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Sharpening #1: Sharpening planer knives

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Blog entry by Daren Nelson posted 1596 days ago 7604 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s hard to shoot these by myself, so 2 different angle (2 different knives)

This is the machine. A Foley Belsaw model 355

Basically the motor with a grinding wheel rides the track and the knives are clamped to the rail. I have numerous shims to get them set the right distance. The carriage for the motor/grinding wheel also moves to and away from the knife rail. The head obviously pivots to the proper angle of the original grind bevel of the knife. The wheel in the second video to see me turning is a micro up/down adjustment.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1596 days ago

very cool

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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stefang

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#2 posted 1596 days ago

You could probably use this to generate some extra income. You probably won’t be using it all that often for your own blades and it does take a fair amount of space. I imagine there must be plenty of potential customers. That’s what I would probably do anyway. You can recruit them to LJ while you’re doing the sharpening!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Daren Nelson

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#3 posted 1596 days ago

Stefang. I run a full service sharpening shop. That machine is not just for my own personal use…in the new Foley Belsaw catalog that machine is $3200.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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Swede

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#4 posted 1596 days ago

Best of luck with your new sharpener. What kind of price did you have to pay for it?

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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Daren Nelson

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#5 posted 1596 days ago

I have had it for years. I bought it as a “package deal”. I bought out 2 complete sharpening shops and sold my duplicates…so I have very little in my tools. I sold a used one just like it for $1300, that is about what a good one is worth used.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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Daren Nelson

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#6 posted 1596 days ago

That was not the intent of my post Autumn, to “advertise”. I took the videos for my facebook page and decided to post them here too in my blogs after going to the trouble. But yes I do accept mail in sharpening, and have sharpened planer knives and carbide tipped sawblades for other jocks.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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mmh

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#7 posted 1596 days ago

Pretty impressive tool. I wish you were near my area.

I don’t see any wheels on it, does that mean you don’t do house calls? }:)~

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Daren Nelson

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#8 posted 1596 days ago

For those of you who have never seen this done before this may look crude, all the noise and sparks. This set of knives was very nicked…I took them all out in seconds. The second video when I flick the back of the knife with my fingers I am checking the hair thin bur left on the bottom (if you listen close you can hear it). This bur is simply wiped off with a hand held stone and voila a razor sharp planer knife. That is why I wear gloves that little hair bur will cut the heck out of you/give you a bad splinter.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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#9 posted 1594 days ago

Thanks for the video.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 1593 days ago

I thought I posted this earlier, but it must not have worked. Thanks for taking the time to post these types of videos. I know that it really helps me when it comes time to pay someone to do something I can’t realistically do myself. It shows the investment in the workers time and equipment. I have some jointer knives that I need done. There does seem to be a local place that gets decent reviews, but if I’m not pleased, I’ll be sending my knives to you.

Also, one of my favorite videos I’ve seen here was the handsaw re-toother. That was really cool.

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Daren Nelson

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#11 posted 1593 days ago

Yea that re-toother is a neat machine, I rarely get to use it. Which doesn’t break my heart, of all things handsaws are one of my least favorite to sharpen. I have all the tools to do it the easy way (electric setters and power filer) but I still do them by hand- set/file.

I think this is my favorite sharpening video I made. I didn’t video the process…just the result.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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Swede

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#12 posted 1593 days ago

We have an ACME handsaw filer we bought for the shop years ago. It took some time to get use to but I wouldn’t want to be without it. You might check them out.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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Daren Nelson

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#13 posted 1593 days ago

I have a Foley Belsaw model 387 automatic saw filer, and it too took some getting used to at first. I have just had it in storage for a few years now, like I said I hand file. I think I am more proud of my antique saw filers vice and collection of hand setters than that 387.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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308Gap

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#14 posted 1591 days ago

I just purchased my first jointer, a used Jet JJ-6CSX 6-Inch 1 HP Jointer, are the knives able to be resharpened and if so do you do these.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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Daren Nelson

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#15 posted 1591 days ago

Yes they can, yes I do.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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