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First set of knives - cell phone pic update

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Shannon Carter, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Shannon Carter

    Shannon Carter

    473
    Mar 26, 2012
    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.

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    Last edited: Jun 1, 2012
  2. EdgedSteelAddict

    EdgedSteelAddict

    54
    Apr 17, 2012
    Nice work! Can't wait to see them finished.
     
  3. Shannon Carter

    Shannon Carter

    473
    Mar 26, 2012
    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.
     
  4. cbr900son

    cbr900son

    Mar 3, 2011
    Unless you are on a super strict timeline when you get aggrevated I find it best to step away and come back later.
     
  5. Shannon Carter

    Shannon Carter

    473
    Mar 26, 2012
    Good advice, thanks!
     
  6. Mike Davis

    Mike Davis

    Feb 7, 2006
    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 :)
     
  7. EdgedSteelAddict

    EdgedSteelAddict

    54
    Apr 17, 2012
    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.
     
  8. Shannon Carter

    Shannon Carter

    473
    Mar 26, 2012
    Mike, thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.
     
  9. Shannon Carter

    Shannon Carter

    473
    Mar 26, 2012
    Thanks! I'm anxious to get some more time in this weekend.
     
  10. cbr900son

    cbr900son

    Mar 3, 2011
    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.
     
  11. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    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
     
  12. Shannon Carter

    Shannon Carter

    473
    Mar 26, 2012
    Thanks again. Stepping away for a night seemed to help.
     
  13. Shannon Carter

    Shannon Carter

    473
    Mar 26, 2012
    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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  14. Shannon Carter

    Shannon Carter

    473
    Mar 26, 2012
    Progress pic:

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    Another:

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    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012

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