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Offline The Infidel

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Scandi grind jigs
« on: February 10, 2012, 12:43:02 AM »
Are you guys using jigs or are you freehanding the grind. Ive tried too make a couple jigs but didnt like the way it turned out. If youre using jigs, would you mind sharing a pic or two.

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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 12:54:53 AM »
Man, I had a whole jig build post in my old vendor forum, but it's gone now.

I'll post some pics when I get a chance. I know a lot of guys just lay the blade on the tool rest and grind away, but I like using a jig.
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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 03:29:56 AM »
I'm a freehander. :D
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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 10:12:11 AM »
I remember your jig thread, it is topnotch!

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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 05:03:15 PM »
Ok, here are some new pics of my jig. I built it using 1/4" thick, 2" aluminum angle, and a 1/4"X2"X4" piece of aluminum plate. (approximately)





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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 05:06:07 PM »
kind of a boring watch, but i made this video for a new maker over there...

this is how i grind scandi blades

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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012, 09:09:29 PM »
Great video!  You make it look too easy.
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 09:20:57 PM »
thanks  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2012, 10:04:29 PM »
That's slick guys!  It's cool to see different ways like that!!

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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2012, 12:39:25 AM »
Huh. That's pretty slick, Red.
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2012, 06:33:26 AM »
Thanks for sharing your techniques guys.  As I was watching the vid (yup, the whoooole thing), I hear from the other room, "WHAT IS THAT NOISE!!!".  "oops, sorry honey.  it's red mak..."  "WHAT???" "IT"S RED GRINDI..." "WHATISTHATNOISE???"  "I'll turn it down."  "ARE YOU USING THAT SANDER THING ON THE PORCH AGAIN!?!?!  I DON"T WHAT THAT MESS TRACKED INTO THE HOUSE AGAIN! I JUST VACUUMED THE..."

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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2012, 07:22:20 AM »
Thanks for sharing your techniques guys.  As I was watching the vid (yup, the whoooole thing), I hear from the other room, "WHAT IS THAT NOISE!!!".  "oops, sorry honey.  it's red mak..."  "WHAT???" "IT"S RED GRINDI..." "WHATISTHATNOISE???"  "I'll turn it down."  "ARE YOU USING THAT SANDER THING ON THE PORCH AGAIN!?!?!  I DON"T WHAT THAT MESS TRACKED INTO THE HOUSE AGAIN! I JUST VACUUMED THE..."

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That's funny...........  :P
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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2012, 11:35:38 AM »
Thanks for sharing your techniques guys.  As I was watching the vid (yup, the whoooole thing), I hear from the other room, "WHAT IS THAT NOISE!!!".  "oops, sorry honey.  it's red mak..."  "WHAT???" "IT"S RED GRINDI..." "WHATISTHATNOISE???"  "I'll turn it down."  "ARE YOU USING THAT SANDER THING ON THE PORCH AGAIN!?!?!  I DON"T WHAT THAT MESS TRACKED INTO THE HOUSE AGAIN! I JUST VACUUMED THE..."

yes dear...

LOL!!!!

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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 10:37:21 AM »
yes dear...

Thanks for sharing.  I'm still grinding by hand...

And madmax, I know the story.  Anytime "scratching" is happening (sanding, filing, drilling, etc), my wife doesn't ask what's going on, she just closes the door to wherever I am and puts on earmuffs... and then I have to clean up my own mess... good times.
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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2014, 12:43:51 PM »
Post Resurrection!!  :devil:

I dig that the jig PW, but I really like how Reds tool rest can adjust like that against the platen.  Wish someone sold an upgrade to the Grizzly grinder tool rest,  especially something that could do what that Craftsman does...

Anyone else do scandi grinding?  Care to show your jigs?!

       

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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2014, 04:55:05 PM »
I must have missed this earlier... Good stuff!

Thanks PW and Red.
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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2014, 04:58:27 PM »
Thanks for the resurrection. Red, I really enjoyed your video, too cool. And PW, that looks like a very cool jig.

