaker for recep.


__________________
Carl Rechsteiner, Bladesmith
Georgia Custom Knifemakers Guild, Charter Member
Knifemakers Guild, voting member
Registered Master Artist - GA Council for the Arts
C Rex Custom Knives

Blade Show Table 5-J
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-13-2018, 02:24 PM
rockhound's Avatar
rockhound rockhound is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Winter Park, CO
Posts: 326
Thanks Carl, I will definitely try as you suggested. Much appreciated.


__________________
Stay away from fast women and slow horses
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-17-2018, 06:46 AM
Crex's Avatar
Crex Crex is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Acworth, GA and/or Hanging Dog, NC
Posts: 3,425
Figured you'd be back to digging by now or are you still in thaw mode?


__________________
Carl Rechsteiner, Bladesmith
Georgia Custom Knifemakers Guild, Charter Member
Knifemakers Guild, voting member
Registered Master Artist - GA Council for the Arts
C Rex Custom Knives

Blade Show Table 5-J
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-17-2018, 07:28 AM
rockhound's Avatar
rockhound rockhound is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Winter Park, CO
Posts: 326
Still in thaw mode until mid or late June but my other business is very busy. I managed to create 8 blanks this winter and they are done with heat treat but may have to wait until fall before I'll have time to finish and sheath them.


__________________
Stay away from fast women and slow horses
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 04-21-2018, 12:23 PM
rockhound's Avatar
rockhound rockhound is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Winter Park, CO
Posts: 326
Carl, a quick thank you again and follow-up. I eliminated the power strip. I cannot run directly into a wall outlet so I bought the shortest and heaviest gauge ext cord I could find up here.
Voila! I've been running it like a demon on all speeds for days and not a single kill yet.
Many thanks!


__________________
Stay away from fast women and slow horses
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 04-22-2018, 06:21 AM
Crex's Avatar
Crex Crex is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Acworth, GA and/or Hanging Dog, NC
Posts: 3,425
Glade it worked out, by what you described most things leaned toward a chinkeneese circuit breaker in the strip. Couple of surge trips and they get pretty weak, never liked the things. Hard to beat good heavy wire connections. Might occasionally feel and inspect the ext. cord after a period of use, never hurts. Might even be good to touch the panel circuit breaker for that connection with the back of your knuckle from time to time. Warms pretty normal, but alarmingly hot means you need to call in an electrician.

Why the back of your knuckle (or hand) you might ask - you can still use your hand if you get a burn on the back side, but might not be able to if you burn the inside curve. Also any muscle contraction will automatically cause you to jerk away from the source of stimulus (best direction if you know what I mean).


__________________
Carl Rechsteiner, Bladesmith
Georgia Custom Knifemakers Guild, Charter Member
Knifemakers Guild, voting member
Registered Master Artist - GA Council for the Arts
C Rex Custom Knives

Blade Show Table 5-J
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2x72, advice, art, assemble, bee, belts, choose, files, grinder, grinding, hobby, kit, kmg, knife, knifemaking, knives, making, mill, mount, package, paint, steel, stock removal, switch, tool


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No weld grinder vs. Coote grinder andrewj1398 The Newbies Arena 13 04-24-2016 08:04 AM
Knife Makeing Equipment for sale,KMG Grinder,Contour grinder,Buffer ...ETC Nathan House The Outpost Trading Post 6 08-05-2015 10:14 AM
Bench grinder vs. Belt grinder stillwaters The Newbies Arena 7 03-13-2013 05:36 AM
For Sale: Multi Tool Grinder attachment & Delta 6" variable speed grinder Uncle Buck The Outpost Trading Post 0 03-16-2009 06:45 PM
Cheap bench grinder/polishing grinder Peldor The Newbies Arena 7 01-23-2007 02:02 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:39 AM.




KNIFENETWORK.COM
Copyright © 2000
? CKK Industries, Inc. ? All Rights Reserved
Powered by ...

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
The Knife Network : All Rights Reserved