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    • #17
      Re: sharpening

      Dennis Moor has the sharpener advertized in WCI.

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      • #18
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        Hello there, sorry for the intrusion. I was looking for a woodcarvers forum for my brother-in-law ,when I seen this discussion on sharpeners.
        Earlier in this discussion there was mention of a 2 roller sharpener. I have one ,and love it . It is known as a knife belt grinder. It is widely used for grinding out knife blades. Mine is a Grizzly brand and works upright or pivots to horizontal . It has a 72'' x 2'' belt. There are also 48'' belt grinders out there. A search on a search engine for knife grinders should bring results. Grizzly Tools is located in Springfield MO and has a neat feature. If someone in your area has purchaced a tool you are interested in and gives permission they will tell you who has it . I drove a short ways to see a grinder and liked it and met a nice fella in the process. Good luck, I'll recomend my brother-in-law take a look at your site. He has carved for many years. Mike

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        • #19
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          Isn't 3400 RPM a little fast for sharpining or stropping a knife or tools. I would think a lower RPM would be best on the tool and the Carver. May ne wrong on this but at 3400 RPMs, one would have to be awlfull carefull in not burning the blade.
          Gues one could step it down in RPMs by rewiring it or adding a bigger wheel(pullies).
          I am not talking the product down just questioning the higher RPMs.
          Safety first, then enjoy carving! Ken Caney, Ks

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          • #20
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            I would have the same reservations as Kenny on the 3400 rpm speed of a grinding wheel. Would probably be ok for smoothing a weld on a 10' steel girder but not on my carving tools.

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            • #21
              Re: sharpening

              I think my earlier post wasn't clear. The Ultimate Sharpener (Dennis Moor's unit from Chipping Away) does NOT run at 3400 rpm. It runs at 1725 rpm. I'll calculate the FPM and let you know since that is more relevant.
              The machine that I referred to that does run at 3400 rpm is a home built motor/wheel unit made by an individual to suit his personal preference.
              I'm sorry if I confused anyone. I like my Ultimate Sharpener and wouldn't want to mislead anyone.
              Jim

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              • #22
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                I measured the motor pulley and it is 6 inches in diameter. That puts its circumfrunce at just over 18 inches. At 1725 RPM, the belt travels approximately 2700 feet per minute. That's about 30 miles per hour.
                It is certainly manageable but I'm glad its not any faster.
                Has anyone tried using an electronic speed control on something like this? I'm sure it would reduce the torque but that wouldn't be a problem.
                Jim

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