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Old 05-07-2017, 02:50 PM
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Hi all,
Been a few years since I was able to make a knife, let alone function!
At the mo...I can't free hand grind..due to loss of my left hand..
The hand small grips but that's all.
Thinking if I can put i knife secure into a jig..pass it along the grinding table might get away with the profile I like!!
Hope this makes sence!!
There a lot out there homemade..but my DIY ABILITIES Are poor lol
I had a rude contraction made of a hinge set up but needed it to be better.
The grinder is a vertical grinder and the table can adjusted for what ever angle needed.
Hoping some good ideas come out lol
PM me for my email if possible, be chuffed of plans etc.
If I can't DIY it, Ian Bailey is a dab hand with the milling machine and his metal lathe...
My me down but ready to get back into it!!
Going to weird tbh!
But Ian's been my mentor for all these years so he chuffed I'm going to make a start..
Later all
Bri
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:51 PM
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first of all how you doing and what have you done with your hand
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:54 AM
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Hi mike
I'm getting there slowly..never moan :-)
My right had full function..the left one has slow robotic movements with about 20% movement. The grips is slight but doesn't last long.
It's hard to explain, if I was in the workshop I'd able to handle a blade to the grinder (not running of course) to gauge it.
Reckon if the table rest is big nuff, and I have the blade in a jig I could use the good hand and see what duff hand can do with the movement left n right.
Of course I could go with the old file method on a vice..using the angle to file the bevel.
Using the right hand no probs!
Be a long time...but we done it before back in the day!
At least I'm ok with getting the profile up to the standard...
Adaption with what I've got is the answer..everything possible
To be honest taking the duff hand with minute movements (about 5% fingers and move the hand) 7 days a week exercising to what now can only be describe at up to 50% use in a good day...no cold and exercised the joints lol.
Reckon ian would fine the answer...
Looking fwd to start again lol
Bri
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Old 18-07-2017, 05:45 AM
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welcome back my friend, I still have the first Bailey Grommet knife you guys sold






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Hi all,
Been a few years since I was able to make a knife, let alone function!
At the mo...I can't free hand grind..due to loss of my left hand..
The hand small grips but that's all.
Thinking if I can put i knife secure into a jig..pass it along the grinding table might get away with the profile I like!!
Hope this makes sence!!
There a lot out there homemade..but my DIY ABILITIES Are poor lol
I had a rude contraction made of a hinge set up but needed it to be better.
The grinder is a vertical grinder and the table can adjusted for what ever angle needed.
Hoping some good ideas come out lol
PM me for my email if possible, be chuffed of plans etc.
If I can't DIY it, Ian Bailey is a dab hand with the milling machine and his metal lathe...
My me down but ready to get back into it!!
Going to weird tbh!
But Ian's been my mentor for all these years so he chuffed I'm going to make a start..
Later all
Bri
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