|Here are a few pics of my grinding bench. Probably the most important tool in my shop is my KMG Blade Grinder. Every blade I make
spends at least some time on this machine. I have a 14", 12", 8" & 4" wheel for various hollow grinding applications. A flat platen
attachment for flat grinds, and a small wheel attachment with 1/2", 3/4", 1" and 1-1/4" wheels for getting into those nifty little curves
we all love so much. For convex grinding and handle shaping I have a KMG Roller Platen attachment.................IMHO, worth it's weight
in gold !
I also have a small snag grinder on the bench for tool grinding. A KMG Flat Disk Grinder, set-up in the horizontal position, and on the
end of the bench, a buffer for shining up handles and blades.
I also included a picture of my grinding belt rack. A Master Bladesmith once told me to use belts like they were free. Well, I do ........ and
at $5-$10 per belt & 5 or more belts per blade, I wish they were free ..........
To the far right is a pic of my Granite Layout Table, my Height Gauge and my Rockwell Tester. For what it's worth, there is a lot more
to edge retention than a blades Rockwell Hardness. It's just one more tool in my arsenal for bringing the customer the best possible
blade I can make.