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good idea AKMIKE  !

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when I ordered the paper wheel to hone after the SJ stone, I got just the slotted paper wheel 8"x1".
this compliments the SJ just fine and no burr that I've ever seen.
 The diamond wheels delivery date  just got pushed back until August now, so just a little longer wait for them.

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I'm impressed with your BESS scores !

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if small amount of burr is still present, break open a paper beer box and gently hone on a strip of the inside of the box a few times.

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are you using the SJ-250 towards the blade or away from the blade? turning towards the blade will reduce the amount of burr.

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Knife Sharpening / Re: How to get razor-sharp knives on Tormek
« on: July 03, 2018, 05:05:56 pm »
Ton, I totally agree with that ! imho that is a true statement !

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Knife Sharpening / Re: How to get razor-sharp knives on Tormek
« on: July 03, 2018, 02:57:02 pm »
absolutely amazing Wootz. Great job !

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Knife Sharpening / Re: How to get razor-sharp knives on Tormek
« on: July 02, 2018, 12:06:20 am »
here is another article posted by sharpco.
https://www.tormek.com/forum/index.php?topic=3663.new#new

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Knife Sharpening / Re: How to get razor-sharp knives on Tormek
« on: June 30, 2018, 07:02:58 pm »
Case study in the Australian Knife Magazine: http://knifegrinders.com.au/Home/issue4_article.pdf
...

Some questions if I may...

In the article you write:
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We have developed a method to sharpen knives sharper than a razor using power equipment, within time span that makes it viable for commercial sharpening.

How long does it take on average?

You also mention that you use a "Razor Edge Edge Tester" as part of the final testing.  I know what it tests for, but I'm just curious if you can get an indication of how an edge might score on the BESS, just from using the Edge Tester?  Just wonder if you notice any correlation there... either formally or informally.

Finally, you write that this is "sharpening a knife to presentation standard".  What (if anything) would you do different for the "average" steak knife (not necessarily a cheap one, but one that isn't sharpened to this standard)?

Good article overall... I think it's a good example of a specialized sharpening for a specialized purpose.
CB, it is hard to give an average, but I will try.
if the knife is in the 400-500 range, then it is about 5-7 minutes including setup to get in the150-200 BESS range or scale. general touch up, no nicks etc.
if the knife requires removing nicks, regrind bolster etc,  then the average time would be about 10-15 minutes to bring it to the 150-200 range.
for the edge tester, I usually do a before and after reading from the BESS and give the customer a copy as well.
one can usually guarantee 150-200 BESS readings. That is in the utility razor blade sharpness. most high end cutlery (new) is about 250-350 BESS, some even as low as 200.
hope this helps. 

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Knife Sharpening / Re: How to get razor-sharp knives on Tormek
« on: June 30, 2018, 01:04:05 am »
as you know, I have consistently achieved less than 100 bess using your process with the FVB and the app + using the app for the paper wheel. spot on.

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General Tormek Questions / Re: Info from Tormek re diamond wheels
« on: June 26, 2018, 10:53:38 pm »
I could see going from a DE to a SJ and then the leather hone, but no need to go back to the DE for the same knife.

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General Tormek Questions / Re: simplifying the learning curve
« on: June 26, 2018, 10:47:03 pm »
Alan always does a great job in all of his Tormek video's

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General Tormek Questions / Re: a peg for Tormek, finally
« on: June 24, 2018, 02:51:28 am »
yepper, stainless steel bolts would be in order the first sign of corrosion.

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General Tormek Questions / Re: parts
« on: June 24, 2018, 02:48:40 am »
LOL very well stated Ken !

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General Tormek Questions / Re: parts
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:01:30 am »
but you are correct Ken, they shouldn't get discouraged by someone who is not as knowledgeable or proficient using the Tormek machines.

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