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Fooling around with angles

Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:05 am

Hi folks, this is my first post here. I thought I would show you a picture of paring knife that I just sharpened at 10 degrees just for the heck of it. I realize that this edge will not hold up for very long, even in the hands of the nice little lady I gave it to.
The two white marks are reflections from the macro focusing lights on the front of the camera. I am not one to post many pictures, I was just pleased with the way it turned out and wanted to share it.
The work was done on the EP Pro and I used the stock stones to get the majority of the heavy work done. I then moved onto the Shapton stones to achieve the polished look, or do my best at it anyway.







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Re: Fooling around with angles

Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:01 am

Were you shaving your arm before you took this picture?

Re: Fooling around with angles

Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:00 am

Hi & welcome to the forum.

Nice - well done.

Two tips though....

1. Rotate the blade when working the tip area to prevent the bevel "creep" (widening) from setting in.
2. Put a 15degree micro bevel on the edge to strengthen it for durability.


:)

Re: Fooling around with angles

Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:23 pm

Were you shaving your arm before you took this picture?


As a matter of fact yes I was. Extremely observant of you and a good point for taking pictures, wipe the blade clean. I always polish the blades before giving them back to the owner but I should have done it before the picture too.

1. Rotate the blade when working the tip area to prevent the bevel "creep" (widening) from setting in.
2. Put a 15degree micro bevel on the edge to strengthen it for durability.


MadRookie I always enjoy and learn from your tips. I've given the knife away so too late for the micro-bevel but I agree, I should have applied it, I will when she brings it back to me for re-sharpening. (Rob Babcock and you are the ones who taught me all about Micro Bevels)

As for rotating the blade, I've made that mistake before, the bevel "creep", with a precison device like the EP I shouldn't be doing that. I will repeat the procedure on a similar knife and post the picture for your scrutiny.

As always, thanks.

(Peter - Navy Man)

Re: Fooling around with angles

Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:42 pm

Ya old rascal - creeping up on me like this.....

Welcome again Navy Man.

:)

Re: Fooling around with angles

Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:17 pm

lol I knew it! I do that all the time.

Re: Fooling around with angles

Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:28 pm

Knife edge photography is really hit and miss for me. I like to take shots of my work and post them on my Blog but they rarely turn out the way I would like them too.

I suppose this could be a whole new topic.

Re: Fooling around with angles

Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:59 pm

Very nice work. You can always tell an EP edge since the bevel is so nice and straight.
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