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Knife and tool sharpening 3342

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,975 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Knife and tool sharpening
« on: December 08, 2007, 11:04:14 AM »
While a lot of us can sharpen a knife, it is something of a dying art these days and it's very hard for the apprentice knife nut to get reliable information on how to maintain the edge on there blades, there are a lot of so called experts out there, who offer bad advice that, will wreck your blade within moments >:(

So please feel free to leave you tips, advice and any links to knife tutorials :)

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« Last Edit: December 08, 2007, 01:43:35 PM by micky d »

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Re: Knife and tool sharpening
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2007, 12:21:14 PM »
Thanks for the topic matey! :)

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Re: Knife and tool sharpening
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2007, 01:43:49 PM »
Thanks for the topic matey! :)
No probs mate :)

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Re: Knife and tool sharpening
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2007, 10:23:07 PM »

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Re: Knife and tool sharpening
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2007, 06:02:39 PM »
for tougher jobs I use a 1x30 belt sander, but for most jobs I use the sharpmaker, fast and easy.

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Re: Knife and tool sharpening
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2007, 07:34:50 PM »
for tougher jobs I use a 1x30 belt sander,
Yeah but arent you worried about ruining the temper, or do you use plenty of water and low rpm ???

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Re: Knife and tool sharpening
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2007, 07:56:32 PM »
for tougher jobs I use a 1x30 belt sander,
Yeah but arent you worried about ruining the temper, or do you use plenty of water and low rpm ???

I'm careful, the heat doesn't build, I'd know, I'm holding it!

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Re: Knife and tool sharpening
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2007, 07:59:01 PM »
for tougher jobs I use a 1x30 belt sander,
Yeah but arent you worried about ruining the temper, or do you use plenty of water and low rpm ???

I'm careful, the heat doesn't build, I'd know, I'm holding it!
A mate of (he's a bladesmith) does the same thing, I just look on in horror, I know he know's what he's doing (the quality of his work is stagering) but it just go's against the grain for me ::) :D
« Last Edit: December 12, 2007, 09:48:39 PM by micky d »

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Re: Knife and tool sharpening
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2007, 08:36:32 PM »
I know what you mean, and I have thought about it. I think the temper temperature is around 400 degrees
and to get even close to that is pretty hot for fingers! If my knives edge can't take some heat, I don't want it!
but you make a good point, you need to be wary and careful.

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Re: Knife and tool sharpening
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2007, 05:06:01 AM »
Ive heard that if ur low on materials u can sharpen a blade on the bottom of a ceramic cofee mug
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Re: Knife and tool sharpening
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2007, 09:21:47 AM »
Any rough ceramic or glass surface will work in a pinch.  Coffee mugs and the edge of a rolled down window in a car are often cited as useful sharpeners when nothing else is available.

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