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Re: More experiences making a hollow on a blade

John Aniano in central NJ
Winston,

Interesting method you've come up with!

I'm thinking out loud here- how about using a Cratex-type abrasive wheel? These are a moderately hard rubber wheels with imbedded abrasive particles. They come in different grits and rubber hardness and are mostly used for deburring metal edges. They would probably work pretty well to remove metal to create a hollow region. They are available in Dremel-sized wheels as well as larger sizes for bench grinders (4" & 6" diameter). McMaster Carr sells them in various diameters and thicknesses but I'm sure other vendors carry them.

Over and out,

John

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