How to make inner radii?
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?
If you have a drill press already then go with sanding drums for that.
Most knifemakers use small wheel attachments on their grinders though.
Originally Posted by Dave Martell
Great, thanks. I don't really have that capital to get a new grinder right now, so I guess sanding drums it is.
I use a saber saw and half round files. Before heat treating, of course!
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.
That's a good idea. Thanks.