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Angle jig for a 36" perpendicular belt grinder

Discussion in 'Hammer & Tongs' started by Kessik221, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Kessik221


    Nov 2, 2016
    So ive begun making knives using files and a bench grinder but i want to start making more accurate chamfer profiles as mine either come out to thin or uneven. Any ideas for this?
  2. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Yes, Get a bunch of 1084 or AEBL steel and practice grinding free-hand. Learn to look and see what needs to be done to keep the grind straight and even.

    This is how you learn to control the grind. A thousand dollars in jigs won't teach you much, and won't be able to finish the blades.

    A jig is a crutch, and if you don't learn to walk without it ... you will be on crutches the rest of your life.
  3. reevestx

    reevestx Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    100% That is so true ! Best why I have ever heard it put thanks Stacy

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