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I use my 2 x 72 for sharpening everything, including mower blades. If that's all you want to do, get a 1x30 from harbor freight then get some...
Good idea John
I was wondering who would say it.
Forgot to mention! My grinder weighs about 130#. If you grinder is considerably lighter, it may not be solid and move when you push into it.
I have this stand: https://www.harborfreight.com/29-inch-heavy-duty-tool-stand-95128.html
and if i needed it mobile, I'd consider this base:...
I think I have some .062 (also AEB-L) i think. I may go that way. blade length around 5" i think?
Stacy and Warren,
Thanks. I'm giving particular consideration to a chisel grind. Haven't done one in a while
not beveling goes against every fiber of my being, so I may have to. I may make a jig for these, so i have a hard backer to reduce flex, and get...
I have a close friend who's asked me to make him a set of steak knives. (being a close friend is the only reason i'm considering it) I have some...
i think you can also get a wheel base that you can retract the wheels when it's stationary.
My grinder is about 2x heavier and it's mounted on a harbor freight base. It's like $30. Totally solid.
That would work too. More likely to have access to a pressure washer
Pressure washer. The added time to dry is minimal, and it's waaay worth it.
Arm & Hammer super washing soda is sodium carbonate and can be found in most any grocery store....
+1 on 15n20. I have one that was profiled and heat treated by Warren ( @Willie71 ) here. It's my go to kitchen knife. It has developed a beautiful...
Stainless in a forge is a non-starter.
My edges will always cut hair, but I find that cutting phone book pages gives me more feedback on the condition of the edge. As stated above, I...
If you just started one tool that is irreplaceable in the shop is a bucket. this bucket is what you throw your ruined knives into.
I often etch something there. Names, dates, verses, etc.
I actually have a 2" wide maybe .12" thick piece of that. I haven't touched it, because I don't know what the best application would be.