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Wicked Gatco

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by joe19782005, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. joe19782005

    joe19782005

    25
    Oct 16, 2009
    I have the Gatco sharpening -kit, but it could use some inprovement.
    So i was thinking for a solution and came up with this, a hybrid between the Wicked Edge and my Gatco system.

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    The modification to the Gatco diamond stones , machined them parallel and then glued some guide tubes on them.

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    The sharpening result after some 2500 gritt polishing paper:

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    It becomes very very sharp and when i strop the blade, scary sharp.....
    Im very pleased with my own made wicked Gatco.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2012
  2. I'm intrigued, but not seeing any pics. Is it just me?
     
  3. Komitadjie

    Komitadjie

    May 31, 2011
    Not just you, OwE. I'd like to see as well!
     
  4. fervens

    fervens

    291
    Apr 26, 2009
    same here with the pics. you can try saving the image or right click > view image
     
  5. joe19782005

    joe19782005

    25
    Oct 16, 2009
    On laptop the foto's show up, iphone not...
    Can somebody test this also.
    thanks
     
  6. joe19782005

    joe19782005

    25
    Oct 16, 2009
    Let me know if the images show now.
     
  7. mongolguy

    mongolguy

    114
    May 26, 2001
    I can see them. Very nice work.
     
  8. Seeing the pics now. Impressive! :thumbup:
     
  9. joe19782005

    joe19782005

    25
    Oct 16, 2009
    Did my ZT0561 a mirror polish, sweet.
    Works like charme

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    Last edited: Jun 14, 2012
  10. nccole

    nccole Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 2, 2011
    That is really awesome. I too have the Gatco system with the ceramic stone, and like it ok, but this would take it to the next level. It might be time to have some fun on Inventor and draw something similar up. I love the socket swivels you incorporated into it. I work at a place where we do tubing, that looks to be 3/8 x .035?, and is that 1/4 socket swivel and extension or a different size? Oh, and does the ball detent on the end of the extension keep the tubes/diamonds from flying off? Sorry for all the questions, but I think that is just too cool!
     
  11. Never Dull

    Never Dull

    384
    Feb 20, 2011
    Good results, clever effort transforming the gatco into a wicked edge like system. Nice machine work and arm pivot joints. Do you have 2 of each grit or do you do 1 side at a time?


     
  12. joe19782005

    joe19782005

    25
    Oct 16, 2009
    It is 8mm tubing (inside) just made them to fit extensions snug.
    The extensions are made shorter now by me
     
  13. joe19782005

    joe19782005

    25
    Oct 16, 2009
    I have just 1 of each stone.
    So when im reprofiling i use 1 stone at the time for creating a nice even burr.
    When im finishing, i use the 2 side like wicked edge system.
    Then i use high gritt sandpaper and 2 stones ad the same time.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2012
  14. 45Shooter

    45Shooter

    390
    Mar 30, 2001
    What angle does it do?
     
  15. joe19782005

    joe19782005

    25
    Oct 16, 2009
    Same as the Wicked edge , from 15 degrees and up...
     
  16. Hard H2O

    Hard H2O

    Aug 10, 2007
    Looks interesting. I have the GATCO as well and it works great for me. I use the 11° setting for my kitchen cutlery. I would not want to lose the lower angle. That is one of the advantages for me in the GATCO versus the KME and the Lansky.

    Nice work.
     

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