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#6033159 - 11/16/15 04:36 PM clip point farrier rasp knife.
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I've been working on hollow grinds, this is my next one.





Whatcha think?
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#6033387 - 11/16/15 06:29 PM Re: clip point farrier rasp knife. [Re: Kev®]
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Thats going to look slick!

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#6033595 - 11/16/15 07:48 PM Re: clip point farrier rasp knife. [Re: Kev®]
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I leave the edge thick so I can grind post heat treat. Plus I need room to put my mark. So the grind will be a little higher.
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#6034200 - 11/17/15 05:40 AM Re: clip point farrier rasp knife. [Re: Kev®]
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I've been through some files, rasps and industrial hacksaw blades. I'm just not getting it on hollow grinding.
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#6034546 - 11/17/15 09:31 AM Re: clip point farrier rasp knife. [Re: Dave Davidson]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson
I've been through some files, rasps and industrial hacksaw blades. I'm just not getting it on hollow grinding.

Hollow grind — a knife blade which has been ground to create a characteristic concave, beveled cutting edge. This is characteristic of straight razors, used for shaving, and yields a very sharp but weak edge which requires stropping for maintenance.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grind It's a choice, some customers, see a hollow grind as the sign of a sharp knife.
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#6036458 - 11/18/15 05:50 AM Re: clip point farrier rasp knife. [Re: Kev®]
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Mike, I'm free handing it without a jig. Just not getting both sides the same. I'm pretty well convinced that it's an arcane science. I get one fairly close and totally screw up the next one.

A couple of days ago I was paying too much attention to the grind and took a pretty decent gouge out of a knuckle from a 36g belt. Leather gloves don't help much with a aggressive belt.
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#6036464 - 11/18/15 06:01 AM Re: clip point farrier rasp knife. [Re: Dave Davidson]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson
Mike, I'm free handing it without a jig. Just not getting both sides the same. I'm pretty well convinced that it's an arcane science. I get one fairly close and totally screw up the next one.

A couple of days ago I was paying too much attention to the grind and took a pretty decent gouge out of a knuckle from a 36g belt. Leather gloves don't help much with a aggressive belt.
I start with a 60-80 grit, 36 is to aggressive imo. It's all about pressure, I also leave the edge thick and grind post h/t just dip the blank in water to keep it cool.
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#6037102 - 11/18/15 11:19 AM Re: clip point farrier rasp knife. [Re: Kev®]
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I'm trying a lot of things but find out that patience is a virtue that I need to cultivate. I pick up a lot of junk files and rasps at flea markets for very little $.


Edited by Dave Davidson (11/18/15 11:21 AM)
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#6038345 - 11/19/15 06:34 AM Re: clip point farrier rasp knife. [Re: Kev®]
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Looks great so far Kev. up
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#6040049 - 11/20/15 04:08 AM Re: clip point farrier rasp knife. [Re: Kev®]
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Kev, I like the 36G Norton SG Blaze belts for roughing out a handle. I only use craft wood. I've used plastics but prefer wood. I use that 36G for the butt end of every handle because an aggressive belt doesn't burn the wood. Then I very carefully use 3 different grits to finish prior to hand sanding with 3 or 4 grits. 3 or 4 coats of Waterlox and I'm done. I have 4 1" sanders.

I'm doing 8 sets of steak knives for XMAS. I'm buying the Green River blades from Jantz because there is no way that I could make enough nice serrated steak knives. Certainly no way I could do 64. They're hung together with 5/32 brass pins and Devcon 5 minute Epoxy. I ordered 80 blades and 20 are on back order. Right now I'm 2 blades short on what I need to finish this deal. I found some butcher blocks and got 8 of them in. By the time I finish this project, I'll have about $1,400 "invested" in materials, etc. I'll have about 1.5 hours in each completed knife. Yessir, it's a PITA and I told my Wife never again.

When this ends, I can get back to playing with steel.


Edited by Dave Davidson (11/20/15 04:17 AM)
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