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Re: Artifex 240 just sharpened

Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:03 am

Melampus wrote:JM <> :shock: How do you keep your hands so clean.?! After I have put even one knife through a progression of stones, the swarf has stained all my cuticles & fingertips.

Before I go onto my finish sharpening I clear off all the old rags in case some swarf is left in them and grab fresh and I wash my hands with fast orange rite before the reason why and seriously try this the pumice that's in the soap wakes up my nerves (carpal tunnel) for just a little while and you can actually feel the edge better. I know it sounds stupid but hell it works for me give it a try.

Re: Artifex 240 just sharpened

Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:10 am

So you use Fast Orange w/pumice? I think I have some Gojo w/pumice. I gotta try that. Thank you, kindly...

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Re: Artifex 240 just sharpened

Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:12 am

Michiel Vanhoudt wrote:
Jeff B wrote:I thought skilled sharpeners didn't have arm hair?! :D

Have you seen his cat? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ah Michiel......you just made me spit coke all over may desk! :mrgreen:

Re: Artifex 240 just sharpened

Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:47 pm

Melampus wrote:So you use Fast Orange w/pumice? I think I have some Gojo w/pumice. I gotta try that. Thank you, kindly...

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How did that work or have you tried it yet?

Re: Artifex 240 just sharpened

Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:03 am

Glad i'm not the only one catching crap about patchy arm hair! :lol:

Chris

Re: Artifex 240 just sharpened

Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:03 pm

I found Jim's cat.

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Re: Artifex 240 just sharpened

Sat May 04, 2013 12:43 pm

Jmbullman wrote:How did that [fast orange/gojo] work, or have you tried it yet?


You know it took awhile for the stars to align, but I did try your recommendation. It does absolutely work better than any other soap/detergent I've tried; I should have thought of it.

The but is this... from playing with fire all the time - the skin on my hands, fingertips particularly, is cooked pretty well. It leaves the cuticles and skin pretty stiff, and it retains the swarf REALLY well as it embeds in the valleys between the ridges of the fingerprint.
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Your recommendation is appreciated & it's efficacy is notable, but I reckon I'm just always gonna be stuck with these stains... albeit lighter after the Gojo. ;)

Re: Artifex 240 just sharpened

Wed May 22, 2013 3:23 pm

I use a toothbrush sometimes with the gojo but I usually end up with sore fingers. Dirty hands are the price we pay for are art!
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