knife sharpening, how to?

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Re: knife sharpening, how to?

Postby kellory » Mon May 28, 2012 2:48 pm

Woods Walker wrote:"..plenty of oil .."

YES, YES, YES!!! It's impossible to use too much oil! I watch for it on sale and stock up when I can. My 4 stone set has an oil tray that sits underneath the stones so that the bottom stone is always submerged in oil. Messy? Yes.....but that's the whole point!

Speaking of messy, I sent you a surprise package as a product tester. Have you had a chance to see if it works? Was it worth the effort, or a waste of time? :?:
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Re: knife sharpening, how to?

Postby Woods Walker » Mon May 28, 2012 6:49 pm

Not yet! I had to lay off all the people that worked for me, and I'm doing all the labor,sales, errands,material transport, and whatever. But I have a couple of knives that I use for work that are in DIRE need of attention so it will be soon. I'll keep you posted, and thanks again!
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Re: knife sharpening, how to?

Postby kellory » Mon May 28, 2012 8:42 pm

Woods Walker wrote:Not yet! I had to lay off all the people that worked for me, and I'm doing all the labor,sales, errands,material transport, and whatever. But I have a couple of knives that I use for work that are in DIRE need of attention so it will be soon. I'll keep you posted, and thanks again!


That's brutal. :( And think nothing of it. I wish you circumstances were better, or that there were something I could do about it.
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Re: knife sharpening, how to?

Postby Woods Walker » Mon May 28, 2012 8:58 pm

There is. Help us FIRE OBAMA this fall!!!!

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Re: knife sharpening, how to?

Postby Sailfish » Tue May 29, 2012 11:25 am

Its probably lame, but I mostly need a REALLY sharp knife for fish filleting and it works for me
But I also use this for my other knives and find its pretty sharp.

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Re: knife sharpening, how to?

Postby kellory » Tue May 29, 2012 3:38 pm

Woods Walker wrote:There is. Help us FIRE OBAMA this fall!!!!

"A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours, and a recovery is when Obama loses his!"


That's a given. I would vote for a half trained monkey before Obama. Thankfully, there are several half trained monkeys to choose from. :( ;) :?
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Re: knife sharpening, how to?

Postby TheWrathPrince » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:26 am

Use an Electric Sharpener. A good quality electric sharpener is an option, but I strongly discourage their use. First off, they remove a tremendous amount of material from your edge. Sharpen your knife a dozen times, and you've lost a good half-centimeter of width, throwing it off balance, and rendering any blade with a bolster (i.e. most high quality forged blades) useless. Secondly, even the best models provide only an adequate edge. If you don't mind replacing your knives every few years and are happy with the edge they give you, they are an option. But a much better choice is to...
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