Your bender has the same issue as mine. The follow bar nosedives. Pro-Tools assures me that the follow bar is supposed to remain in a flat plane. I can't get it to work correctly. Waste of $700 in dies.
Do you have any videos on your sharpening process? I have strayed away from making knives simply because I feel like I will put in a ton of time only to bone it trying to sharpen it. I have seen a video for a bastard file jig, but would love to know some other techniques. Trying to find the balance between "quick and dirty" and "master bladesmith". I don't want to be a master bladesmith, but don't want to be a hack either. Great video. Thanks!
I drilled and tapped my box per this video. Seems to have worked well. I plugged the holes, put the box back in and bled it. Then, a week later I went wheeling and half-way through the day the box puked out all the fluid between the mating surface of the input shaft and the steering box housing. I don't know if the Permatex just didn't hold, or if something internally went wrong and built enough pressure in that area to force the fluid out. Any ideas? I am heading out to the shop in a minute to tear into it. Thanks!
Tore apart. Only thing that seemed incorrect was I had squishes permatex all over the new O-ring I had installed. Carefully scraped it off and re-installed ring. Box going back together now...if only I could find the torque specs for the 8 bolts...