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Knife Sharpening / Re: protective paper in the knife jigs
« on: June 24, 2019, 05:52:15 am »
After a few tries, I found the Norton Bear 50mm Cloth Tape to serve the purpose, both protective and adjusting.
The knife jig clasping depth is ~ 13mm, so i tear off a band of approx 30mm wide, and measure the spine thickness with tightly pressed calipers after adding each layer.

Having finished sharpening and removed the tape, I use a low odour turpentine to clean the blade of the tape sticky traces, if any.

I searched it in but I couldn't find it. I think Norton bear cloth tape is sold only in Australia.

Knife Sharpening / The O-ring of knife jig
« on: June 24, 2019, 05:31:52 am »
The O-ring of knife jig is broken. I think it's because 'dry'.

So I applied synthetic grease to it then wiped it.

General Tormek Questions / Re: Diamond doesn't polish the edge
« on: June 03, 2019, 12:43:48 pm »
Diamond and CBN based compounds cause deep and narrow scratches on the edge bevels, while conventional abrasives (aluminium oxide, silicon carbide, chromium oxide etc) – shallow; when mirror finish is the goal, bevels should be honed with conventional abrasives.

Thank you wootz.

But it doesn't remove even 1000 grit scratches as well as its color hardly changes.(blue -> black)

As you know, with the same 5 micron diamond paste, the paper wheel polishes edge.

so, IMHO, I don't think this diamond paste is suitable for Tormek leather wheel.

General Tormek Questions / Diamond doesn't polish the edge
« on: June 03, 2019, 11:39:44 am »

I applied 5 micron diamond paste on the Tormek leather wheel.(Tormek paste is 3 micron)

But It doesn't polish the edge. What did I do wrong?

Knife Sharpening / Re: Knives - What is in Your Kitchen
« on: May 12, 2019, 02:38:36 pm »
I used Zwilling Bob Kramer Carbon chef, but now I use Spyderco Classic kitchen knives.

Knife Sharpening / Freehand on Tormek then benchstone
« on: May 08, 2019, 02:42:25 am »

In this video, Korin use a large water cooled wheel for first step of repair/sharpening then sharpen it on the benchstone. Very impressive!

Is anybody here who uses Tormek like this?

Recently, I practice freehand benchstone sharpening. But I still need Tormek and Belt grinder because first step of sharpening takes the most time.

Video how we sharpen serrated kitchen knives, bread knives etc


Knife Sharpening / Re: Modified SVM-45 for adjustable offset.
« on: April 07, 2019, 08:48:23 am »

Android smartphone/tablet applet for our FVB is now available in the Google Play Store.
It is free.

To install the FVB Android applet, on your smartphone or tablet search the Google Play Store for FVB Angle Setter, and look for the Knife Grinders icon

If you cannot see our applet in the Google Play Store, which means some minor compatibility issue, please email Knife Grinders, and install from the link we give.

FYI we are developing an iOS applet for our Frontal Vertical Base, should become available next week for your iPhone & iPad; I will announce when ready.
Free as well.


Knife Sharpening / Re: Wearing the adjustable stop
« on: April 01, 2019, 05:59:40 am »
I think it is not because the stop is worn.  As I recall, there is some slop in the fit, especially there at the front when using the O-rings as the "keeper".  I have replaced all the O-rings with the old-style locking screw/knob and there is no wiggle or wobble of the adjustable stop.  I think the difference is that with the locking screw, the opposite side of the stop is firmly pushed against the shaft, preventing any wiggle.  With the O-ring, that doesn't happen, so in addition to being able to rotate (and change the projection), it can also wiggle side to side near the front. 


Thank you Rick.
But I mean unintentional tilting. I don't want to tilt but it's not easy with some knives. e.g. Strider MT, Kitchen knives over 8"

Knife Sharpening / Wearing the adjustable stop
« on: April 01, 2019, 02:57:11 am »
I sometimes have difficulty keeping the adjustable stop of SVM-45 parallel to the support. Especially when grinding near the tip.

Of course, I pushed hard it with my thumb.

Is it because the stop is worn?

Is there a good solution to keep the stop parallel?

Knife Sharpening / Re: Matching grinding wheels of different diameter
« on: March 30, 2019, 01:18:02 pm »
As of today, 41 countries use our software for Tormek.
Our software for setting grinding angle on Tormek is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

iPhone and iPad applets - on your iPhone or iPad search the App Store for Grinding Angle Setter.
Our existing customers can obtain the iPhone / iPad applet free of charge - if you purchased our software before, please email Knife Grinders that you also need the iPhone / iPad applet, and we will generate a promo code for you so you don’t have to pay for our applet in the App Store.

Our Android version has been upgraded, and all bugs fixed.
Existing customers who need the improved Android version, please email Knife Grinders for a link and get it straight onto your smartphone or tablet.
New customers who want to buy the Android applet only, on your smartphone or tablet search the Google Play Store for Grinding Angle Setter, and look for the Knife Grinders icon

More details on our website

Great Job!

Knife Sharpening / Re: elastoplast (now tensoplast)
« on: March 23, 2019, 04:35:46 am »
I use duct tape(duck brand).

Could it be possible to delay the growing by storing the bottle in the refrigerator?

I would try a few drops of bleach to keep things from growing in the water.

What's the meaning of growing? My english is short.  ;)

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