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    Any update Dave?

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    I'm getting closer... I'm trying to get some work out before disassembling all the machinery to move it around to accommodate the new stuff. There's nothing tougher than looking at new toys just sitting there and not being able to play with them.

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    I've got the disc grinder and VFD hooked up and running.....now to figure out placement on the workbench and get to relocating everything. I can't wait to move some steel with this thing.

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    Don't forget pictures Dave, looking forward to see how it all goes!


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    Dave, are you thinking of a field trip to your shop during the ECG ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnConundrum View Post
    Dave, are you thinking of a field trip to your shop during the ECG ?
    Nah I've already got plans for before and after with many of the guys here anyway.

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    So I learned a few things tonight....

    1. I'm WAY more skilled on my belt grinder than I am the disc grinder.

    2. The disc grinder is very cool, especially the 1 deg beveled disc.

    3. The disc grinder is slow compared to the belt grinder. I can hog off steel 2-1 using a finer belt than disc. In case you're wondering I was using a 60x Blaze disc compared to an 80x Blaze belt.

    4. Belts last a lot longer than discs.

    5. I need to make a dummy handle to bolt onto these thin ass tangs - Dave's got numb fingertips.

    6. I need a lot of practice grinding knives.

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    i've know u for a long time and i know a few things too:

    1) you are a quick study

    2)you won't give up

    3)these r gonna be some bad assssssssssss knives!

    ryan


    viva la revolucion !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    So I learned a few things tonight....

    1. I'm WAY more skilled on my belt grinder than I am the disc grinder.

    2. The disc grinder is very cool, especially the 1 deg beveled disc.

    3. The disc grinder is slow compared to the belt grinder. I can hog off steel 2-1 using a finer belt than disc. In case you're wondering I was using a 60x Blaze disc compared to an 80x Blaze belt.

    4. Belts last a lot longer than discs.

    5. I need to make a dummy handle to bolt onto these thin ass tangs - Dave's got numb fingertips.

    6. I need a lot of practice grinding knives.
    The fact that you still have fingertips is a good sign

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delbert Ealy View Post
    The fact that you still have fingertips is a good sign

    I had to put on gloves because on the disc grinder I kept running my thumbs up against the 60x disc edge.

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