My first knife

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Well... it's ugly as homemade sin, and I still need to clean up the ricasso area among other things... but here is my first one

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Good job - interesting shape.

Thanks! My belt sander - the harbor freight 1 by 30 - is a nightmare. It's like trying to hollow grind with a chainsaw. That's why I call this shape "the leftovers" lol.


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Thanks... it's a great feeling! I'll also say that I lost 35 lbs since beginning this project. Lol. This is the best hobby I've ever had.


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Congrats, I dig it! :thumbup:

I use a 1x30 also, and it definitely forces you to be careful and you can't get lazy while using it, so I'm hoping that's a good thing? :)
 
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Thanks! My belt sander - the harbor freight 1 by 30 - is a nightmare. It's like trying to hollow grind with a chainsaw. That's why I call this shape "the leftovers" lol.


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How are you hollow grinding with a harbor freight 1x30?
 
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Congrats, I dig it! :thumbup:

I use a 1x30 also, and it definitely forces you to be careful and you can't get lazy while using it, so I'm hoping that's a good thing? :)

Thanks! I appreciate the nice comments


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"the harbor freight 1 by 30 - is a nightmare." Been there, done that, recently made a 2x72 which helps a lot with things.

Good job with that grinder, it's a lot of trouble, no HP to work with, too fast on belt speed for finishing & a PITA, all at the same time!
 
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How are you hollow grinding with a harbor freight 1x30?

I use the little 2 inch top wheel and a ton of wd40. It's very hard for me, but it works. This blade is .020 thick from edge up about
.25 then I just pushed the grind up toward top. Totally sucks to do this on my grinder.


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I only ever flat ground with that machine. If you do that, make sure you have the platen squared up. You many need to bend it a bit. you can adjust the front to back and trueness to the belt with 3 allen screws at the base of the platen.
 
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