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How I like to sharpen knives...

J. Neilson Aug 14, 2007

  1. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Aldebaran

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    You make it look so easy. The JD knife makers kick ass! Could you use a sander like that for doing stock removal also, or do you need a bigger size belt?
     
  2. demkoknives

    demkoknives knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    cool video J, but I think you may need a camera man though
     
  3. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

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    :fixed:

    Also, WE approve of the logo shots, switched angles of it as well! J kicks ass!:firedevil
     
  4. J. Neilson

    J. Neilson Caught in the Mosh Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Bill's on the money there. Thanks for adding that bud. That's what I use to strop knives "in the field". Another point about the high carbon knives is that most people have a tendency to over-sharpen HC knives. Most times all they need is a good stropping to bring the knife back up to a razor edge. Over-sharpening just wastes your knife steel.

    Cthulhu- My first grinder was a 1x30 from Harbor Freight and I used that for a year before moving up to a Grizzly 2x72 which I then used for 4 years making and selling knives. David Farmers thread is a good example of it not just being the tools but, the maker and their desire.

    Andy, I think your right. :jdwink2:

    ps-Thanks Ron!!!
     
  5. Rcbalt2

    Rcbalt2 Enormous member

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    Great tips J keep them coming.
     
  6. The General

    The General The Devil's General Brigade Member

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    I'm just teasing you J!

    Carbon steel knives seem to respond really well to a strop with something like Flitz and cardboard. Then again I find even blades with S30V stainless super steel do as well.:jdwink2:

    I am convinced its the true secret to keeping a knife sharp for far longer as well as giving a brilliant finish to an edge.
     
  7. wes

    wes Mephistopheles Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    That was a great video. I always wondered what it looked like when you press the blade into the belt. While the write ups have been good, this takes it to a new level. Thanks very much.
     
  8. Soup_Monger

    Soup_Monger Should be a custom title here

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    Great vids J.... lots of helpful info.

    Are you using the full flat to convex on all your knives?

    I wish those grinders were available in the UK.... simple and effective.

    Thanks. :)
     
  9. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Enormous member

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    I have a wonderful palmgren 1-2x42" belt sander/grinder, BUT!... The slack/tension pulley will not keep my leather nor felt belts tight enough! :jduh:

    It looks like yours has quite a bit of "spring" to it and a locking function that I REALLY like! What make/model is that?!... And does it fit into a "hobbist's" budget???...

    Thanks for the video! :thefinger
     
  10. J. Neilson

    J. Neilson Caught in the Mosh Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Thanks guys.

    Soup- I always flat grind with a convex edge (the degree of each depending on the purpose and users preference) unless it's a big chopper. Then I normally do a full convex but, I still keep it "flatter" than a slack grind. I don't like a knife with an egg shaped profile. My full convexes are done on a rotary platen so it's a pretty stiff grind still.

    HorizonSon- can you put a new spring in that machine? The tool in the vid is a Baldor 1" x 42". I don't know the model number (I've had the machine for a long time now) but, most knife catalogs have them. On a hobbyist's budget I'd get one from Grizzly. Something like this... http://www.grizzly.com/products/G1013
     
  11. Soup_Monger

    Soup_Monger Should be a custom title here

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    Ah .... understood.

    I don't care for the egg shaped profiles either.

    Thanks again. :)
     
  12. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Enormous member

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    My Palmgren 81061 is great! It allows for both 1 or 2 inch belts by 42 inches!...

    ...HOWEVER!...

    I can't get a leather belt nor a felt belt to stay under enough tension! :cry:

    The tension pulley wont "extend" far enough to facilitate the "streching" action that occurs with said belts... :ropeman:

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    See, it's NOT the "tension" on the belt, but rather the allowed "travel"... I have no more room, lol... SUCKS!!!
     
  13. okbohn

    okbohn knives ship free Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    I need to get a belt sander--after I went to the grind in, I was ready to come home and sharpen everything I own--from knives to crayons.
     
  14. reconmarine

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    Road trip

    When??????
     
  15. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

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    Alriiight, J is on my couch now. The Hollow came to Devil Central :bow:
     
  16. Captain Ron

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    I think the sander is 1 X 42" 1/3HP 1PH KALAMAZOO BELT SANDER not that expensive about 200 dollars :ross:
     
  17. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

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    :welcome: to THE forums Captain Ron!

    I am Ron, too. At least I think I am...where is my ID? :decoder:


    :cheers:
     
  18. juiceman

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    sharp

    good vid and post thanks
     
  19. Pmlknives

    Pmlknives knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    good video thanks for the tips

    Paul
     
  20. RoyalM

    RoyalM Commando Devil Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Great vid, persuaded me to buy a grinder and have a go myself. A 600 grit convexed edge is ideal for my field knives. Leather is on its way then I will start on the shinies.
     

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