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Re: More experiences making a hollow on a blade

bridger berdel
I have had decent luck hollowing the backs of hard blades with an angle die grinder (think dremel on steroids) using a 1-1/2" resin cloth sanding disc, at indecently coarse grits. 40 or 60 grit, something like that. It takes a bit of practise and still is a crude method but it moves the metal quickly and leaves a reasonably smoothly curved hollow. You could easily refine it a bit with your dremel.

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