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General Tormek Questions / Re: Hand Tools Manual
« on: March 03, 2021, 08:58:47 pm »
Hello Rick,

thank you for adding these manuals to your sharpeninghandbook! Drilling holes with manpower and not with electricity makes me smile!

Stay healthy!

Knife Sharpening / Re: How often/when to true the stone
« on: February 17, 2021, 03:05:08 pm »
Since 4 days there are two videos by Vadim (Knife Grinders) on YouTube about truing and grading the stone

Stay healthy!

Knife Sharpening / Re: New to Tormek and grading the SG stone fine
« on: February 08, 2021, 12:29:12 pm »
Please read the very helpful thread from wootz:


Hello John, have a look at in Germany.


Just put a 50 mm long tube in place of the grindstone to avoid slipping of the axle.


General Tormek Questions / Re: T7 Motor Distance Spring
« on: January 05, 2021, 12:10:28 pm »
I have two T7 without the spring.


Knife Sharpening / Re: A Faster, More Repeatable Way to Set Up USB Height?
« on: December 31, 2020, 03:11:09 pm »
 Well, I also have a simple way to get the software readout values for the USB height to the Tormek. As an “anchor” for my depth caliper I use a small Neodym magnet cube with 5,0 mm edge length. On the housing of my T7 it sits firmly as the housing is made of steel (Magnetic_cube_1). On the FVB I had to fix it by a glue as the parts used there are non-magnetic (Magnetic_cube_2).

 After setting the desired height on the caliper, which is the software readout minus 5,0 mm edge length of the magnet, I hold the end of the caliper near to the magnet cube and immediately the magnet grabs the end of the caliper. Now I can focus on adjusting the right USB height. Very simple, fast and no need to control marks and parallel lining.

Happy New Year, stay healthy!

Knife Sharpening / Re: laser protractor
« on: September 02, 2020, 01:13:00 pm »
I started using laser goniometer with the DIY version DILAGON 2.0 described by Cyrano in Very easy to build as you don't need a curved screen. The angle scale is calculated for a flat area. To hold the small laser I used a pipe clamp.

A year ago I purchased the Vetako Goniometer Pro+, a very nice instrument. My only criticism is the missing manual, but the basic operation is self explaining.


General Tormek Questions / Re: Anti corrosion water?
« on: August 28, 2020, 09:19:08 pm »

using heavily boiled water (of course cooled down) may avoid the muddy water for a longer period of time.


Knife Sharpening / Re: Chart for kenjig dimensions
« on: May 13, 2020, 09:28:14 pm »
Hello Jan, this graph is great. Thank you!

General Tormek Questions / Re: New "must have" for the sharpener (?)
« on: February 19, 2020, 09:46:47 pm »
Unfortunately it's for very small knives only: 70 x 50 mm - maximum size !!!

Knife Sharpening / Re: laser protractor
« on: September 10, 2019, 02:43:57 pm »
I also received the Vetako a few days ago. Works fine, very clear readout.

Knife Sharpening / Re: Frontal Vertical Base
« on: June 30, 2019, 06:52:13 pm »
Hello Josu, a very clear and useful description of working with three leather wheels as suggested by our genius wootz.

Just to avoid a confusion: In the list of the three compound used you correctly list diamond compound 1 micron. Later in the text you write 0.1 micron for the compound for the second leather wheel.

I also like this sharpening method with the three leather wheels!



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