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    First set of knives - cell phone pic update


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    This is my second night in a row at the grinder... feel like I'm making a bit of progress. Getting a little easier to keep a consistent grind-line.

    Last edited by Shannon Carter; 06-01-2012 at 09:38 AM.

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    Nice work! Can't wait to see them finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdgedSteelAddict View Post
    Nice work! Can't wait to see them finished.
    Thanks! I got pretty frustrated on the first night, but came in yesterday and read quite a few posts on this forum regarding technique, etc. and that seemed to help.

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    Unless you are on a super strict timeline when you get aggrevated I find it best to step away and come back later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbr900son View Post
    Unless you are on a super strict timeline when you get aggrevated I find it best to step away and come back later.
    Good advice, thanks!

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    Working on this stuff when you are frustrated, or tired, or angry is usually a bad plan. It is at this time when you make mistakes, and those mistakes are usually when serious injuries take place. Aside from all of that, your grinds look very nice Practice makes perfect, and you are very well on your way

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    Good advice from cbr and Mike.

    Shannon, looks like you got the advice and tips you need from what I can see in the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Davis View Post
    Working on this stuff when you are frustrated, or tired, or angry is usually a bad plan. It is at this time when you make mistakes, and those mistakes are usually when serious injuries take place. Aside from all of that, your grinds look very nice Practice makes perfect, and you are very well on your way
    Mike, thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdgedSteelAddict View Post
    Good advice from cbr and Mike.

    Shannon, looks like you got the advice and tips you need from what I can see in the pics.
    Thanks! I'm anxious to get some more time in this weekend.

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    Remeber the second you arn't enjoying yourself due to aggrevation is the second you should step away. Sometimes going grab a cold drink is enough time and other times I quit for the day and go play with the family etc.

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    wow, GREAT start!
    Looks like some BK2 inspiration in there.
    Keep posting, can't wait to see your progress.
    Remember, don't push a worn out belt until it comes apart - you'll just frustrate yourself and that leads to trouble.

    Bring one of those grinds to within an eighth of the spine and I predict it will become your favorite once they're all done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbr900son View Post
    Remeber the second you arn't enjoying yourself due to aggrevation is the second you should step away. Sometimes going grab a cold drink is enough time and other times I quit for the day and go play with the family etc.
    Thanks again. Stepping away for a night seemed to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daizee View Post
    wow, GREAT start!
    Looks like some BK2 inspiration in there.
    Keep posting, can't wait to see your progress.
    Remember, don't push a worn out belt until it comes apart - you'll just frustrate yourself and that leads to trouble.

    Bring one of those grinds to within an eighth of the spine and I predict it will become your favorite once they're all done...

    -Daizee
    Thanks! This pic is from the first night... you can see the grind lines were high and low. You're right, they do favor a BK2 at this point. I hope to take the sharp edges off of the tang and shape them up a bit.


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    Progress pic:



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    Last edited by Shannon Carter; 06-06-2012 at 11:23 PM.

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