I’ve never used a manually operated grinder, and I do like to achieve
an even grind on cutters, and a nice shiny honed back
hey Mick you'd be surprised.
I started with hand crank grinders. Living off the grid.
First was a miserable cheap stamped sheet metal grinder. But pretty
quick I found a nice old heavy cast iron number.
One hand cranking, the other feeding the tool across.
It doesn't take long at all to get your balance and do beautiful bevels.
I'm sure you'd be a natural at it.
Want to see something? I got a tiny package in the mail today.
A caliper keychain. Like I really needed one.
I don't know whose idea it was to make it. I am sure somebody said oh
yeah we'll sell lots of calipers to the tourists. They all use calipers
When they showed up they wouldn't really work. But a few minutes with a
needle file and they slide like Tiffany now.
You can't trust the scale for accurate but you could use it as ballpark
Probably wouldn't last a day as a keychain. But as a miniature toy
caliper they really do work.
Oh yeah, $1.32 free shipping. They are all over ebay.
Box 409 Happy Camp, Ca 96039