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My Homemade Feather Grinding Jig

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:06 pm

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Re: My Homemade Feather Grinding Jig

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:08 pm

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Re: My Homemade Feather Grinding Jig

Postby Stykshooter » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:00 pm

That's awesome Jim. I have a saved file from Dean Torges that details how to build a similar jig. It is on my list of things to get around to but just haven't done it so far. I set up a jig to grind them on my belt sander. Works O.K. if I cut them to about 7" long length first. I think your jig is going to be faster and do a better job on them.

I did 13 turkey wings and about 30 goose wings back in the winter. My sons keep murdering the geese and they make a pretty good feather.
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Re: My Homemade Feather Grinding Jig

Postby bearauto11 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:41 pm

That's pretty slick!
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Re: My Homemade Feather Grinding Jig

Postby DIY_guy » Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:13 pm

Well done, yours looks a lot like mine.

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