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Knife sharpening


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7 hours ago, paulraphael said:

plant  the tip vertically on the cutting board

Have tried this from time to time. Just doesn't feel right to me.

 

@rotuts do you strop? Makes all the difference for me.

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@FlashJack 

 

I used to .  I had a Makita rotary whetstone 

 

sharpening system , mostly for woodworking tools.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Makita-98202-Horizontal-Wheel-Sharpener/dp/B0000223JC

 

but it did knives very well

 

I made some thick circular plywood blanks , the same size as the

 

\three water stones .

 

I glued on leather , cut to fit :  smooth and ' rough '

 

I charged the rough w a green sharpening stick

 

and that worked very well.   some of my blanks were stolen

 

and i could not repack the , so that was that

 

 

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13 hours ago, FlashJack said:

Have tried this from time to time. Just doesn't feel right to me.

 

It's worth getting used to, if you insist on steeling. You'll be able to hold a more consistent angle, and apply more consistent pressure. When you hold the steel pointed out into space, it's moving all over the place, because you're not a robot.

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