Blog Posts #13: Secrets for Stress-Free Grinding

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Blog entry by JSZ posted 12-17-2011 06:46 AM 1515 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After recieving several requests, I’ve just added a post to my blog with tips that should take some of the stress and worry out of grinding. Here’s the link:

I hope readers find it useful!

Comments or questions are welcome, here or at my blog.

-- -- Do Good Work. Jeff Zens, Custom Built Furniture, Salem, OR.

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#1 posted 12-17-2011 03:50 PM

Looks a worthwhile read, and I hadf planned to regrind an iron and a couple of chisels today so will put another coffee on and digest your advice, thanks :)

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#2 posted 12-17-2011 05:21 PM


If you’re changing the grind angle on any of these tools, use the technique I describe for squaring the end. Give yourself a nice thick blunt end. You will end up removing less steel, and greatly reduce the risk of overheating the steel in the process.

-- -- Do Good Work. Jeff Zens, Custom Built Furniture, Salem, OR.

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