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    Very Cool!
    The pattern in the steel is looking like wood grain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevinT View Post
    Removing metal prior to hand grinding. Doing the distal taper on the surface grinder. Hand grinding the blade. Some of the layers showing. Final rough grind.

    Thanks everyone, love and respect.

    Hoss
    What does the idler arm setup look like on your surface grinder? I gave away a surface grinder I got when a local factory closed down- looks like I may be back in the market. Every time I get rid of a tool (or knife or gun or ...), I regret it.

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    Very Nice !

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanjohnson View Post
    What does the idler arm setup look like on your surface grinder? I gave away a surface grinder I got when a local factory closed down- looks like I may be back in the market. Every time I get rid of a tool (or knife or gun or ...), I regret it.
    Here's some pics.

    Hoss
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    Devin - what type of band saw blades are you using? I have a brand called Die Master made for me by Dinosaw here in Hudson, NY and they last 8 - 10 conversions on heat treated steel. That includes a Hiromoto AS - that was a tough one. They are soft near the butt, but it's tougher cutting as you approach the choil. I use a 30 weight/naptha blend for lubricant/cooling. That reminds me I need to order a few new ones.

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    I'm not sure what brand I use, it is a bi-metal M42 blade. I only cut annealed material with mine though. Sounds like your getting pretty good use out of yours.
    We use a .045 x 4 inch cut off blade on a die grinder for anything that is hardened.

    Hoss

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    Thanks Hoss - I'm going to look into rigging up an air grinder this summer. I can probably make a tap for extra air to keep the work cool.

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    Cutting the horn into useable pieces. This is a shed from around these parts that was given to me by a friend. It's a little bleached out right now but we'll put some color back into it before we're done.
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    Gonna look nice.
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    Is this one going to be for sale, Hoss?

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