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General Tormek Questions / Re: "let the abrasive do the work"
« on: March 30, 2018, 06:37:52 am »
Received my/our (sharing with the restaurant), T2 today.  I didn't press hard and just basically drew it across the diamond wheel, and it definitely only required a light touch.
I noticed it produces a smaller edge then I can put on the same blade, which could be both a good and bad thing.  It will require sharpening a bit more often, however it is easy to do with it.  I also think one can get something sharper on some blades with the full size Tormek then on the T2, as the T2 can not handle as thick of blades.  The T2 works great however and certainly fulfills a need.

That said, it is making me want to play with the new wheels.

I certainly would be interested in the butchering stuff.  I ALSO, would love to see something that I don't remember ever seeing a Tormek video of, sharpening serrations.  A lot of knives, both indoor and outdoor, are serrated at least in part.  I'd like to actually see someone from Tormek do that.
What about arrowheads? (bow hunting)
Thank you!

General Tormek Questions / Re: Housing change
« on: March 27, 2018, 07:18:59 am »
If it was a square frame model (as I suspect), you would probably want to replace the shaft with the newer stainless model with quick release, anyway.
The frame, without seeing, could be taken to a machinist or autobody shop, and possibly straightened, or replaced with a later 2000 or T7 frame, that matched except for paint colors.
The last time I priced a housing, it wasn't considered cost effective.

General Tormek Questions / Re: hollow and flat grinding
« on: March 25, 2018, 04:05:45 pm »
For me, the side of the wheel will give the opportunity to use it for flattening backs of chisels and plane blades.  I expect it might also be great for the backs of serrated knives, where I use the wheel as the "flat line" to have an even surface.

I have a T2 coming, so I will be interested in if there is anything different with its honing wheel and doing serrated knives. (no good english video's)

General Tormek Questions / Re: DWC-200
« on: March 17, 2018, 03:37:48 pm »
I see the honing wheel as a step into the past as it sounds like the original wheel. (stuff impregnated in the wheel during manufacture)
I certainly understand a couple reasons for going diamond.  The lack of needing water (and a tray for bacteria to grow in), the ease of use (fixed size/repeatable), the general commercial need for touch ups, not chip removal.
The size has pro's and con's.  While you may not be able to work as easily with as large a knife as its predecessor, the ease of storage/use and the normal knives used in a kitchen, make up for it.

General Tormek Questions / Re: Diamond wheels vs grind stones
« on: March 13, 2018, 05:47:23 pm »
I think the SJ stone has a place certainly in certain types of eastern restaurants (spelling, sishimi knife). 

So, my curiosity was aroused... anyone have an example of the SJ wheel actually being used on a Japanese knife?  ???

(A sashimi knife in particular... I think you'd be hard pressed to find one being sharpened on a Tormek... but would be interested in seeing it done).

I have no idea where I saw it.  Before the T2 was available for commercial use in the USA, there was a video (seems like it dealt with other issues) where during it, they shown their T7 and their SJ stone that they used regularly on their knives.
This is why I think someone would choose the SJ stone over the diamond stone, current user and no reason to spend more money.

General Tormek Questions / Re: Forum and Tormek thoughts
« on: March 13, 2018, 05:26:12 pm »
I think my comments about social media replacing forums, was viewed as a negative against Tormek (and maybe Stig).  That was not my intent.  I think it's simply a fact

While it is a fact that a lot of things are going that way, IMHO, it IS a negative.   When you have family in certain professions, and/or deal with stalking victims, or others whose safety requires more privacy, staying off social media, doesn't always mean just that person.

