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 Post subject: Angle Cube
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:08 pm 

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Looking to get an angle cube to aid in my Free hand sharpening. Is it worth the thirty bucks or so? I ive seed MadRookie use it with an edge pro and Ken using it with his belt sharpener. IS it a practical tool to have for free hand? Im just having a really hard time determining my angles.

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 Post subject: Re: Angle Cube
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:39 pm 
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I would say no unless you are wanting to change your bevel to an exact angle and even then it would be iffy. It's not going to help you hold an angle, that only comes with practice. If you feel you are holding the angle that's already on the knife it doesn't matter if it is 15, 16, 17.........you get the point.



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 Post subject: Re: Angle Cube
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:19 am 
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Yes it is really a good thing to have. Even if you put it on a knife to see how consistent you are, it is an invaluable means of improving your freehand technique. And of course using it on other devices EP WEPS Gizmo, etc for really learning technique. I use them (have several) all the time. Magnification and a sharpie are also essential gear.

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 Post subject: Re: Angle Cube
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:51 am 
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ken123 wrote:Yes it is really a good thing to have. Even if you put it on a knife to see how consistent you are, it is an invaluable means of improving your freehand technique. And of course using it on other devices EP WEPS Gizmo, etc for really learning technique. I use them (have several) all the time. Magnification and a sharpie are also essential gear.

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Gotto agree fully here - it can only be a plus.

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 Post subject: Re: Angle Cube
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:43 pm 
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Although I can't disagree that an angle cube could be useful, I've never used one and I can sharpen pretty well.



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 Post subject: Re: Angle Cube
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:45 pm 

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I guess for me it would be used as a learning tool to find out what the angles look like from my vantage point on my stones with the knives im sharpening. It would really up my confidence to know what a proper fifteen, twenty, and ten looks like to me on various knives with various spine thicknesses.


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 Post subject: Re: Angle Cube
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:09 pm 
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Yeah, that's a good point.



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 Post subject: Re: Angle Cube
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:16 pm 

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Don't get me wrong...I want one, but I have been freehand sharpening for years without one with pretty good results. Its not a need, more of a want. If you are a beginner I would say worry less about exact angles, or changing angles and focus of consistent angles first. This is easily done with a sharpy, touch and practice.


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 Post subject: Re: Angle Cube
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:04 am 
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rasgabriel wrote:I guess for me it would be used as a learning tool to find out what the angles look like from my vantage point on my stones with the knives im sharpening. It would really up my confidence to know what a proper fifteen, twenty, and ten looks like to me on various knives with various spine thicknesses.

watercrawl wrote:Yeah, that's a good point.

Sounds very logical to me too.



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