Sharpmaker DVD

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I finally got around to watching the DVD that came with my Sharpmaker, (not that I needed to :eek: ). I had a good idea of what I was doing, and the instruction pamphlet helped some too, but the video had me running around the house looking for eveything and anything with an edge on it to try on the sharpmaker:D . There were some tidbits of historical facts I never knew. It was also kinda neat (for me at least) to see what Sal actually looks like :eek: and be able to put a face to all the great posts here.
Definitely worth watching.
Good job, Sal and the gang! My knives have never been sharper.:thumbup:
 
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... but disk mastering could be better:
1) no parts, just a big lump of movie, as it were on vhs
2) since sharpmaker is VERY popular and sells overseas, DVD could have sound tracks other than english (russian maybe;)) or at least subtitles.
 
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yeah, I don't think there are any subtitles or language options, but I'm not sure.
In any case, I still thought it was good (informative), but then, I have the luxury of not having to worry about anyone but me!:D
 
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I too ran around sharpening potato peelers and the like after watching :D
 
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In the old VHS tape that I have there is no mention of sharpening tips, which was rather disappointing. Now I no better and stop before reaching the tip and then sharpening that separately.
 
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OMG my blades and scissors on both my OLD Swass army actually cut again, and DAMN well now, its a miracle. brought back the new sharpness to my folder and my two kitchen knives. the rest of the families kitchen knies I think are gonna need a diamond block to get the process started, there is just too much shaping to do with those things for the sharpmaker. I love the thing though. super easy, and works great. Oh YA, nice work on the DVD Sal. Very helpful and informative, nicely done. gotta ask, the knives used in the intro, were they sharpened to 30 or 40 degrees? Because those were just crazy sharp.
 
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Hello sharpmaker, good-bye arm and leg hair!!!! :eek: I SUCK at sharpening, but even I can do it with the 204. I'm still not that good at a hawkbill(I thought it would be easy:eek:) , but I can put an edge on pretty much anything else.
 

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Thanx for the kind words. Glad you are having fun with it.

The DVD was made from the video. I don't know about subtitles or language capabilities. I'll check with Joyce.

On the Hawkbill, rotate your wrist while sharpening so the handle is going down while sharpening, if that makes any sense. You are tring to keep the edge perpendicular to the stone.

sal
 
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LOL funny thread.

Sal - the video could be improved with additional dubbing / sub-titles. It would be funny to watch you giving instructions in espanol. :D

Also, if they indexed the DVD - so that we could fast forward to scissors, etc, it would be very handy.

But the main thing I'd like is to get your autograph on my copy of the DVD!!

:D
 
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