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just tried without the jig, just used my finger on top of the dcb-10 base, seems like anywhere from 50-75g is about right.

ok, Great. maybe we'll here from them soon. did you have a tracking # or they just showed up ?

since I use the SJ-250 a lot, I learned what light pressure is. just barely more than the weight of the knife being sharpened. I just tried your theory on a PT-50-A. The weight of the SVM-45 placed on the DCB 10 base and holding the jig with the forefinger in front of where it would rest on a USB bar, the weight should be around 175g.
press lightly until you reach about 250-260g. this would be my interpretation of light pressure.

General Tormek Questions / Re: new online handbook edition
« on: June 07, 2018, 04:02:24 pm »
thanks for the info Ken. I'll surely download the EN copy !

I have an extra set of hooks for the workstation, shouldn't be a real problem for me.

Knife Sharpening / Re: What Angle Is This Knife Sharpened At?
« on: June 07, 2018, 01:35:51 am »
I pretty much agree Ken. I sharpen all my kitchen knives to 12 degrees and use Wootz app to set everything up. I rarely have to use the angle master

General Tormek Questions / Re: new diamond wheels have arrived
« on: June 05, 2018, 03:19:19 pm »
please keep us up to date on the multibase 100.

cb , are you trying to say its not level nor parallel to the main shaft ? lol......

Its a great idea for anyone doing volume sharpening that needs speed as well as accuracy and repeatability. 

It does bring to mind a question about the new Tormek diamond wheels.  Do they have abrasive on both sides of the wheel?  I've not looked at anything from Tormek about the new wheels and have not heard anyone mention anything about abrasive being on the inside of the wheel. 

Without it, it seems to me the two-sided angle guides will not work.  Unless one uses only the outside block and pulls the knive through from the front and back, which I wonder how well that could work, requiring clearance from the wheel for the handle and hand, let alone potential differences in grind characteristics given the different directions. 

Tormek  Diamond  Wheels

Tormek has developed three diamond wheels designed for use with the Tormek Water Cooled Sharpening
System. The Tormek Diamond Wheels offer an exceptional durability and the ability to sharpen on the
periphery as well as the sides. When sharpening on the side of the Diamond Wheels, we recommend
using the Tormek Multi Base MB-100 with the appropriate jig developed for your specific tool.

this to me indicates they coated both sides of the wheel !

Knife Sharpening / Re: Simple adjustment of the grinding angle
« on: May 31, 2018, 06:09:55 am »
this will also work well for the paper wheels. I've tried several different wheel sizes in the chart and it seems to be rite on.

I can only guess at this point, but I think the new diamond wheels will have grit on both sides, at least I hope they do.

man-o-man, you guys are really on the job. you both are a credit to society ! a big thumbs UP.

General Tormek Questions / Re: CBN Wheel for Tormek
« on: May 30, 2018, 01:56:22 am »
oouch !

General Tormek Questions / Re: Farmers Market update
« on: May 30, 2018, 01:53:57 am »

 I really don't use a belt sander because I have no use for it. seems like it would only be good for shovels and large axes, which I don't do. However I have done a few hatchets, but wont do anymore until I receive the diamond set.
 I do use the slotted paper wheel for finish on all the knives I do, usually after a session with the SJ 250.

General Tormek Questions / Re: Farmers Market update
« on: May 29, 2018, 05:48:34 pm »
I suspect part of this is just returning to your "comfort zone"... using something you're familiar with... especially in a new/unknown environment?

But if you continue to evaluate using the Tormek, I would consider looking at alternatives to the Platform Jig.  I've only used it for a short time... but am finding it really slows the sharpening process down.

The quote from Tormek that Herman Trivilino posted, I'm finding to be spot on.

I haven't timed it, but I know I could set a knife in the standard jig, set the angle, and sharpen it, considerably faster than using the Platform... even if the Platform Jig was already set.

If a knife needed a quick touch-up, I could see using the Platform... but I doubt you're seeing that at a Farmer's Market.  ;)

Maybe take another look at Steve's ideas for incorporating the Tormek with your other methods?  (At least so it's not just "sitting there"...).

Just a couple of ideas. ???

You might be right.
Before the whole farmers market thing came about, I had only sharpened freehand with stones then in the last 2 years, using a guided rod system. I had never used a belt before. I suspect that my freehand experience is why the belt worked so well for me.

Steve...Steve is Da Man in my book.
I'm always looking into his operation (when he was doing it).  My setup is almost a carbon copy of what he had set up at the markets he attended.
Not that I'm trying to model myself after him. It's just that his setup makes sense to me and works for me.

When I sharpened my (not dull) kitchen knives, the Tormek was the Mac Daddy! 
A couple of quick passes then a visit to the leather wheel and I was done.
Anything else, took more time that I wanted.

I'm sure the diamond wheels will have a positive impact on turn around times and I'm looking forward to them coming out.
I watch Steve's training video bout once a month and seems like I pickup on something new each time. yes, the new diamond wheels may be a game changer and eliminate some of the equipment we have to use for speed.

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