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Re: Ball Joint Arms rod threads 1 year 2 months ago #11151

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I'm going to move those posts into this thread... so they'll be easy to find later if needed.

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Re: Ball Joint Arms rod threads 1 year 2 months ago #11153

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Thanks for the move Curtis!!

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Re: Ball Joint Arms rod threads 1 year 2 months ago #11210

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Anyone tried using zinc rods? A bit more malleable.
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Re: Ball Joint Arms rod threads 1 year 2 months ago #11237

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Well I finally got those new 416 Stainless Steel precision ground rods threaded.

BTW, they claim it to be shipped in the annealed state, about Brinell 220 which translates to a Rockwell C number of only around 21. Precision ground Diameter tolerance is ±0.0005". Anyway. pretty soft stuff...

Anyway
it is done!
:woohoo:

A serious pain, but I got there.
I ordered a "split" adjustable 1/4" NF (28) die. I opened it all of the way up and even stretched it a bit. I then filed a more generous bevel on the ends of the rods. With 200 pounds pressing on the die, I finally got it to bite. I guess persistence pays off sometimes. Rods threaded into the ball joints and lock nut just fine.

Now to get some time to try them out...
One thing I can say from playing just a bit. Technique in stone movement will need to be more deliberate and the tips of the rods pulled to the side with deliberation. The ends of those 12" long suckers seem to want to get tangled up with each other... :ohmy: This will slow me down.. at least until I get the hang of it.
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I can see why Clay picked the length that he did for "normal" sharpening jobs with the standard vise.
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Re: Ball Joint Arms rod threads 1 year 2 months ago #11241

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PhilipPasteur wrote:
The ends of those 12" long suckers seem to want to get tangled up with each other... :ohmy: This will slow me down.. at least until I get the hang of it.
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I can see why Clay picked the length that he did for "normal" sharpening jobs with the standard vise.

That's a good point. Never realized that. It happened more often when I was less experienced, but the rods still get tangled up once in a while, particularly when I'm hasty.

I guess it's a bit like a pike when rowing. "Pike" is a literal translation from Dutch and I don't know whether it is correct, but it's a term for when your oar gets stuck in the water (and then immediately slows down the entire boat) because of a wrong movement.
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Re: Ball Joint Arms rod threads 1 year 1 month ago #11244

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I periodically do a little "sword fighting" with the stock arms.

I can see how longer ones would increase the tendency, but yet be useful on longer blades.
Have to teach the muscles new memory.
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Re: Ball Joint Arms rod threads 1 year 1 month ago #11246

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Mikedoh wrote:
but yet be useful on longer blades.
Have to teach the muscles new memory.

Also useful with the low angle extension...which is what sent me off on this quest...

Yes new muscle memory.... until then "sword fighting"...
Throws the whole rhythm off
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