Saturday, January 25, 2020

HG-272 Horizontal Belt Grinder

HG-272 Horizontal Belt Grinder

This week I am working on another 2" x 72" belt grinder. This time it's a horizontal style with a 4" rubber contact wheel and a small wheel set for radiusing jobs. The belt is driven by a 1 horsepower four pole (1800 RPM) motor, which can be conveniently powered with 120 V. This will give lots of shaping options and will make it faster to do choils and things without having to swap tool arms on the Sayber OSG.

I will keep you posted as to how it comes along.


Update: 2020-02-06.

Painting the parts on the prototype last night. Most of these are is for the two adjustable work rests. Both work rests move up and down to maximize the usage of the belt surface and tilt from 90° to 45°. Adjustable angles can certainly make for some interesting results on the small wheels.

Some more pics.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Two FK3 Fillet Knives

Two 8" Filleting Knives for Christmas

The top guy is made from 3/32" AEB-L stock with a stabilized curly blue dyed maple handle.
The bottom is made from 3/32" 154CM stock with stabilized Karelian birch with 304 SS bolsters.
(Click for larger image.)


Sunday, November 24, 2019

DH64 in AEB-L and Desert Ironwood

DH64 made from AEB-L and desert Ironwood I made from this template. I shortened the blade to fit a piece of steel I had lying around. The pins are 304 stainless and the Ironwood is satin finished with 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper.

Something katana blade looking about the handle.


Monday, September 23, 2019

KN34-2 Honesuki Western

KN34-2 Honesuki Western (Full Tang)

This is a smaller kitchen knife that has a fairly stiff spine that is useful for boning and general slicing. The bevel is ground on the right side only which makes it a little unusual to operate, but once one gets used to the asymmetry it become very handy.

The blade is shaped and ground from AEB-L 3/32" which is supposed to be 0.09375" but usually a little thicker and measures closer to 0.11" when I check it with the caliper. The handle is made from Inkline Spalted Maple from and the bolsters are 316 stainless with 316L pins. The pattern for the KN34 is here.