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#1 posted 12-05-2012 07:34 AM

To the WorkSharp 3000!

I ground a 30 degree primary and 25 degree secondary on the 1/2” blade, and a 35/30 on the 1/4”. No need to get too fine with the grind, this is just to make it easy to grind the angle now. Final grinding will take place after heat-treatment.

Then mark where the notches should be.

Astute readers will see where I am about to screw up. I notched it to depth with a hacksaw, and then expanded the slot. A little trial and error led me to this bit in my Dremel:

followed by some filing with a small flat file with smooth sides to keep the slot from deepening.

My screw up was marking the notch on the wrong side of the blade on the first one I filed. No biggie, just grind another one on the other side. The second I made the tolerance a lot tighter, so there isn’t as much slop in the depth adjustment knob.

The test fit works.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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