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 Post subject: Sharpeing strategy for now...
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:21 pm 

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So I finally made my decision on knives which should arrive soon 1) Suisin Innox gyuto, 2) Richmond Artifex paring, 3) Tojiro ITK bread.

I need to figure out my sharpening routine for now while I plan what I might want for the future. My present set up is a combination 1000/6000 water stone by Steelex which I bought for planes. I also have a four sided diamond block with 200, 300, 400, and 600 grits. I bought the idahone ceramic rod to go with the stones (and the super eraser). I am using the diamond block to flatten the waterstones. I also have plate glass that I can put sandpaper or some other material on (e.g. newspaper for stopping?).

I've watched a bunch of videos and picked up some technique so here's my strategy for now but I am looking for comments.

I am gathering that the Suisin will be sharp out of the box which will give me an idea of what I am looking for. I may need to tune up the paring knife and will probably work on that before I need to tune up the Suisin. I think I saw a post that suggested touching up the Suisin up once a week with the rod and tuning it up with the 6000 stone once a month. I also think I saw a video where a Japanese knife was sharpened with a 1000 and and the "stropped" with a 5000.

Some general guidelines for my present set up would be helpful as well as suggestions for how I might build on this for the future.


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 Post subject: Re: Sharpeing strategy for now...
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:01 pm 
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Just use your 1K/6K combo stone. That's all you really need. Try stropping on newspaper when your finished with your stone and that should work well for the knives you bought.



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 Post subject: Re: Sharpeing strategy for now...
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:59 pm 

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Thanks, Mark.


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 Post subject: Re: Sharpeing strategy for now...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:49 pm 
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Agreed, you are set. Of course, there's always room to buy new toys...



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 Post subject: Re: Sharpeing strategy for now...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:58 pm 

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So what would be next?


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 Post subject: Re: Sharpeing strategy for now...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:25 pm 
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My recommendation in order of acquisition:

1,000 grit stone (1,200 Bester is good)
Flattening plate or other flattening means (sandpaper on glass will work but it gets expensive)
4 - 6,000 grit stone (Suehiro Rika)
500 grit stone for repair work and major thinning
8 to 12,000 grit stone (Naniwa 10k Superstone if my favorite)



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