burr maintainance

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Dec 11, 2007
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seems like knowing when and how to removeing the burr is missing from many posts. perhaps some of the more adept could share their secrets with the various sharpening systems used today.:)
 
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for the past 16+ years i have been using paper wheels to remove the burr with. i get results like this consistently http://www.myculpeper.com/richardj/MLNA0018.AVI
http://www.myculpeper.com/richardj/MLNA0001a.AVI
the paper wheel removes the burr and polishes the edge. before a friend showed me the wheels i used to use an ez sharp and ceramic stick. i gave the ez sharp to my cousin once i learned how to use the wheels. i have seen many gadgets but nothing has impressed me enough to switch, not even diamond stones.
 
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Assuming the burr is what us old fogies call the "wire edge," I just draw the blade edge very lightly over a block of wood. Takes it right off.
 
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do you go back to fine, medium or just strop after removing your wire edge? or are you done at this point? do you remove the burr at each level or at the end only? tnx.
 
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i sharpen to my finest grit, then either buff the edge with the cheap equivelent of a hard felt wheel loaded with compound (several cardboard discs on my bench grinder loaded with gray tripoli)...or i just use a strop with several passes. both take the burr off. sometimes after i buff on the wheel i take it to a loaded strop to make sure i got it all.
 
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