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 Post subject: Sharpening Background Noise
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 3:27 pm 

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I was sharpening some knives yesterday and had Pandora on in the background . . . Freebird was playing and I found myself being drawn into the music while sharpening. Before I knew it I was moving the knife to the beat of the music . . .

When I realized this I thought it would be interesting to hear what others have going on in the background while sharpening. If I don't have music I will have a football game or a MotoGP race going in the background. The trouble with having something to watch (as opposed to listening to music) I take my eyes off sharpening or miss some of the show.

What do you do when sharpening??



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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening Background Noise
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 7:59 pm 

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Music is nice but pure silence is what I like.

As for the music I go a little outside my norm and prefer techno or classical, I know, kinda odd mix.


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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening Background Noise
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:02 pm 

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If you listen to music or TV while sharpening good knives, you probably won't hear clearly what the stone is doing.


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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening Background Noise
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:15 pm 

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Some of us go by feel ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening Background Noise
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 12:00 am 
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"Everybody must get stoned", Rolling stones ...

Seriously though, I really enjoy listening to the stones themselves and the sound they make abrading the metal. I like to involve my senses when sharpening, although I do avoid tasting the stones (so far). I won't 'out' you, but there are some 'stone lickers' out there :)

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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening Background Noise
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:33 pm 
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I like silence as well.....I enjoy the sound of stone and knife.



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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening Background Noise
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:54 pm 
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Silence as well. The gf hates it and i cant be around her when I have a sharpening session cause it's like "nails on a chalkboard" :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening Background Noise
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:03 pm 
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I sharpen in silence. The sound of the stone changes when you are below or on the edge so I use this a little when I first start to find the edge angle.



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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening Background Noise
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:10 pm 
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I do both. I have headphones on when doing belt sander work and most of the time music is blasting through it :D

While working on stones I have music in the background. Then again, I always have music playing.



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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening Background Noise
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:16 pm 
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BB <> I do nothing to prep for sharpening. Meaning, if there is music on, there is music on. If there is banter & chatter, there is banter & chatter. If there is a hurricane blowing outside, the hurricane blows it's demonic howl. Because when I am sharpening, I'm focused intently on what I'm doing, and I cant hear a phucking thing outside of said focus.



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