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General Tormek Questions / Re: dressing stone
« Last post by Yon on Today at 07:50:29 am »
yeah ive been using the edges to get a better result. or just holding the stone harder and longer if im feeling "zen"
thanks Micha
y
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Knife Sharpening / Re: nth fixed angle knife jig ?
« Last post by cbwx34 on Yesterday at 06:45:34 pm »
Hello !

I had been thinking for a while that maybe one could use both the horizontal and vertical USBs as support for a fixed angle knife jig.

Obviously this is a rough first prototype, it wouldn't make sense to have it made of wood but I don't have a CNC to shape metal, it needs to be clamped to the vertical USB so it doesn't slide...

Plus the sides could be made thinner to get the heel of the blade closer to the stone, it could even be open on one side to get as close to the stone as desired : with two pairs of bearings instead of the rough stops shown here, you could slide the jig along the USB instead of the knife AND flip it to work on the other side...

Well you get the idea. Maybe it has already been thought of and discarded, but I couldn't find it.

Cheers!

Nick.

Looks like a spinoff of Herman's "Homemade Knife Rest".

The only problem you might have to overcome I think you've already touched on... with most knives, you need to be able to get next to the edge of the stone.  Having a platform that extends beyond the edges will get in the way, so it might be easier to take a look at the Knife Rest.
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Knife Sharpening / Re: nth fixed angle knife jig ?
« Last post by micha on Yesterday at 06:15:35 pm »

Well you get the idea. Maybe it has already been thought of and discarded, but I couldn't find it.

Hi Nick,

quite contrary - this is pretty much what Tormek did with the SVP-80, only that it's a bit wider, but just adding some plate on top of it could fix that.

The suitable knife jig might be more challenging, because of knives having handles, bolsters, and curved edges in particular. But it's a fascinating idea. Thinking along the lines of "open on one side" will be necessary, I suppose. Two open sides would be even better :) - could possibly be achieved by notching the side rails.

Now you've put me into construction mode....  ;D 
Mike
 
 






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Knife Sharpening / nth fixed angle knife jig ?
« Last post by tgbto on Yesterday at 05:15:02 pm »
Hello !

I had been thinking for a while that maybe one could use both the horizontal and vertical USBs as support for a fixed angle knife jig.

Obviously this is a rough first prototype, it wouldn't make sense to have it made of wood but I don't have a CNC to shape metal, it needs to be clamped to the vertical USB so it doesn't slide...

Plus the sides could be made thinner to get the heel of the blade closer to the stone, it could even be open on one side to get as close to the stone as desired : with two pairs of bearings instead of the rough stops shown here, you could slide the jig along the USB instead of the knife AND flip it to work on the other side...

Well you get the idea. Maybe it has already been thought of and discarded, but I couldn't find it.

Cheers!

Nick.
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Scissors Sharpening / MOVED: dressing stone
« Last post by Ken S on Yesterday at 03:30:36 pm »
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General Tormek Questions / Re: dressing stone
« Last post by micha on Yesterday at 12:20:03 pm »
Yon,
welcome to the forum.

A bit of wear and clogging on the stone grader is perfectly normal, I suppose. I think many of us used the stone grade a bit too 'gentle' in the beginning. Both the stone and the grader can tolerate quite a bit of pressure.
Using the edges of the stone grader is another method of enhancing the effects.
Some don't use the stone grader at all, some use diamond plates instead.

You may find some further information here:
https://www.tormek.com/forum/index.php?topic=3679.msg24179#msg24179
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOTVL-nszyg
Mike



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General Tormek Questions / dressing stone
« Last post by Yon on Yesterday at 06:07:11 am »
hello, ive had my tormek T8 for a litle over a month now and its great. however the stone that comes with it to change the grade of the grinding wheel, has become rather smooth on the course side. is this common? it still works to change the grade of the grindwheel but it takes much longer to bring the grindstone back to 220 grit then id did when it was new.
am i doing something wrong or that just how it goes?
thanks
yon
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General Tormek Questions / dressing stone
« Last post by Yon on Yesterday at 06:05:29 am »
hello, ive had my tormek T8 for a litle over a month now and its great. however the stone that comes with it to change the grade of the grinding wheel, has become rather smooth on the course side. is this common? it still works to change the grade of the grindwheel but it takes much longer to bring the grindstone back to 220 grit then id did when it was new.
am i doing something wrong or that just how it goes?
thanks
yon
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General Tormek Questions / 10% off wheels and accessories US
« Last post by bisonbladesharpening on Yesterday at 12:50:46 am »
Received an email from sharpeningsupplies.com.   10 Percent off all wheels and accessories
until end of September.  They usually don't charge shipping over 99 dollar order.  Just a heads up
Best Wishes, Tim
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Knife Sharpening / Re: knife protectors source
« Last post by bisonbladesharpening on Yesterday at 12:45:00 am »
USAKnifeMaker sells various widths in 18 inch lengths.  Works well for me.
I cut them to length as I need and put a company sticker on when returning knives to
residential customers.
Best wishes
Tim
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