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gelandangan
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 8:13 pm    Post subject: Made this on the weekend Reply with quote

Hollow ground 6.5 inch hidden tang.

Steel 1095 @ 58 HRC
Bakelite + FR4 PCB + Gidgee handle

Thanks for looking Very Happy








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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 10:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Made this on the weekend Reply with quote

looks very practical..and nice as always.

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 11:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Made this on the weekend Reply with quote

Geland, I'd like to know your opinion about hollow grind and full flat grind as I'm beginning to like the last one a little more.

And thanks for using a piece of belgian's history, or didn't you know the origin of Mr. Bakelant?

And as always: nice, a little rough but practical
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 3:41 am    Post subject: Re: Made this on the weekend Reply with quote

Thanks Wink

Aloy, isn't it supposed to be Baekeland?

I also like flat grind, hollows are good to
1. reduce weight
2. create cavitation so stuff do not stick to the sides of the blade thus made it feels as better cut.
3. promote more thin edges to grind off on sharpening thus improve the useful life of the knife.

But the whole structure become much weaker and more prone to break or edge warp..

*shrugs*

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 4:14 am    Post subject: Re: Made this on the weekend Reply with quote

Oeps... I should have looked it up.

Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland (Gent, 14 november 1863 – Beacon (New York), 23 februari 1944) was een Amerikaanse chemicus van Belgische origine

so an american chemist born in Belgium...
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:54 am    Post subject: Re: Made this on the weekend Reply with quote

Gelan...that is a beautiful blade mate. I wish I had the tools etc to be able to make a knife like that.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:58 am    Post subject: Re: Made this on the weekend Reply with quote

That blade is so perfect!!
What the heck is Gidgee? It's a pretty wood.



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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Made this on the weekend Reply with quote

Thanks!

Suz, gidgee is awesome wood. even more so if they are ringed variety.
This particular piece come from old fence post in the bush that was pulled out to swap with concrete posts.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Made this on the weekend Reply with quote

Vince,
I build my linisher with scrouged parts during garbage day
Motor from old hydraulic pump, steel from old table and chairs
plus some purchased parts ie. skateboards wheels, bearings and some bolts.
It does not cost much at all..
Just do it..

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 12:16 am    Post subject: Re: Made this on the weekend Reply with quote

You mind to post a picture of that "linisher"?
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 1:15 am    Post subject: Re: Made this on the weekend Reply with quote

I told you before and I'll say it again if you're not real careful you'll get reallly good at this knife making caper Wink

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 2:10 am    Post subject: Re: Made this on the weekend Reply with quote

Will post picture of linisher next week - got plenty to do this week from early morning to late night.

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 3:22 am    Post subject: Re: Made this on the weekend Reply with quote

gelandangan wrote:
Vince,
I build my linisher with scrouged parts during garbage day
Motor from old hydraulic pump, steel from old table and chairs
plus some purchased parts ie. skateboards wheels, bearings and some bolts.
It does not cost much at all..
Just do it..

Thanks mate. I'll be looking forward to your pics...another project, bottler.

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 4:09 am    Post subject: Re: Made this on the weekend Reply with quote

If you are curious of my grinders, here is the link to one I modified out of a carcass of an old 4 inch linisher.
I sorta remember this post on the Australian Blade Forums last year.

www.australianbladefor...belts.html

The other machine is fully self built uses 3 phase hydraulic pump motor so I can put in a VFD to vary the speed.
Generally the format is similar but the new one have much better control.

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 5:38 am    Post subject: Re: Made this on the weekend Reply with quote

Geland you can't view it unless you join that forum....alas....






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