A new tool!

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A new tool!

Post by Hovannes » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:07 pm

A friend gave me one of these he found while cleaning out a garage
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(this off the internet, mine has much more life left in the stone!)
As soon as I clean it up I'll use it to sharpen my pocket knives as it won't overheat the steel like my electric powered grinder threatens to do
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Re: A new tool!

Post by Jocose » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:09 pm

Cool?

Wait, you dont sharpen pocket knives on your grinder?
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Re: A new tool!

Post by Hovannes » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:21 pm

Jocose wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:09 pm
Cool?

Wait, you dont sharpen pocket knives on your grinder?
I prefer lower rpms for sharpening than my electric motors provide, that's why I excited about the old crank operated grinder my friend gave me.
High rpms get too hot and can mess up the temper of the blade if you're not very very careful.
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Re: A new tool!

Post by Jocose » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:24 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:21 pm
Jocose wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:09 pm
Cool?

Wait, you dont sharpen pocket knives on your grinder?
I prefer lower rpms for sharpening than my electric motors provide, that's why I excited about the old crank operated grinder my friend gave me.
High rpms get too hot and can mess up the temper of the blade if you're not very very careful.
Yes, I am aware. I was horrified when I read that you may be sharpening upon them.

Let us know how the new hand operated works.
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Re: A new tool!

Post by JMG » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:27 pm

Why on God's green earth are you using a grinder of any kind to sharpen a pocket knife? How dull do you let them get?
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Re: A new tool!

Post by Jocose » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:54 am



Forget the grinder, here is a new Tool
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Re: A new tool!

Post by hugodrax » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:11 pm

JMG wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:27 pm
Why on God's green earth are you using a grinder of any kind to sharpen a pocket knife? How dull do you let them get?
I always wondered why so many used pocket knives looked like they went through a grinder. That's actually a pretty time honored practice.
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Re: A new tool!

Post by coco » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:45 pm

Jocose wrote:
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Forget the grinder, here is a new Tool
Good stuff. UB introduced me to that one.
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Re: A new tool!

Post by coco » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:05 pm

Actual video of FredS restoring a hand grinder!

Just kidding. FredS would have done a better job.
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Re: A new tool!

Post by Yohanan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:18 pm

What will you do if your arm falls off? I mean the arm your hands are attached too, how will you hold a knife , and crank the grinder at the same time?
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Re: A new tool!

Post by Hovannes » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:41 pm

coco wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:05 pm
Actual video of FredS restoring a hand grinder!

Just kidding. FredS would have done a better job.
That guy has all the toys! Way cool though!
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Re: A new tool!

Post by Hovannes » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:17 pm

Yohanan wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:18 pm
What will you do if your arm falls off? I mean the arm your hands are attached too, how will you hold a knife , and crank the grinder at the same time?
Adapt!
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Re: A new tool!

Post by coco » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:46 am

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Re: A new tool!

Post by Stanley76 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:22 am

Hovannes wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:07 pm
A friend gave me one of these he found while cleaning out a garage
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(this off the internet, mine has much more life left in the stone!)
As soon as I clean it up I'll use it to sharpen my pocket knives as it won't overheat the steel like my electric powered grinder threatens to do
That is a really cool find but I don't think it's new.
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Re: A new tool!

Post by Hovannes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:12 am

coco wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:46 am
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Got those!
The grinder is for restoring a damaged edge, also for sharpening chisels.
I'm not sure if this one is big enough for an ax though---maybe.
A lot faster than using a file anyway!
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Re: A new tool!

Post by FredS » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:52 am

coco wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:05 pm
Actual video of FredS restoring a hand grinder!

Just kidding. FredS would have done a better job.
FredS would have put a motor on the damn thing.
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Re: A new tool!

Post by Yohanan » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:11 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Yohanan wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:18 pm
What will you do if your arm falls off? I mean the arm your hands are attached too, how will you hold a knife , and crank the grinder at the same time?
Adapt!
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You will contract out your sharpening work ?
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Re: A new tool!

Post by coco » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:38 pm

FredS wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:52 am
coco wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:05 pm
Actual video of FredS restoring a hand grinder!

Just kidding. FredS would have done a better job.
FredS would have put a motor on the damn thing.
Did you watch the video? Cool stuff.
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Re: A new tool!

Post by FredS » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:59 pm

coco wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:38 pm
FredS wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:52 am
coco wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:05 pm
Actual video of FredS restoring a hand grinder!

Just kidding. FredS would have done a better job.
FredS would have put a motor on the damn thing.
Did you watch the video? Cool stuff.
I watched it. Nice work, but I wouldn't have used body filler on the exterior of the castings before paint. He also used grease on at least some of the external fasteners. I wouldn't have done that because grinding swarf will surely find it's way in to those threads and the grease will make it stick. I also would have put a motor on the damn thing.

I spent the first 15 years of my career as a machinist and I sharpened hundreds of cutting tools, end mills, drill bits, chisels, and yes, even knives on various types of motorized machines with various types of abrasives. Works fine if you know what you're doing.
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