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The first sharpening

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Jason B., Apr 14, 2010.

  1. neeman

    neeman Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Could you post a link?

    thanks
     
  2. Jason B.

    Jason B. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 13, 2007
    It's been a while so I'm not sure what thread I am talking about there.
     
  3. neeman

    neeman Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    A closed loop
    I looked at your threads and was not sure myself that why I asked'


    Thanks
     
  4. Trout Hound

    Trout Hound

    685
    Sep 28, 2014
    Okay, so I have been using the method where I lock my wrist and do a push stroke off the edge of the stone. I've been getting consistent, clean results, but I'm actually getting a slightly more acute angle around the belly and tip, yes?
     
  5. Jason B.

    Jason B. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 13, 2007
    Your not lifting the handle enough.
     
  6. Trout Hound

    Trout Hound

    685
    Sep 28, 2014
    Okay, will have to practice that. Thanks.
     
  7. awestib

    awestib

    Dec 29, 2008
    I don't understand how you can sharpen a knife without lifting the handle?
     
  8. stricknine

    stricknine

    Nov 12, 2008
    one of the best threads on sharpening, thanks so much to the op and I respect your work!! thanks again for your time and imparting your expertise !
     
  9. Jason B.

    Jason B. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 13, 2007

    You're welcome :)
     
  10. sir_mike

    sir_mike

    Jul 5, 2011
    @ Jason B.

    If you didn't want a "mirror" type finish on your blade, what DMT stone would you have stopped at? The Fine or X-fine?

    Just looking for a nice and very sharp edge for daily/working use!

    Thx.
     
  11. Jason B.

    Jason B. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 13, 2007
    DMT Coarse and a strop with 1 micron CBN or diamond. Really hard to top those two items for the results given.
     
  12. Zalc

    Zalc

    2
    Nov 30, 2015
    Hi, I just found this thread, it's very informative.
    Do you think you would be able to reupload the photos from your first posts? The links are broken...

    Thank you!
     
  13. Jason B.

    Jason B. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 13, 2007
    I see all the photos just fine.
     
  14. bucketstove

    bucketstove

    Sep 23, 2014
    Hi, for what its worth, photobucket was having an outage of some sort (maintenance? whatever) a few hours ago, so all linked images were returning OOOps not found instead of we have outage, to see the outage message you had to click the OOPs images
     
  15. Zalc

    Zalc

    2
    Nov 30, 2015
    Seems like it's just broken on mobile (Tapatalk and browser)

    Just tried on my desktop, and it is working. Thanks!
     
  16. Kai Winters

    Kai Winters

    939
    Mar 16, 2012
    Yeahhhhhhh...should have read this first...my lengthy thread would not be so and I probably would have learned more sooner. But learning is learning and I have.
    Thanks for a great thread, tutorial, etc.
     

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