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  1. Hankins

    Smoke needed for many people - Please post needs here

    The best to both of you, we are here for you...
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    Running a grinder in Reverse

    Found the solution: Has adjustments for the tensioner wheel and the drive motor
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    Quench plates, the man the myth the legend

    JT Could you share a pic of your setup...
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    Vfd info

    1.5 or 2?
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    Quench plates, the man the myth the legend

    4 X 4 x 1/4" square tubing sounds like an option Maybe with some solid steel plate welded to the top for weight
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    Vfd info

    Would this be a good option with all the bells and whistle's added:
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    Running a grinder in Reverse

    Thanks bmilleker looking forward to hearing your findings
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    Running a grinder in Reverse

    Making a decision which new grinder to get... Looking at the KMG-TX or ? Yes it will have a VFD and speed will vary according to task
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    Is this heat treat oven any good?

    USA knife supply Better product better price
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    Running a grinder in Reverse

    Anyone doing this? Because I suck at flat grinding on a Platen I like doing my flat grinds parallel to the contact wheel. However it is more difficult to keep precise control. Would like to do them edge up across a horizontal contact wheel. This will really require being able to run the belt in...
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    What is your most, and least enjoyable part of making knives?

    Love the design process most of all followed by tweeking the pattern until it's just right... That's why I do 1/4" thick patterns in wood! Best feeling is getting feedback when the blade actually gets used
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    What do y’all use for knife templates?

    1/4"x2 1/2"x48" piece of Poplar sold in the wood trim section of the local Lowes or Home Depot Cost is around $3-4 but you can get quite a few templates out of one. Good thing is you can practice your grind on it, especially if it's a complicated one. These come in many other sizes as well so...
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    What grinder are you running and how could it be improved?

    What grinder are you running in your shop? What do you Love/Hate about it? How could it be improved? What feature/features are missing? Cost VS Benefit in overall performance? I ran a KMG for 19 odd yrs and the only issue was not being offered in Direct drive=noisy
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    Yes as shown VFD and motor included Need a Zip for a shipping estimate
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    Cold Steel Black Talon's

    JBC PM answered
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    Cold Steel Safe maker 1

    Cold Steel Safe Maker 1 As new never carried or used 4 1/2" blade AUSG steel No Box Includes sheath $75 shipped USPS Priority mail flat rate box PP Preferred PM any question