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Missing Skin

Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:55 pm

OK....when you are sharpening on a stone and you start thinking "my thumb feels tender", then you see a streak of blood on your stone, does that mean that you are getting better at holding a constant edge? :? Then, shortly after, you are thinking "my finger feels tender", and you see another streak of blood on your stone, does that mean you are still holding a constant angle or are you just an idiot? :(

Re: Missing Skin

Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:02 am

Sounds like dedication to me

Re: Missing Skin

Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:28 am

happened to me 3x already. lol.

Re: Missing Skin

Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:45 am

It is tempting to use your finger as a guide, but eventually you will learn to hold a constant angle without using your finger as a guide. It's obvious on coarse stones, but happens on fine stones too. Ask me how I know this, LOL.

'All bleeding stops' :)

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Ken

Re: Missing Skin

Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:26 am

Lol, the idea is to use your fingers to find the contact point with the stone and edge, once found, move them back a few mm. If by chance your fingers are right on the edge, and there is a blood streak, you did not keep the angle constant and the edge came off the stone.

Just keep some super glue on hand and cover your tips with glue and get back to sharpenig.

Re: Missing Skin

Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:22 pm

Jeff B wrote:OK....when you are sharpening on a stone and you start thinking "my thumb feels tender", then you see a streak of blood on your stone, does that mean that you are getting better at holding a constant edge? :? Then, shortly after, you are thinking "my finger feels tender", and you see another streak of blood on your stone, does that mean you are still holding a constant angle or are you just an idiot? :(


Better at holding a constant angle? No it means you are bleeding.

Try grinding the knife instead of your fingers :D

Re: Missing Skin

Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:41 pm

Well not all my knives are sharper but my fingers are :? . The blood washed off the stone and now my goal has advanced to trying to hold an angle without grinding the fingers away! :roll:
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