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    Hopefully one day...

    Hopefully one day...
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    I am no steel expert but I did research this...

    I am no steel expert but I did research this particular steel and that seems to be the best practice. The reason to cryo asap is to reach max hardness and minimize retained austenite. There is a...
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    Thanks, that's great to know. I will make some...

    Thanks, that's great to know. I will make some calls and see if I can order one. I appreciate everyone sharing their tips. I had no idea surface grinding was so complex. I bought an old one on kijiji...
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    Thanks, I will try switching to a 46 and see how...

    Thanks, I will try switching to a 46 and see how it goes on the next one.
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    I am heat treating these myself. I quench them in...

    I am heat treating these myself. I quench them in aluminum plates that I surfaced on my manual mill. The plates are installed in a wood workers vise and clamped down onto the blade when its removed...
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    Good to know, I don't think its warping any more...

    Good to know,
    I don't think its warping any more its just a residual warp from the Blanchard grinding. That being said I think I'll just run coolant to be safe. I re tested the hardness after...
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    Thanks again for all your replies everyone, I...

    Thanks again for all your replies everyone,

    I tried the shimming method on one blade after it was heat treated and did get a better result. The blade isn't perfect but its within .0015" at the...
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    Thanks, I will try the shim method and see how...

    Thanks,
    I will try the shim method and see how it goes. I will post my findings. Thanks for all the tips.
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    Thanks for your reply. I imagine my surface...

    Thanks for your reply. I imagine my surface finish isn't great because of some minor vibration, or lack of skill (maybe both). I am very new to this and Ill be honest its much more complex than I...
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    I have heard of this. The tape I tried was...

    I have heard of this. The tape I tried was gorilla tape but it was thick and had some give. The part warped badly and the tape let go. I don't think it was the right thing to use. Is there a specific...
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    278981 Here is a completed knife. In order for...

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    Here is a completed knife. In order for it to function properly all the mating surfaces must be flat and parallel. The handles are titanium and I order it precision ground so I don't need to...
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    278980 Here are some blades after the first...

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    Here are some blades after the first round of grinding. The blades are in the annealed state here.
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    Thanks for all the replies, Ill provide a...

    Thanks for all the replies,

    Ill provide a little more detail about my situation.

    I am grinding knife blades. They are framelock blades so they are pretty short, About 5". The blades are made...
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    Surface Grinding Thin Parts

    I am wondering if anyone is willing to share how they surface grind thin parts. I use my surface grinder almost exclusively on thin stock. My issue is that the magnet is strong enough to suck the...
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