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 Post subject: Re: Hos would you rate your sharpenig skills?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:40 am 

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I think the challenges need to be harder :D


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 Post subject: Re: Hos would you rate your sharpenig skills?
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Oh shut up Jason. :roll:



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 Post subject: Re: Hos would you rate your sharpenig skills?
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A thorough understanding of how to control mud formation and refinement on synthetic and especially natural stones. Knowing which sequence of natural stones will give a specific level of contrast and how to modulate the contrast levels and bring out patterns in the steel.

Able to produce your first burr when the two sides meet at 16k grit - at will :)

Able to discern the difference between an 0.025 micron edge and a 0.1 micron edge by touch.

Able to change a single bevel angle by 0.2 degrees - without messing up the shinogi line.

Actually understand how asymmetric edges are created with a numeric level of understanding.

Ability to freehand, use a belt grinder, edge pro and Wicked Edge.

Ability to do convex edges on precision devices like EP and WEPS. Also progressively increasing or decreasing edge angles from heel to tip.

Ability to use all sorts of naguras - tomonaguras, hybrid slurries, true naguras and even odd naguras like Jokeji.

Ability to sharpen all sorts of knives including serrated edges, recurves, etc. Also straight razors.

Able to refine a hamaguri grind's radius of curvature by a controlled number of degrees.

Able to thin a knife - not just the bevel - without rubbing off the Kanji.

And most important - the ability to determine what sort of edge is most appropriate for the knife user - be it your customer, or your own knife. This involves interviewing your customer and understanding his needs, not yours.

A broad level of understanding of compounds, strops, belts for belt grinders, the stones available on the market, Japanese stones, European stones and other stones - including their geology and characteristics and range of available characteristics for a given stone type.

The ability to 'see' what sort of edge you are getting in your 'mind's eye' - and confirm it with a scope.

This should make this a little more challenging :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hos would you rate your sharpenig skills?
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I like all these ideas. Most of them actually fall into the categories already listed, but indeed, make them a hell'u'va lot richer!! :mrgreen:



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 Post subject: Re: Hos would you rate your sharpenig skills?
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All us lowly sharpeners are going to fall out of da bus.....

Ok, I reckon I am now only a lowly 2 in retrospect.......

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 Post subject: Re: Hos would you rate your sharpenig skills?
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The ones Ken added just play right into my hand. :D

Most of them I can do :p



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 Post subject: Re: Hos would you rate your sharpenig skills?
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Okay, I got it. We make a rough outline as has been done already, and that will be for beginners to get familiar with everything. After that we can branch into the different aspects in greater detail: like razor honing, single bevels, natural stones,etc. This could be a lot of fun and an incredible all-in-one resource if we organize it right. Just a thought!



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 Post subject: Re: Hos would you rate your sharpenig skills?
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Ken...that's a well rounded answer.

I felt akin to the one about verifying with a scope...and i've been doing that alot lately.



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I see some good ideas but a lot of it would need someone with lots of extra money and interest in systems. I for one wouldn't be caught dead using a EP or WEPS.


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 Post subject: Re: Hos would you rate your sharpenig skills?
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Valid points. I thing the results are more important than the system used. I think techniques can be left out of the equation and edge results should dominate the scale. (as much as I love the EP and WEPS for scientific tests and repeatablility)



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