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...
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
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...
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
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