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« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2014, 04:13:02 AM »
Good thread - great info.  Thanks PW and Red.

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« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2014, 08:14:37 AM »
Thanks for sharing your techniques guys.  As I was watching the vid (yup, the whoooole thing), I hear from the other room, "WHAT IS THAT NOISE!!!".  "oops, sorry honey.  it's red mak..."  "WHAT???" "IT"S RED GRINDI..." "WHATISTHATNOISE???"  "I'll turn it down."  "ARE YOU USING THAT SANDER THING ON THE PORCH AGAIN!?!?!  I DON"T WHAT THAT MESS TRACKED INTO THE HOUSE AGAIN! I JUST VACUUMED THE..."

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« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2014, 09:55:22 AM »
Great tune! LOL


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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2014, 12:50:39 AM »
I use a jig. Tried freehand, but couldn't get crisp lines.

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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2014, 06:31:50 AM »
kind of a boring watch, but i made this video for a new maker over there...

this is how i grind scandi blades



Hey Red, I know this is an old post, but I have been eyeing that belt grinder you're using in the video for a while now. I am using a HF  1x30 and it does a good job, but this set up looks much more substantial. Is it still running strong, and would you recommend it? I like making knives, but I can't see springing for a $2,500 grinder! :) If I get this puppy I will put a leather belt or something on the little 1x30
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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2014, 08:11:48 PM »
That grinder is still my primary tool, still running strong, and has paid for itself probably 20 times by now. only downside is the speed, it goes really fast. Other than that, I have no issues with it.

And before someone jumps my ass about VFD, this isn't a motor, it has a rotor/stater set up in it.

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« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2014, 08:53:17 PM »
That grinder is still my primary tool, still running strong, and has paid for itself probably 20 times by now. only downside is the speed, it goes really fast. Other than that, I have no issues with it.

And before someone jumps my ass about VFD, this isn't a motor, it has a rotor/stater set up in it.

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Ok, you talked me into it! lol My cheap little 1x30 actually works pretty good. But, I think that extra inch of belt would be the cats meow. Thanks for the reply Red!  :cheers:
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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2014, 09:17:03 PM »


Ok, you talked me into it! lol My cheap little 1x30 actually works pretty good. But, I think that extra inch of belt would be the cats meow. Thanks for the reply Red!  :cheers:


Its a great grinder, you won't regret buying it. I use if for so much more than just knife making, it really is a versatile tool.
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« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2014, 01:18:25 AM »
1x30's are awesome, just can't beat the price. I have one, and sharpened many axes and knives with it. Many knife makers continue to do amazing work with them. I upgraded to a KMG though, and haven't looked back. But to be truthful the KMG itself wasn't as great as I had hoped. Next grinder is going to be a TW-90 once I save up.


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« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2014, 05:28:24 PM »
Watched your vid, thanks for that Red.  I have the same Craftsman grinder and you're inspring me to start dabbling in grinding my own blades.  Do you buy special belts for yours or do you just use the 3 grits Sears sells?
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« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2014, 06:08:18 AM »
Lots of online stores sell killer belts. If you want to grind blanks, look into ceramic belts.

I buy most if not all my belts from trugrit. They are a family business and local to me. I often stop by and hang out or for a few hours.

Always remember though, the fancy tools only speed up time. Won't necessarily make your work better. Use what you have and slowly save for what you really want. You're thought on things can change a whole bunch after making a few knives on what's already around you.

Of course we also have the natural attraction to tools. If I find a paperclip with wifi, I'd probably buy it. Lol

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Re: Scandi grind jigs
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2014, 06:49:27 AM »
Watched your vid, thanks for that Red.  I have the same Craftsman grinder and you're inspring me to start dabbling in grinding my own blades.  Do you buy special belts for yours or do you just use the 3 grits Sears sells?

Yeah, I bought that Craftsman grinder last week and am in the process of making a ceramic platen for it. I can already tell that this guy is a pretty big step up from my lil 1x30. :)
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