Wednesday, March 28, 2012

HIDI part 4; Grinding

I find that one of the most important things to do prior to grinding the bevel is an accurate lead-in bevel.  This sets pre-heat treat edge thickness, establishes the start of your plunge and saves you from stripping the abrasive from new belts.

My lead-in grinding set-up; 10" wheel and the MAP arm

Accurate lead-in grind established

I got ahead of myself. All the bluing was removed during the lead-in grind, had to go back and remark
10" wheel ready for grinding a hunter

A 6" wheel ready for grinding a fighter
Free hand grinding

I do all my grinding free hand. I do fairly well know, after a lot of practice. 

 A few rough ground blades ready for the next step: some hand work and guards!

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