Testing a new knife by carving a jack o' lantern .
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
|2"x72" Belt grinder 2hp|
Well it certainly has been a busy last few months what with the moving of my shop to a different floor in my building and a great deal of different orders from tool and die making to engraving .But the highlight for me has been the completion of my latest self built tool.
A knife makers belt grinder!
Many knife makers end up building their first grinder , usually as a cash saving measure some just for fun. In my case a bit of both.
Indeed it became apparent from the onset of the project that this task was not an easy one.
|Ready for heat treatment. Note the pile of steel wire from||the turning .|
|Turning down round barstock for a pulley mandrel.|