kd5jbk

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  1. Ok all here is a question for ya. I just got started making knives and was wondering what the difference in belts are. I was given a well used (abused) 1x30 grinder and was out pricing 80 grit belts. Harbour freight sells a 5 pack for 2.99 but some other belts I see can go for $3 each. Do the more expensive belts last longer? It generally takes 1 belt per knife for the cheapies. for me. (5/32 O1 is my current steel choice)
  2. Hello there. Let me introduce myself. My name is Chauncey and I am a complete noob to forging knives. I have made a few over the years vis stock removal but wanted to give forging a try. I can get the tang and the overall shape of the knife forged out just fine but I can't seem to get the hang of the bevel. I can make one side of the blade perfect but I just can't seem to get the hang of making the bevel on the other. Just can't seem to get the hang of working on the left side of my anvil. (1"thick 7x12 piece of mild steel). hammer angle is just all wrong. I am practicing on some 1 x 1/8 a36 steel right now. Plan to use 5/32 or 3/16 O1 for the actual blade. Is there any techniques or tips you guys can help me out with?(besides practice practice and more practice?) Thanks Chauncey