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    Metric Drill Bit Sizes

    A #67 drill is .032 and a #73 is .024 might be a little snug ;) A letter O drill is .316 and a letter B is .238
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    Titanium Framelock/Liner Locks available (UPDATE PRICE)

    Those prices seem very reasonable to me. Great looking knives!
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    End of the Year Sale

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! To finish the year out I am running a sale site wide on all in stock products. Now through Jan. 1st 2022 if you spend $100 use the code holiday15 for 15% off or spend $600 and use the code holiday20 for 20% off. https://contenderworks.com/
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    Works Rests, Platens and Chillers Sale!

    Haha I’ll need to start making sure the valve is closed when I package the chillers! I’m glad you like it. I hope it serves you well!
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    Works Rests, Platens and Chillers Sale!

    Thanks! It’s amazing the difference the circulating water makes in heat build up. The platen will go from running so hot you can’t touch it to running cool to the touch. If anyone’s interested in purchasing one I do have some in stock it’s just not something I’ve had time to pursue lately.
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    Works Rests, Platens and Chillers Sale!

    Sounds great! I’ll get them both made ASAP
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    Works Rests, Platens and Chillers Sale!

    I checked it out and there seems to have been some technical difficulties on my end. The reason you couldn’t find it is because it wasn’t showing up! It’s fixed now. I will discount you the correct amount. I plan to do a run of radius platens this week and will run a 7 3/4 platen for you when...
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    Works Rests, Platens and Chillers Sale!

    Currently the only thing I have for a mounted ceramic platen is the water cooled aluminum backing plates. I talk about them on my website some. Bottom of the page. https://contenderworks.com/the-designs These have a shelf on both top and bottom to nest the ceramic. Same as the magnetic heatsink...
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    Works Rests, Platens and Chillers Sale!

    I can’t remember off the top of my head for sure but I think the newer KMGs also have a 7 3/4 long platen. Since the radius platens must sit way out in front of the pulleys the 9 inch platen should work just fine. You can see in the one picture above there’s a 9 inch long radius platen on a KMG...
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    Works Rests, Platens and Chillers Sale!

    Feel free to ask any and all questions! I know there are things that seem obvious to me but I forget to show off and explain well enough. The water cooled platens are wonderful to use. The wet grinding can be a little messy unless you have a nice setup to capture it but definitely worth it in my...
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    Works Rests, Platens and Chillers Sale!

    Oh yeah I can see that. The long table could definitely be turned sideways and used that way. You’re right though with the end not being chamfered you would not be able to position it right up close to the platen when at an angle.
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    Works Rests, Platens and Chillers Sale!

    No the large platens are not beveled as they are typically intended for jig grinding. Are you talking the short end? I could put a 45 degree chamfer on the bottom of one of the short ends pretty easy. I’d say an extra $5 to modify it like that.
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    A new work rest just hit the market

    That’s an awesome grinder @fitzo! Piece of knife making history right there. Here’s another neat feature about this work rest concerning reach. Multiple arms can easily be added to extend it out as far as needed. Every arm will increase its reach by 3.5 inches. They could also be staggered back...
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    Works Rests, Platens and Chillers Sale!

    Magnetic Heatsink Package. Radius Platen. Misting Attachment for 1/4 LocLine. Ceramic Platen Liner.
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    Works Rests, Platens and Chillers Sale!

    Shows the work rest with close ups on the electromagnet and bottom side of the table with locating dowels. Magnetic Heatsink and radius platens on a Reeder and KMG grinder.
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