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General Tormek Questions / Price of ACC-150
« on: March 04, 2019, 04:42:24 am »
With my 10"(254.2mm) CBN wheel, T-8 needs 350~500ml of water and 13~19ml of ACC-150.

The amazon price of ACC-150(300ml) is 49.95 USD.

13ml/300ml = 23.08  >>> 23.08 / 49.95 USD = 2.16 USD
19ml/300ml= 15.79   >>> 15.79 / 49.95 USD = 3.16 USD

So, we have to pay 2~3 USD each time.

Knife Sharpening / How do you sharpen Tanto blade?
« on: March 02, 2019, 11:06:26 pm »

This is my method.

Do you have any other ideas?

General Tormek Questions / Noise of trough
« on: March 01, 2019, 12:28:24 pm »

This problem does not always occur, but I'm looking for a solution.

General Tormek Questions / Rust on the washer
« on: February 14, 2019, 10:43:41 am »
A few weeks ago, I found thin rust on the washer. I've never seen it before.

The reason seems to be that the SG-250 was putted to the machine with water on the washer after using the CBN wheel.

The rust were not thick and could easily be removed with a Flitz polisher(check the photo).

So be careful. You have to wipe the washer before putting the wheel on the machine or always keep the wheel removed from the machine.

Good luck.

General Tormek Questions / What kind of leather is the honing wheel?
« on: February 06, 2019, 01:28:34 pm »
I want to make strop with the same leather as the honing wheel. Do you know what kind of leather is it?

General Tormek Questions / Diamond honing compound
« on: January 30, 2019, 09:10:24 am »
Tormek made wheels with aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, Japanese waterstone and diamonds.

But what about the compound? Aluminum oxide only. I hope Tormek will make a diamond compound.

Nowadays many knives made of very hard steel. So I think we need diamond compound.

General Tormek Questions / New TT-50
« on: January 28, 2019, 02:18:39 pm »


You can see it at 37:40.

Knife Sharpening / We need the Bevel protractor
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:09:06 am »
When setting the angle of kitchen knife with AngleMaster, everyone assume the bevel is 0 degree.

But it's not.

A few days ago, I got a bevel protractor and checked it.

Chef knives: 1.5 dps
Pairing knife: 2.3 dps

The problem is that we can't measure this acute bevel angle with AngleMaster.

Do you want to set the edge angle precisely with AngleMaster? You need a bevel protractor.

General Tormek Questions / How about new type of the Tormek?
« on: January 03, 2019, 02:55:58 am »
I believe Tormek is world best 'small' vertical wheel sharpener. I've used T8 for 2 years. It's high quality and robust machine.

Yes, I love it. But now I hope new type of Tormek. Because freehand knife sharpening is very difficult with vertical wheel sharpener like Tormek.

Jig? The SVM-45 is well made but isn't perfect.(self centering, curved edge...)

You can see the horizontal wheel sharpener in attached photo. What if the new Tormek is made like this?

Knife Sharpening / Extremely hard steel - CPM REX 121
« on: November 11, 2018, 11:15:05 am »
Do you know what is the most difficult steel for sharpening? Maybe this is it.

My customer said it's even much harder than ZDP-189 and asked me if I could sharpen this steel. I think my CBN wheels can grind it. But I don't think my leather honing wheel & PA-70 can hone it.

Has anyone sharpened this steel with Tormek? Do you think plenty of PA-70 can be solution?

General Tormek Questions / New AngleMaster
« on: October 16, 2018, 03:50:35 pm »
It can measure seven degrees and is compatible with MB-100.

Knife Sharpening / Sushi knife sharpening idea
« on: October 14, 2018, 01:09:13 pm »
I came up with the idea for Sushi knife sharpening today.

MB-100(Multi base) and CBN wheels(or Diamond wheels) are needed.

It seems possible to grind whole bevel of sushi knife.

Knife Sharpening / Calibration feature of knife jig
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:37:21 am »
If Tormek decide to make a new knife jig, I want to suggest "the calibration feature"

I think that not only self-centering but also calibration feature are necessary. Because asymmetric bevel(flat grind) or uneven surface of the blade can disable the self-centering.

This can be found not only in knives, which are made very roughly, but also in factory knives produced in the U.S.

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