How do you get an even grind?

StrangeDaze

Gold Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2016
Messages
1,009
I use an angle grinder and usually eyeball it, but I'm not %100 happy with how it usually turns out and would like more consistency. Any info and techniques or jigs or even equipment would be greatly appreciated.
 
Joined
Dec 16, 2016
Messages
73
I use an angle grinder and usually eyeball it, but I'm not %100 happy with how it usually turns out and would like more consistency. Any info and techniques or jigs or even equipment would be greatly appreciated.

Disk sander
2x72 home brew grinder
practice with true angle grinder
then hand sanding


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
Joined
May 21, 2012
Messages
344
I use the jig that Aaron Gough built in a video. I am sure he doesn't use it because he has a 2x72, but for those of us who do not it does an excellent job. It takes time but I messed up my first two knifes trying to use a 1x30 and just couldn't get an even grind. So for now I will be using the wooden beveling jig. It cost about $30 to make and I even used it to sharpen my knife with excellent results.
 
Joined
Dec 16, 2016
Messages
73
You lines will be nice but it's gonna take some time to hand file your grinds in first go with a grinding attachment on an angle grinder then got to a flap wheel use a marker to mark where you want to grind when you have it where you want hand sand it from 80 grit on up to remove any deep scratches


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
Joined
Dec 16, 2016
Messages
73
Check out nick wheeler on YouTube hey has some really great tutorials also a cheap way to get some clean lines is a disk sander you can make one from an old appliance motor and order the disk from one of the knife making sites


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

StrangeDaze

Gold Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2016
Messages
1,009
I will, I should be getting some fresh steel in the new year to play with. I'll post some pictures and let you know how it's going on here!
 
Native XF ad, Below bottom BC
Top