If you or anyone can show me how to freehand grind a dagger on a wheel at 1750 rpm and no variable speed, I think I might just weep with joy/relief. And maybe send them a bottle of something from the cellar.
If you or anyone can show me how to freehand grind a dagger on a wheel at 1750 rpm and no variable speed, I think I might just weep with joy/relief. maybe send them a bottle of something from the cellar.
That would be an easy one. I like sweet red from the cellar.
I don't have variable speed on my Burrking and get along just fine. Its about muscle memory and sound. You will get to hear and feel when it's in the groove. Your friends and neighbors will be impressed.
Bruce, I'd say you're getting along VERY well. I've been doing ok (not great, but ok) hollow grinding regular blades. I've yet to sucessfully hollow grind a dagger though. I always overgrind my centerline, though I think I know what you mean about hearing and feeling it. I suppose it's just a matter of practice, but I wish that didn't waste belts and steel. At least overground, unfinished daggers are fun to throw at trees.
I've got 6 gallons of Cabernet from Red Mountain, 3 of port from other Washington grapes, 6 of Italian Barolo, and about 11 of a red blend from the coast of France, and am going to start something bold and Californian this week (I think, the wife is picking the juice up this weekend and hasn't told me for sure what she's getting) all of which should be done aging and ready to bottle about the time I get back to Texas next January. And about 8 kinds of home brewed beer. I'll be happy to send you a few bottles.
I've kinda dropped off of my habit of taking the camera to work everyday. The fan club has gotten smaller because of it I'm afraid. And to top it off I didnt win an award this year. Woe is me. I'll just sit here and pout.