General Tormek Questions / Re: Diamond wheels vs grind stones
« on: March 11, 2018, 05:56:35 am »
I haven't been on the forum in a while, life has a way of getting in the way.  (been working 12 to 14 hour days, so when I am off, I am exhausted)
I am looking forward to the course wheel, and due to my long hours, when I saw the email, I tried to find one online to order (missed the coming in June part).  I like refurbishing tools and such and can see this for things like dressing screwdrivers, chipped plane blades, shaping lathe tools, etc.  Then I could use either my black wheel or my SG stone, and of course vary the grinding a bit (pressure, stone use, etc).
I think the SJ stone has a place certainly in certain types of eastern restaurants (spelling, sishimi knife).  The E series diamond stone, might give it a run for its money in cost, durability, and edge for those that don't already have one.  But most knifes I think the thoughts on the forum are, should have a bit of a toothy edge.
So I would think if you were consistently touching up the same types of tools, the F diamond stone, might be as fine as you want.

General Tormek Questions / Re: How to keep leather wheel
« on: February 01, 2018, 07:31:29 am »
I would be more apt to use a diamond stone, then I would an SJ stone if it is the machine I think it is.

General Tormek Questions / Re: 2x universal supports? Makes any sense?
« on: January 21, 2018, 07:18:16 am »
Thanks a lot!

That extended USB looks awesome, but my country customs are slow, unreliable and particularly pesky and expensive when it comes to USA shipments. Is there any EU or UK web store where to grab it?

Not sure I will ever need to sharpen a blade that long, but surely is good to have that option available than to miss it later.

What is your country?  Before the T2, there was a commercial model Tormek that this was a part of.  I am not aware of it ever being offered in the USA, but do believe it was for sale in the EU, that you asked about.  You may still be able to get it, from your local Tormek parts place, where here, it will be a big deal to get one.

Wood Carving / Re: Sharpening the chisel with SJ
« on: January 16, 2018, 11:08:09 pm »
Following is a general method for sharpening chisels with Tormek.

SG(#220) -> SG(#1000) -> Leather wheel.

But I want to do it with SJ wheel instead leather wheel.

In this case, how can I remove the burr of a flat side?

Side of the wheel?  (Maybe with the machine off?)   :-\

I'm of the belief that flat sides that need to stay flat, should be done on something flat, (if there's a chance it'll change the angle).

(p.s. Haven't tried... just an idea).

I can't use the side of the stone because I've drawn the angle on the side of the stone for freehand knife sharpening.

You don't mention the machine, but there are two sides to the wheel.  Are marks on both of them?
If not, could you stand where the nut on the stone was facing your belly button, and move the chisel from left to right across the top of the stone, until the burr is gone?

General Tormek Questions / Re: set up for micro bevels
« on: January 16, 2018, 10:05:41 pm »
This reminds me since I have my second Tormek, I need to see if that numbered nut, fits on the old one that has the original black nut with no numbers.  I seem to remember reading that the bars changed thread types (went to or from an acme thread), so I didn't want to screw up the threads.

That would be a good question for Tormek support.

Look at the old threads on knife guards.  The Tormek forum over on Yahoo, has something on sizes (from memory) and I picked up some old manila file folders (damaged freight store, something like $5), which is heavier material I have used to make guards from.

Could it have something to do with the radius?
My understanding is the blackstone, was initially for turners and harder metals they use in their tools.  I thought the smaller radius of the T3-T4 series, were towards the bottom end of useful size for turning tools.

That doesn't mean it couldn't have a place there, but it would be a smaller informed target audience, then the probability of those who buy the stone, thinking they could use it for something it wasn't supposed to be for. (more unhappy customers then happy ones)

Knife Sharpening / Re: santoku informational review
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:52:31 pm »
On the knife block..
Use some food grade wood and make a square, fill it with bamboo skewers and you have a knife block that you can place a knife in anywhere, and pull it apart for cleaning.  They make/sell commercial versions with plastic skewers for more money if you like.

I was interested to see that review, as I have the commercial version of one of those knives (Millennial instead of the Genesis line).  The difference is the handle and NSF certification.  Price varies by location of course, but I picked up the Nakiri and Santoku for $10 from a damaged freight store.  For that price, a few minutes more often at the sharpening station, seems a bargain.
I actually have one of the Nakiri's back from the restaurant today, to sharpen. (wondering what is for dinner)

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