Post by Yvsa with good waybill.

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Osiyo Bro.
I found a link the other day over in rec:knives and would ike to share
it with the guys on the forum.
Shopsmith is having one helluva sale on some of their equipment.
Sharpening hones are one of those being discontinued.
I bought several of the bench stones and water stones and I shouldn't
need anything else for a mighty long time or perhaps these will last me
the rest of my life.
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Look under the sharpening link onthe page. It's towards the bottom on
the left side.

http://www.shopsmith.com/clearance.htm

You can even post this e-mail if you would like.
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Best as always,
Yvsa.



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Thanks Bro.
There's more than one way to de-fur a feline.
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Guys if you're broke or, badly bent even, it will pay y'all to try and dig up some cash from somewhere, just don't sell any knives or guns, to take advantage of this
sale.
I bought $147.15 worth of stones in assorted sizes and grits. Their prices on waterstones are out of this world and when they're gone, they're gone forever!!!!

For example a good sized 4,000 grit waterstone is going for only $6.06
and a 1,000 grit for $6.67 even a really nice sized ceramic hone in ultra fine grit is going for $25.35 and that's outrageous!!!!
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Here's hoping that some of y'all at least will be able to take some advantage of this sale.
I found the post about the sale over on rec:knives the other day.
It pays to look around from time to time ainnit?
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Yvsa.

"VEGETARIAN".............
Indin word for lousy hunter.

[This message has been edited by Yvsa (edited 06-28-2001).]
 
Thanks for the info, and the link. I've been wanting to get a strop for my khukuris for some time, I'm going to see if they have one!

Bob
 
After taking a good look on the site... I'm not even sure what to buy
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There is so much stuff. What would make up a *good* all around stone set???

Alan
 
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Alan they don't have everything that's listed unless they have updated the site since the other day.
The 12" hard and soft combo stone for instance was gone when I ordered.
You might wanna check my number, but the 520519, 11 1/2" tri-stones for $43.83 isn't a bad buy if it's still available. It won't do all that a feller needs, but it will go a long ways for most standard straight blades.
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Some of the other stones would go a long way in helping a feller get a nice collection of hones going.
I just thought this would be a good way of helping everyone here get at least something decent for a very good price.
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Yvsa.

"VEGETARIAN".............
Indin word for lousy hunter.
 
HEY YVSA, MAN WHAT A SCORE. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the heads up. I found some great things. Take Care.
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Yvsa,

Thanks... everything was still available. I might just send off an order after I balance the check book.

Alan

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Wonderful Bear & Alan!!!!
And you're welcome!!!!
I'm just glad y'all was able to find something y'all could use.
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If most people are like me they have a hodge podge of sharpening stuff, some okay and some not worth a flip, but kept for sentimental reasons, like the broken piece off my gran'dad's old stone.
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I have been putting off getting anything really decent for a long, long time because I would rather spend the money on knives.

BUT the time comes when you need something really decent too sharpen the really decent blades that we tend to get a few of as we get older and a little more money becomes available.
I had/have some decent stones, like a 4" Norton combo and a really sweet Hard Black Arkansas that you dont think it's taking any material off the blade but is in mi-nute amounts but that's about the only ones.
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Oh!!! And besdes the DMT and EZE-Lap diamond hones I have, almost forgot
them.

And it's like what Walosi's dad always told him, This is from memory so pardon if I don't get it exactly right, "Buy the best and only cry once or buy cheap and cry twice when you have to replace it."
And the fact is when you have to buy to replace the poor tools the good tools are higher in price because things keep going up in price but never down.
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Yvsa.

"VEGETARIAN".............
Indin word for lousy hunter.
 
Could you give a rank (sharpening) tyro some advice on good stones to purchase?
 
As opposed to rank as in yak butter/cheese?

Sorry, I really could have restrained myself but I've been good all day and I earned it, I deserved it, and I wasn't about to let anybody ( including me ) deny myself a good cheap shot.

PS: thanks for asking for the rest of us. Yvsa will probably give an answer that deserves to be added to the FAQs

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Dave the arkansas stones are always a good buy and the ceramics perhaps a better one.
They didn't have the medium ceramic listed when I ordered mine, but I got the fine and ultrafine.

And I would stay away from the waterstones unless I had some experience.
I undertand they can wear pretty rapidly and then need to be dressed flat again.
But it's what kind of edge that a person wants that really determines the hones one will need. Being one who likes highly polished edges that are more for "push cutting" I like the finer hones for the finish work.

The one original, as in being the first AK ever, that Rusty, Terry and myself tuned up for Uncle Bill is no doubt the sharpest one he has in his arsenal.
He can no longer say he doesn't have one that will shave, and nicely at that.
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Yvsa.

"VEGETARIAN".............
Indin word for lousy hunter.
 
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