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  1. Knifeman9000
    09-21-2012 10:20 AM
    Knifeman9000
    Thanks so much, Chuck - I just found that you had responded.
  2. Woodchuck Forge
    08-28-2012 08:29 PM
    Woodchuck Forge
    I really prefer a steel disc over aluminum. The weight of the steel is a plus when you get moving. If you have a VFD I would recommend getting a 3600rpm motor. You can slow it down to the 1750 range but when you get better you will want to turn it up and really hog off the material. I do not suggest using pre-cut discs. They are expensive and difficult to line up. I just buy good quality 9x11 sheets and trim them on the disc. Cheaper and I can run to the hardware store if I run out. Good luck and if you have any other question you can reach me at woodchuckforge AT gmail DOT com
  3. Woodchuck Forge
    08-28-2012 08:29 PM
    Woodchuck Forge
    KNifeman

    Sorry it has taken so long to respond. Don't get here that often and then don't look at the notifications when I do. Plus my email has been down for a couple months now.

    I have been using a disc for over 20 years now. I can grind just about any length blade, I have personally done 18" on a 9" disc. I also like the flat disc over the 1 degree bevel. Though very slight, the 1 degree is a cone and not truly flat. Since I have never used any disc other than ones I have made I can only speculate as to which is best. I have seed Rod Nelsons?? disc system and was impressed. It starts in the $350 range IIRC. You have to supply the motor and controller though. If you have a motor already there is nothing wrong with a disc from Texas Knifemakers Supply or K&G.
  4. Knifeman9000
    08-05-2012 02:30 PM
    Knifeman9000
    Hello Chuck,

    I am hoping you can give me some insights into grinder selection for making flat ground kitchen knives. I know you are a proponent of the disc grinder and I am asking off list, because it seems the forum threads on the topic reflect most users lack of experience with discs, so they recommend belts.

    I am a beginner, amateur, looking to make a few kitchen knives, stock removal, as painlessly as I can. They will range up to about a 12" blade.

    What sub $1,000 grinder would you recommend?

    Thanks so much,

    John

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    Custom Maker since 1992, Full time maker since 2002. Enjoy forging damascus experimenting with new patterns etc.
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