Ray Rogers Handcrafted Knives

The Belt Grinders

These are my belt grinders. On the top is a variable speed JL grinder. The JL is the one I use for all the precise work like blade bevels, finger grooves, and shaping handles. It has a 10" wheel, a glass platen, a leather platen, and a "small wheel" attachment. Like most knifemakers I modify most of my equipment to some extent. I have replaced the standard drive wheel with a much smaller one that was custom made for me by Bader. This gives me much more usable torque from my 1 hp motor. You can see the new brake I made to fit the smaller wheel.

On the bottom is the Grizzly grinder. Only one speed but very stubborn. It's used for removing large amounts of material, steel or wood, very quickly.

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