Anthony San Miguel
This isn't really a bladesmithing device but I will use it primarily for making knives. I got it from my buddy with all the goodies. It is a Heck Industries Bevel Mill. It is American made and one heck of a little machine.

You adjust the angle with the knob in the front and the depth of cut with the knob on the side. Then you feed the stock through and a carbide insert cuts a consistent bevel to your desired angle and depth. You can also put a round insert for chamfering edges.

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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Well that's interesting.
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jmccustomknives
that could be handy.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Dustin Stephens
have you tried it out yet? Im curious
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Anthony San Miguel
I've played around with it on scrap just to get the feel but I haven't used it to make anything yet. It's kind of like a router for steel. I just finished a hands on bladesmithing class that the secretary of the Balcones Forge offered to teach me. The Balcones Forge is the local blacksmithing group whose meetings I sometimes attend. I forged and ground a complete knife out of 1084 and micarta handle. Really enjoyed it and learned a lot.

It has me looking at this bevel mill more. I don't have to forge the edge thin before hardening because the carbide inserts will shape the hardened and tempered steel. Leaving the edge thicker going into quench will reduce the chance of warpage.
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Dominic
Does it produce hollow or flat grinds.
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Anthony San Miguel
Dominic wrote:
Does it produce hollow or flat grinds.


It accepts various shaped bits including angled and rounded but it is primarily for shaping the edges. I still have to use my belt grinder to bring a flat grind or a hollow grind up the side of the blade.

Where I think it will be more useful to me is the fact that I can leave the edge a little thicker going into quench and get CONSISTENT bevel edges FASTER and EASIER.
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Dominic
Ok I see how it works thankyou.
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