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    Default 6 Reworked blades

    These blades belong to a member here,they have been reground and refinished,except for the Wade and Butcher with the blade engraving,which was just refinished, to preserve the engraving.The bevels are all set,and these will all make very good shavers.They will be rescaled after I get back in 10 days.Best regards gary
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    Why is there no smiley of a drooling guy????!!!!

    I could see why the etch was to be preserved on that one razor. Amazing.

    Chris L
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    Very nice Gary! What kind of grinder do you use if you don't my asking?

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    As always...WOW!!!
    Having Fun Shaving

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    Alex,I have 3 machines that I regularly use for grinding 1 is a 1/3 hp,the other two are 1/2 hp,they are variable speed with foot control,and reversiblewith double end shaft.I wet grind almost everthing .I have stones up to 3600 grit,but I hardly ever go above 2000.It makes it go pretty fast,I think it took around 3 hours to do the 5 razors.The engraved one I did most of the work with a flexshaft,then finished,it took around 30-45 minutes.The biggest thing is changing out the wheels,so it's best to do a few razors at a time,usually 5 at a time ,grind all at one grit,change wheels then grind them all at the next grit etc.if real bad corrosion 240,400,600,800,1200,1600 etc some blades can jump in at 600,or 800.The larger diameter wheels are getting hard to find in the higher grits.Its real easy to break a chunk out of a small 5/8,or 6/8 hollow ground razor(for me anyway),so I prefer larger stuff.This is pretty messy with the water and stuff,and I have to be careful to keep from cross contaminating,if a stone gets a higher grit in it I have to clean and dress.This is old time tech,not designed for razor,but it works good for me cause I have been doing it a long time.If I was going to set up today,I would probably go with a belt machine,Like Bill Ellis,or Joe Chandler ,or Robert Williams,to name a few.I send some blades out when I get tired of it,or backed up.Hope this helps ,if you are thinking of getting set up(dont know maybe you already are?)Best Regards Gary
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    Thanks Gary! I'm in the process of checking out belt grinders for knifemaking. I'm researching starting to make my own blades by stock removal. So I'd go with a 2x72" belt, but hearing about the stone process is cool!

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    what happened to the seventh?

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    Eric,I wrote you an e mail about the seventh,I have a question.If you did not recieve it e mail me at mel0220@worldnet.att.net and advise me.I am resending.Best regards GAry

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