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Convex Sharpening

Discussion in 'Sharpening' started by logan_lamothe, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Mine is the KMG rotary platen Dan, I got it from knifemaker.ca. Reeder Products Inc has also recently released their version. But Dan, your reputation preceding you, you’ll have one made up to your own specifications in no time :D

    And if you ant to build one to the specs of mine here is a good resource

    https://www.knifegrinderparts.com/p...-for-rotary-platen-and-use-with-j-ribbed-belt
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Just had a thought when designing parts for my grinder, the rotary platen has a rubber drive belt but if you made a leather belt for it then you have a power strop along with the soft backing
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Some guys hone their blade with the backs of the belts. Being sure to get the sharp part pointing in the right direction of course. ;)
     
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  4. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    :roflmao:roflmao:whistling
    Someone recording my shop antics?
     
  5. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    I make strops out of my old belts all the time. I tend to need new belts fairly frequently. I know it sounds like an X-files but, I'm telling you, there's something about my closet that's strange. You put clothes in it for a while and they come out a little bit smaller. <queue X-files theme music>
     
  6. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Spend a few days in the closet ?
     
  7. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    You just blew my mind. Great idea. Only problem, there doesn't seem to be a consistent formula for how long you have to keep things in there or how much they'll shrink. I might end up the size of a leprechaun or a smurf.
     
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