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  1. I don't see a pinned thread in this heat treating section?
  2. Hey guys, I've been reading about the 1080 steel and how to heat treat it. I don't have a propane forge or anything... I've been reading that you need to heat it to 1475 then quench it, then put it in the overly for hour and a half twice at 350... lol sounds like a casserole. How am I supposed to know how hot it is?? Better yet how do I make a fire that's even that hot? I saw a guy on one video use a charcoal grill and basically put a hair dryer on the side and blew air into it. Also read just heat it up until it is non magnetic then quench and it should be fine.... am I on the right track here? What is the best way to get it hot without a forge? Thanks Matt
  3. I think the spindle sander is the way to go. Until then, I'll make due with the 1x30 on small curves. I saw a guy on youtube slide a 1" sanding barrel on the buffer arm of the grizzly but there's no way I'm putting that kind of pressure on that arm.
  4. Hey guys, first time almost getting the flat grind. But some things not right. It's curved like a frown shape instead of straight. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Matt
  5. Hey guys, hope this is in the right spot. Just got the grizzly put together and profiled a knife tonight. What a massive difference from the 1x30 haha! The only thing, on the curves of the handle part and all, what are you supposed to do? On the 1x30 I could use that top wheel to grind a nice even curve. Does everyone just use the side of the belt on the platen to ease into the curves? It seems like maybe you could put a small wheel attachment or something on the buffer arm instead of a buffer? Hopefully this made sense to someone. Thanks Matt
  6. Thanks for the link! I hasn't seen that yet.
  7. Thanks for the feedback guys. How do I add the location in the header? Unfortunately I didn't heat treat it. I didn't know much about it and am just learning about it. I have a lot of reading to do on heat treating unless I just mail them off like ive heard of guys doing. It's AEBL stainless. I'm working on one now that is 1080 carbon.
  8. Hey guys, just signed into this forum. I just started making knives a couple months ago and made this one. I haven't quite gotten the hang of flat grinding, but I was using a 1x30 1/3hp grinder and just ordered the grizzly 2x72 and it should be here middle of the week. It isn't perfect by any means, but for the first try I'm pretty happy. Thanks a lot, Matt
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