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Offline Riebeek

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #60 on: February 23, 2020, 09:43:03 am »
Hardy, can Kilroy not employ the same method you taught me to determine the angle? Put the blade flat on a leather strop, with the sharp edge towards the direction you want to move. Move to blade gently forward on a leather strop till the edge start to bite and then measure the angle between blade and strop.

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #61 on: February 24, 2020, 08:07:55 am »
Hardy, can Kilroy not employ the same method you taught me to determine the angle? Put the blade flat on a leather strop, with the sharp edge towards the direction you want to move. Move to blade gently forward on a leather strop till the edge start to bite and then measure the angle between blade and strop.

I am afraid that it takes more than two minutes to do that, and by his own admission, he does not have the patience
 

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #62 on: February 24, 2020, 08:56:31 am »
Will give it a go.

simplist I would think is just to gradually over time standardise..

seems kitchen lives are around 17/18 degrees.  Leatherman says 16 degrees. 

so around 17 degrees for all cutters

seems 22-25 degrees for things which work hard?  so say 25 degrees for those.  if the blades need 2/3 degrees adjustment - will it be a big deal over time?

what do one do with scissors - i sharpen my wife's old family big naaldwerksker -- was bietjie geroes - so teen 45 grade.  dit lyk egter hopeloos te min.  seems 75-85 degrees --- thats nearly flat?