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    Toxic Belts

    This is something I have thought about. I had made an adjustment to the platen prior to this this problem but since I have made 5-6 adjustments to the platen thinking that this was the problem. But these adjustment have not helped. I will try some more. Thanks
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    Toxic Belts

    Walked in the shop about 9 am no noticeable odor. Got the belt I used yesterday that I had left in an unheated shed overnight and I could still smell that odor on the backing. I ran the grinder again for 15 minutes without a belt no odor, then a 120 grit AOX belt for 15 minutes and there was...
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    Toxic Belts

    Same belts for the last year (Combat Abrasive Ceramic). A cross between a petroleum and some aromatic. Tomorrow I will try other belts with a different backing.
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    Toxic Belts

    Hello NW Gean, With the test run today there was no grinding of steel. I just let the grinder run with a 80 grit ceramic belt on it for 10 minutes. And before I did this I ran the grinder without any belt on it without any problem. A week and a half ago when I first experienced this problem...
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    Toxic Belts

    Hello again to everyone, About a week and a half ago I had a problem with a very horrible odor coming off a 60 and 80 grit ceramic belt when grinding a knife. Lets say this is not a nuisance odor but toxic. It made me sick and it was persistent. After leaving my shop door open for a week...
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    Belt Life

    Hello FredyCro, I have just read about dressing ceramic belts. I have also at times felt that an 80 grit belt cuts faster then a 40 grit belt. Thanks for the info, Joe
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    Belt Life

    Thank you for the information. I was probably using one belt for at least 2 maybe 3 knives. I've been having some problems lately in my grinding and realized last night that the belts are just not cutting and maybe I should always use a new belt for grinding. I think I needed some...
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    Belt Life

    Hello, working on knives just about every day for about a year and a half, consider myself very much a beginner/novice. I have a question about belt life. You begin a grind with a new ceramic 40 grit belt and you complete the bevel with a progression of belts. So you now have this once used 40...
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    Heat treatment problems

    Thank you for the information.
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    Heat treatment problems

    Hello, new to the forum, new to knife making, about 10 months. If you have a problem with the heat treatment process can you repeat and still achieve the desired results? I'm heat treating A-2 steel. I placed then knife in the kiln, raised the temp AFAP to 1450 set to soak for 15 minutes...
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