Some have asked to see what we use for the background on a number of our knife pics. Well, here ya go! My dad bought this old grinding wheel at a farm auction and I then proceeded to build a frame for it. It had a pine board seat at one time along with pedals. I would sit there for hours trying to grind and sharpen anything I could find on a wheel that was way out-of-round! I bent all of the angle iron in a vise and had to use bolts to put it together since I didn't know how to weld yet. I was 13 years old when I built this. The seat was made out of a 1x8 board and was held on by the U-Bolt that you can see on the back of the frame. My biggest accomplishment was building my own ball bearings out of scrap. They have actually held together to this day. All in all it's a terrible grinder. But I learned a lot when building it. . . . Fun times!!! Let's Drink!!! Jerry .