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 Post subject: Don't Try This At Home, Well That's Up to You
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:41 pm 
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Belt grinder, I don't need no stinking belt grinder!




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 Post subject: Re: Don't Try This At Home, Well That's Up to You
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:37 am 
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Oh dear! Say goodbye to any heat treat using that method. How to ruin a knife 101. That reminds me of a You Tube video of some yahoo attempting to sharpen a hedge trimmer blade pack clamped in a vise still attached to the motor / engine unit and using an angle grinder to sharpen it. My head is shaking just thinking about it.



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 Post subject: Re: Don't Try This At Home, Well That's Up to You
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:11 am 

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Looks like I've been doing it wrong. He was way faster than me. And the sandpaper, how have I never though of finishing up with sand paper?


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 Post subject: Re: Don't Try This At Home, Well That's Up to You
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:52 am 

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:lol:

So many problems...one Byzantine solution!

Bevels too consistent? Use the angle grinder. First off the arbor nut provides a built in reference angle. Secondly, the combination angle grinder/file/ceramic rod/sandpaper progression obviates any need to ever check for extant bevel angle again, cause you're gonna hit every possible angle.

Not sure you want to invest in sharpening stones, they are unitaskers? While my granddad always said "the right tool for the right job", he's dead. My uncle on the other hand always says "the difference between a round peg and a square peg is the judicious application of an angle grinder, file, ceramic rod, and sandpaper".

Sharp knives are safe knives...so where do you get the sense of adventure in your life? Now you can add a general disregard for safety into your sharpening routine. After all, the angle grinder is not regarded as one of the most dangerous tools in the tool box for nothing. And you may or may not improve the edge on you knife to boot. WIN-WIN!


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 Post subject: Re: Don't Try This At Home, Well That's Up to You
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:00 am 
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Why bother holding the angle grinder in a vice? Seems wimpy. A true freehand technique should be used using both hands without relying on a vice

You should do it like Gordon Ramsey uses a steel - knife in one hand and grinder in the other.

I like the edge refinement technique using a 'fine' file as oppressed to just any old bastard file.

An assistant with a bucket of water pouring it over the grinder during this procedure should make the person who did the video eligible for the Darwin award :)

http://www.bestnursingmasters.com/darwin-awards/

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 Post subject: Re: Don't Try This At Home, Well That's Up to You
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:57 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: Don't Try This At Home, Well That's Up to You
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:15 pm 

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Ken's right. It would be faster if you were to take one in each hand and draw the two apart as you sharpened. Twice the motion! Twice as sharp! This guy's wasting a lot of time.


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 Post subject: Re: Don't Try This At Home, Well That's Up to You
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:37 am 

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Interesting find. Funny thing is, I am sure I have tried something similar to this long ago before using any type of stone. Torture for your knives :twisted:
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:30 pm 

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where can I get me one of those portable vises? :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Don't Try This At Home, Well That's Up to You
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:13 am 
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and DM's secrets are revealed....

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