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Thread: Grobler Cutlery - Starting to get real...

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    Default Grobler Cutlery - Starting to get real...



    I was recently offered a kmts simplatic and tensioner wheel for a ridiculously low price by a generous knifemaker... here it is mocked up to see what is needed...

    A12 mm flatshank? Bolt for the tensioner wheel...
    A properly machined m10 for the contact wheel.
    An adapter for the 17mm shaft to the 19mm drive wheel... and some belts...

    I am so excited... I think I have to take sick leave for the next week...

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    Awesome!! I'm keen to try my hand at knife making. Keep us posted
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    Nice man, good luck with the knife making, post pics when you made a knife.
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    Very nice and compact machine! Keep us updated on your progress. Happy grinding
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    M12 for tensioner wheel sorted.... using quite a few washers but fit is fairly good

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    So where are the first knives
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    This is me after 90 mins using only a hacksaw. Took ages to find a technique that works
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    Hi snowbeast replied to other thread... but at that pace I think it is work hardening... using parrafin as cutting fluid? Sandvik bimetal hacksaw blades?

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    I thought that was you.
    I've got paraffin which is helping.
    I just have normal blades we sell at plumblink.
    Going past builders tomorrow. Debating buying a belt grinder for a grand as a starter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowBeast View Post
    I thought that was you.
    I've got paraffin which is helping.
    I just have normal blades we sell at plumblink.
    Going past builders tomorrow. Debating buying a belt grinder for a grand as a starter.
    FWIW, I've also started with this very addictive hobby a while ago, so far used either a hacksaw or angle grinder for profile cutting. I've done the first two blades' bevel using a handfile only...
    Later on I bought myself a cheap 25mm belt grinder/disc grinder combo (may be the one you're refering to). I find this quite useful, I just struggled to get a decent variety of belts at the beginning.
    I think this grinder is useful if you have nothing else, or you don't intend on spending a lot of money to buy or build a proper grinder...
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    I've seen one on special and hoping to get one today.
    I'd love to see your blades.
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    Hi SB

    Don't you have a wedding to pay for??????????

    Don't bite me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowBeast View Post
    I've seen one on special and hoping to get one today.
    I'd love to see your blades.
    At this stage nothing really worth mentioning...still trying to get a reliable place to heat treat, but I can't wait to put handle material on and finish some PROPER looking knifes...
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    Hi Snowbeast... if you grind or file the back half of the hacksaw blade it will follow the curves alot better and you don't have to saw the other pieces out to make the bends... you need 3 teeth in the work, so for 3mm steel you need about 24tpi... but 14-18 works ok...

    That grinder will make things quicker, provided you use new belts and don't let the work heat up... once it burns your thumb... it will be a long grind...
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    Cave. I've paid for most of it - well photographer, venue, dress, food etc.

    Shakes, I just bought the ryobi mentioned on the other forum. I saw a guy who keeps water next to him and dips it frequently
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