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greasedbullet
07-07-2013, 02:07 PM
I am wondering how to make smaller inner radii on knives. Specifically in the choil area and towards the end of western handles. Actually I guess I am trying to find out how to make an inside radius at all. I have a Grizzly grinder and that is about it. Should I get a dremel with sanding drums or use a drill press some how?

Thanks everyone,
Mike

Dave Martell
07-07-2013, 02:14 PM
If you have a drill press already then go with sanding drums for that.

Most knifemakers use small wheel attachments on their grinders though.

Marko Tsourkan
07-07-2013, 02:24 PM
If you have a drill press already then go with sanding drums for that.

Most knifemakers use small wheel attachments on their grinders though.

+1

greasedbullet
07-07-2013, 02:30 PM
Great, thanks. I don't really have that capital to get a new grinder right now, so I guess sanding drums it is.

SpikeC
07-07-2013, 08:11 PM
I use a saber saw and half round files. Before heat treating, of course!

Dave Jacobson
08-01-2013, 01:24 PM
I like to rip off a 3/8" thick section of a yellow j-flex belt and do it on the slack part of the grinder, then hand sand with sandpaper wrapped around a sharpie.

greasedbullet
08-01-2013, 02:12 PM
That's a good idea. Thanks.