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    JWhite makes a very good point. Wood isn't just the only "Bad" thing we grind. Micarta, G-10, any man made composite, as well as horn and the glues we use that we grind thru are all very hazardous to our lungs!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond G Knives View Post
    JWhite makes a very good point. Wood isn't just the only "Bad" thing we grind. Micarta, G-10, any man made composite, as well as horn and the glues we use that we grind thru are all very hazardous to our lungs!!!!

    God Bless
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    Haha, true. Clean air is what intended for lungs, nothing else (not even tobacco smoke )

    On a few occasions in the past when I ground buffalo horn without a mask, I developed an itch in my throat, that took hours of hawking and spitting (excuse me) to clear. If I were to grind without a mask, I would take blackwood over horn any time.

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    G-10 has the added problem of being made of glass.
    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond G Knives View Post
    JWhite makes a very good point. Wood isn't just the only "Bad" thing we grind. Micarta, G-10, any man made composite, as well as horn and the glues we use that we grind thru are all very hazardous to our lungs!!!!

    God Bless
    Mike

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    Yikes! G-10 DOES NOT sound like fun!
    It reminds me of when my Sher-Wood Feartherlite hockey stick snapped in half on me. The thing was about 50% fiberglass, and I had these little glass slivers on my wrists and parts of my hands for about a month!
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    So, I fixed my sander and it BROKE AGAIN!!!
    I picked up a nice little 1x30" unit. It will actually make my life easier, because of the huge amount of grits available, and even a really nice leather belt for final polish on blade I rework! I'm really excited to give it a try tomorrow, before work!
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    Don't skip that 15micron sharpening belt from Lee Valley. I'm seriously impressed with that thing on less fussy steel. I have a folder in 154cm and it's doing wonders on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    So, I fixed my sander and it BROKE AGAIN!!!
    I picked up a nice little 1x30" unit. It will actually make my life easier, because of the huge amount of grits available, and even a really nice leather belt for final polish on blade I rework! I'm really excited to give it a try tomorrow, before work!
    I'm really interested in what you think of it, I was thinking of one primarily for scale/handle work and perhaps smaller blade profiling or final surface work. It still feels unnatural for me to sharpen on anything but stone.

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    So far so good with the sander. It's responsive, versatile and pretty quiet. However, I think I need an extended platen. I like the fact that I don't always have to use it, however, I'd love to have a 6" x 1" platen, with a 90* bend to affix to the unit itself when aiming for "dead flat".
    This might sound ridiculous, but would anybody be interested in making me one? I don't have the tools, or much spare time coming up. I can drill the holes to make everything fit, though.
    Let me know!
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