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Old 03-16-2017, 03:12 PM
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Hollow Grinding Video, at long last...

My goal with this video series was to make watching them as close to a shop visit as possible. This video covers two DVDs and runs for seven hours! Of course, actually making the knife took much longer than that and the video is carefully edited so that you don't have to wade through much repetition but nothing important is left out. Hollow grinding is the major portion of this video but several other important subjects are also covered:

For the raw beginner there is a small section on hand tools, drills, vices,etc
I also quickly step through the building of a simple full tang kit knife

Then, we make a Kydex sheath for the kit knife

Hollow grinding is covered in great detail
A guard is milled for the blade.
This is a through tang knife so we look at drilling a hole through a 5" block
Instruction is given for the use of JB Weld and for AcraGlas
We drill and tap the pommel
The handle is shaped using the contact wheel, the platen, and the small wheel
We learn how to protect the spine of the blade while shaping the guard
The safe use of the buffer is covered, as are compounds and buffing wheels
After the knife is finished there is a detailed tutorial on making a welted leather sheath for it
A method for creating the initial edge on a new blade is demonstrated
The knife is sharpened and the logo is etched

The Hollow Grinding DVD is $15. I know, a ridiculously low price for something that took nearly two years to make but I'm not doing this for the money. If you would like a copy Paypal $15 to knives@rayrogers.com If you don't have a Paypal account just send an email to that same address and we'll go from there ...
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Old 03-28-2017, 03:06 PM
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I've watched the entire thing, and it's very good. It was done with lots of detail, the next best thing to being there in person......


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Old 03-29-2017, 01:32 AM
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Ray does make great knife making instructable vids. Ive learned a lot from his previous ones. Looking forward to learning from the hollow grinding vid.
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Got my copy 2 days ago. Went to put it in the lap top to watch and the lap top isn't reading anything the cd tray must be broken the only other dvd player I have is in the living room where my grandmother watches TV all day.....going to have to pick a day and kick grandma out for the day LOL
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If it was an older laptop it might not like the dual layer disk. But, if it turns out to be a dud let me know and I'll send a replacement right away ...


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No its a new laptop I just think something is wrong with the dvd reder as I tried a couple other dvds and now of the will read. I m going to check it in the other dvd player later tonight. I know that one works. We werejust using it last week. I let ya know but I think its just something with the laptop
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Well, I just finished watching the full run of this double disk video. Ray has done it again. Put together a video with a huge amount of information in it.

Much more than simply a video on "Hollow grinding", Tools, drills and drill charts, Hidden tangs, Leather sheaths and much more is covered. And all of it done in a way that even a newbie like myself can clearly understand.

I wish I had had these video's way back when I made my first attempts at knife making. Would have saved me a great deal of bother. (As I know it will in the future)

Thanks Ray, a job well done.

Marty

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