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  • bcauz3y
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    Originally posted by PT945 View Post
    The drill press was a yard sale find, so was the bench grinder.
    Cost a whopping 6.00 for both.
    That grinder actually spins at about half the speed my other one does so its real good for profiling the blades.
    I bet osha would also like all of my taped extension cords and that my cutoff saw is direct wired it either on or off no trigger switch.
    Some of my best tools are old as dirt.

    I even have a hand drill that I still use. It is great because I can control the speed perfectly, and it doesn't need power.

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  • PT945
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    Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
    I love yard sales....
    Me too.. and this week end one of our local high end gated community is having there annual neighborhood sale.

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  • Echo2
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    I love yard sales....

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  • PT945
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    Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
    OPSEC says remove the map before taking the picture.....

    OSHA says get a guard on that bench grinder...:)

    That's an interesting drill press....been a while since I've seen that style....I've never actually seen one still in operation...cool.
    The drill press was a yard sale find, so was the bench grinder.
    Cost a whopping 6.00 for both.
    That grinder actually spins at about half the speed my other one does so its real good for profiling the blades.
    I bet osha would also like all of my taped extension cords and that my cutoff saw is direct wired it either on or off no trigger switch.
    Last edited by PT945; 04-26-2011, 07:59 AM.

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  • Echo2
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    Originally posted by PT945 View Post
    Some of my tools. Not pictured is my belt sander
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    OPSEC says remove the map before taking the picture.....

    OSHA says get a guard on that bench grinder...:)

    That's an interesting drill press....been a while since I've seen that style....I've never actually seen one still in operation...cool.

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  • PT945
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    I started to profile the blade a bit. But it still needs ground to the lines. For size.

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  • PT945
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    Some of my tools. Not pictured is my belt sander
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  • PT945
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    Just a quick message to let ya all know I didn't forget about this thread. Ill post a picture of some of my tools later. I promise to update again on the knife as soon as I get a couple paying jobs out of the way.

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  • PT945
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    Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
    I've taken an old file and railroad spike...and folded them together.....It holds a nice edge....I've also used high speed steel blades that have broke....off my cold saw.
    Some of the best steel I've found for blades has been old saw mill blades . I have a few pieces of tool steel I'm saving for special projects.

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  • Echo2
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    I've taken an old file and railroad spike...and folded them together.....It holds a nice edge....I've also used high speed steel blades that have broke....off my cold saw.

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  • PT945
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    Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
    How long will that mild steel hold an edge?

    It's fairly easy to work....but I've never gotten it to take a temper.
    I had that problem till I changed my tempering procedure, I was letting it get too cool prior to quenching, and now I go till the color just starts to get to a deep straw then I dip it in vegetable oil water mix. Seems to hold a good edge, about the same as a Winchester knife does. Not great but pretty good.

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  • Echo2
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    How long will that mild steel hold an edge?

    It's fairly easy to work....but I've never gotten it to take a temper.

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  • bcauz3y
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    Originally posted by PT945 View Post
    On this one I used a oxygen/ acetylene torch.
    Very cool. I'd love to see some pics if you don't mind. I'm a novice with metal work, but I'm learning.

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  • PT945
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    Originally posted by bcauz3y View Post
    Can you show your tools? What did you use for your rough cut?
    On this one I used a oxygen/ acetylene torch.

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  • bcauz3y
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    Can you show your tools? What did you use for your rough cut?

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