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General Tormek Questions / Re: parts
« on: June 23, 2018, 11:58:48 pm »
 personally think that u-tube may be the starting point for many, but eventually they will go to the forum to get the real nitty gritty.

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General Tormek Questions / Re: a peg for Tormek, finally
« on: June 23, 2018, 11:48:23 pm »
is the 1/4" bolt a grade 5 or grade 8 ?  just curious, the diamond wheels weigh approx. 10 lbs ?

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General Tormek Questions / Re: parts
« on: June 22, 2018, 06:17:24 pm »
perhaps we could convince TORMEK sellers to at least suggest to all new prospective buyers to visit the forum here and research the available films by Jeff, Steve, Wootz and others that have great video, of the potential the Tormek has. and to show the proper setup procedures and some techniques that have proven successful.

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General Tormek Questions / Re: parts
« on: June 21, 2018, 03:17:30 pm »
I missed that one CB, lol

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that would work fine for a small batch, but I was thinking of making a gallon at a time.

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General Tormek Questions / Re: parts
« on: June 21, 2018, 04:08:48 am »
Yes, I have. I use you tube often. and have found numerous useful sites. Unfortunately, I have also found many sites with incorrect information. (One recent T4 long term review mentioned the larger Tormeks using 250 or 300mm grinding wheels. I wonder if Sweden knows this?) I happened to watch that site right after watching (twice) Wootz' Tormek sharpening you tube. I was underwhelmed.

" Caveat watcher."

Ken
I hope that guy doesn't give up his day job.  just when I thought he couldn't do any worse, he proved me wrong doing the honing demo. ::)
here's the post if anyone is interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs7UPQXf9_I

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General Tormek Questions / Re: parts
« on: June 20, 2018, 05:48:22 am »
I've seen some people use 3D printers to make parts for their DJi drones. must be something good to know or learn.

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General Tormek Questions / Re: After truing the SJ stone
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:22:18 pm »
yes Ken, Wootz definitely has a slow soft touch for his technique ! Great job Wootz.

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i'll have the shrimp on the barbe while we wait !!!

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General Tormek Questions / Re: a peg for Tormek, finally
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:18:05 pm »
sounds like they will work Ken. good job. the pics will be interesting to see ! :)

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General Tormek Questions / Re: Truing Tool Diamond Cutting Tip
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:16:44 pm »
I just counted my diamonds and the 17 I have are a little more spread out than Ricks, but still mostly on one half of the bronze part.

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General Tormek Questions / Re: After truing the SJ stone
« on: June 16, 2018, 11:03:51 pm »
CB, I do recall sharpening a double edge home made knife for a customer and spending a lot of extra time on it trying to remove a lot of his scratches during his manufacture process. I remember thinking to myself, boy, i'll never do another one of them !. so that probably used up a lot of my stone !

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General Tormek Questions / Re: After truing the SJ stone
« on: June 16, 2018, 09:40:30 pm »
I have a question for some of you... what is the "wear rate" of the SJ stone, compared to your SG stone?

I've had good success maintaining the stone solely with a fine rust eraser... and the stone shows very little wear as a result.  I think of this stone like any other fine waterstone... it should last a very long time.  I know some of you sharpen a lot more than me... but your "wear rate" just seems high to me.  (My opinion... and why I'm asking.)...  :o

Tormek says about this stone... "Its unique composition gives this stone an extremely long life".  I wish Tormek would publish some "actual use" numbers... but doubt we'll see that.

Anyway, am curious what the comparison might be.
I find that the SJ gets out of round somehow and I cant figure out why. I always use light pressure and always a side to side motion. it seems as tho I have to true it after about 7-8 knives. mostly Wustoff and Henckels. But, when I re-true it, it is out by less than 2mm. it would only get worse from there on, so I go ahead and true it when I notice it. I have been using the new SJ since march and I am at 241 wheel diameter, so I have used 9 mm so far. I did hone up a few drill bits, but I don't do that anymore. maybe that's where I got the most wear. overall I am happy with the SJ and it does an excellent job. no complaints.

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General Tormek Questions / Re: After truing the SJ stone
« on: June 16, 2018, 05:54:15 pm »
very well said Ken. I hope your speculation is right. Although the new diamond wheels are suppose to be maintenance free, other than the water additive, I believe Tormek will eventually develop a diamond plate that is much better than the current grading stone for use with the SG,SB, and the SJ.

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General Tormek Questions / Re: After truing the SJ stone
« on: June 16, 2018, 04:25:55 pm »
Wow Wootz, I just learned a lot from that paragraph. I have chipped the inside edge before. I will try the 1000 diamond to clean the SJ. I am assuming the plate in the jig goes over the top of the 1000 to give it support.

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