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    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?

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    If you have a drill press already then go with sanding drums for that.

    Most knifemakers use small wheel attachments on their grinders though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    If you have a drill press already then go with sanding drums for that.

    Most knifemakers use small wheel attachments on their grinders though.
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    Great, thanks. I don't really have that capital to get a new grinder right now, so I guess sanding drums it is.

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    I use a saber saw and half round files. Before heat treating, of course!
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    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.

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    That's a good idea. Thanks.

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