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Offline hayshaker

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dip in platen
« on: February 27, 2017, 03:13:07 AM »
yesteday i was grinding a knife blank and noticed the stock removal
was on the top and bottom but not the center?
so i ajusted the platen and it took care of some of the problem but not all.
what could this be?

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Re: dip in platen
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 07:54:51 AM »
What kind of platen to you have? Are you Sure its flat? Check it with a straight edge.
I have a thick piece of temper glass bonded to mine, I KNOW its flat and it helps with heat
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Offline hayshaker

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Re: dip in platen
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 10:36:20 AM »
i found the dimple going to the shop now.
btw how did you bond the glass to the platen? six footer

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Re: dip in platen
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 05:54:58 PM »
2 part epoxy
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Re: dip in platen
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2017, 08:15:50 PM »
well problem solved i epoxied a piece of steel over the original platen
works fine now.