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    also, as with a tormek, is the flat side of the wheel usable???
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Yes, people need more junk in their garage!
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    you hurt me bro
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    everybody must get stoned

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    You are going to want a big pile of tools that are ruined to put that to use.
    It is far to coarse for general woodworking tools, and takes up $$$ floor space.
    (For years I had a small clamp on the bench hand cranked grinder with a6" wheel to rough in used chisels from the flea market. The only trick is to not overheat the edge 400 f is max)
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    needs a foot treadle

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    If you have to ask.....
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    needs a foot treadle
    Or a motor, gear reduction, switch, cord and plug

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    needs a foot treadle
    A mother of all and a distaff
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    there was one like that on this farm when my folks bought it thirty years ago. foot powered. kind of cool, matched my dad's edge sharpening prowess/needs.

    found the wreck of it, wheel broke in half, in a blackberry thicket last spring.

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    Go for it.
    You never know when you're going to need to sharpen your cutlass to repel boarders.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    good for lawn mower blades. oh wait

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    Would be very tempted. I have a similar, but smaller wheel like that.

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    My first thought was ' What would El dub do?'
    But he's being quivocal. Er, I mean he's not being unequivocal.

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    I use stones like that in my flagstone patio walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    needs a foot treadle
    And a water bath.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    My first thought was ' What would El dub do?'
    But he's being quivocal. Er, I mean he's not being unequivocal.
    paul needs to get his hands on some old barn wood and rusted corrugated steel. build a 3-sided shack in the shade of a saguaro cactus. he'll need a stump, anvil, leg vise. then the foot-driven grinding horse will make sense.

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    Had one. Electrified it. More trouble than it was worth. Finally donated it to a Timber Framer's Guild auction.

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    Tell it like it is Lee!
    I'm just thinking about the Farrier workshop Paul is setting up next, nice big furnace, hitting steel with Thor inspired hammers, one of them thick hide apron things.
    A wheel like that would fit right in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Tell it like it is Lee!
    I'm just thinking about the Farrier workshop Paul is setting up next, nice big furnace, hitting steel with Thor inspired hammers, one of them thick hide apron things.
    A wheel like that would fit right in.
    farrier visited here yesterday, three more if those visits equals the price of a basic smithy fitted out
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    You'll need a bigger seat.
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    . ...
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    You are going to want a big pile of tools that are ruined to put that to use.
    It is far to coarse for general woodworking tools, and takes up $$$ floor space.
    (For years I had a small clamp on the bench hand cranked grinder with a6" wheel to rough in used chisels from the flea market. The only trick is to not overheat the edge 400 f is max)
    edit to add:

    live one of those rigged with an adjustable angle table to sharpen knife blades (small, easy to torch on a power grinder). A lot of work to get big things out.

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    Default Re: 200 bucks, yes or no?

    Only of you're more interested in 'cool' than 'useful'. If you want something practical, a Rikon 8" slow-speed would serve you better --

    https://www.rockler.com/rikon-80-805...All%20Products

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    Way too fast, 1750 rpm
    Fine for high speed steel lathe tools maybe, but will ruin high carbon steel in a second without coolant.

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    Get one of these and don't look back


    Makita 9820 ( Amazon $375)


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    Not those kind of knives, these kind of knives
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    thats 1/4” wide

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    That Makita will do it, no problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    That Makita will do it, no problem
    I got mine used, and I gladly paid about 85% of retail.
    Rattling the teacups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    farrier visited here yesterday, three more if those visits equals the price of a basic smithy fitted out
    Like my best shimano, the first fish was 500 bucks, second 250....
    Bought the new chipper the other day too. Only another 35 full days chipping and its paid for itself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post


    also, as with a tormek, is the flat side of the wheel usable???
    No. That stone is ruined, it has a huge honking piece chipped out, at 10 o'clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Get one of these and don't look back


    Makita 9820 ( Amazon $375)

    Nothing wrong with that style. You can also look at the WorkSharp if that form factor appeals.

    But the '1750 is too fast' comment is a hoot.

    I started out sharpening tools - chisels, plane irons, turning tools - on a grinder twice that speed... with crappy stones.

    I'd say if you can't sharpen your woodworking tools, no matter the steel, on a slow speed grinder... you need to work on your technique.
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    i run my 6" bench grinder through a foot switch. control the speed by tipping it on and letting off.

    not hard to get a reasonably constant speed that won't overheat a chisel or whathaveyou...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post

    I'd say if you can't sharpen your woodworking tools, no matter the steel, on a slow speed grinder... you need to work on your technique.
    And I'll say there are different concepts of "sharp"

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