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Offline Riebeek

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? 
 

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2020, 05:07:17 pm »
Sien ek is effens mostert na die maal. Ek sukkel self om "vry-hand" te slyp. Het een middag vinnig hierdie meganisme bymekaar-geskraap nadat ek die soveelste mes se snykant stomper gelaat het as voor ek begin slyp het.

Dis basies 'n skuins hand-rus wat op twee laai-skarniere gly. Die slypsteen kan ek aan elke kant plat op die tafel of werksbank neersit. Die skuins vlak se hoek kan stel so al wat ek basies moet doen is om die mes plat vas te druk op die skuins vlak. Het een van daai rubber nette daarop vasgemaak om beter te kan vasvat. Dit help my baie veral as die mes sy snyvlak 'n sterk kurwe het by die punt. Ek druk die mes dan vas op die skuins vlak en gly dan vorentoe en agtertoe op die slypsteen. Kan maklik my greep en posisie van mes en slypsteen verander sonder om die hoek te versteur.

Ek het ook so 'n stelletjie wat met die lang dun slyp steentjies werk wat jy aan so 'n draad arm vasmaak en die hoek stel deur die draad arm deur die regte gleufie te pas. Ek vind egter dat dit moeilik werk rondom vlakke met baie kurwe en ek is geneig om onewig te slyp.
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #64 on: May 27, 2020, 08:42:33 am »
Find it👍👍

Will this work. Old warthog..
Yes!

I've got the new version and it works great, although I still prefer the simple Lansky system.
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #65 on: May 27, 2020, 09:20:35 am »
The Blade Buddy is such a pleasure.  1 minute per knife.. simple
 

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #67 on: March 05, 2021, 03:16:57 pm »
https://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Work-Sharp-Precision-Adjust-Knife-Sharpener-P1887.aspx

Anyone used one of these from work-sharp ?
I've heard good things about it. Still waiting for local stock.
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Offline mox

Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2021, 09:28:02 am »
KME  Diamond stone kits with some extra lapping films, leather strops and micron emulsion  :biggrin:

I'll let you k now how I get on with it. Quality seems much better than Lansky  :deal:
 

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #69 on: May 25, 2021, 09:28:43 am »
Oh and you even get a Sharpie  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #70 on: May 25, 2021, 10:52:12 am »
Some quick feedback, quick test (10 min + - ) on a blunt D2 blade with the 140, 300, 600, 1500 grit stones and the strop with 1,5 micron emulsion. Super sharp ! I was not all that methodical and careful and the result is fantastic.

Money well spent, best sharpening system I have.
 
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Offline ogies

Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #71 on: May 25, 2021, 11:05:33 am »
Hi, did you buy locally or import?

There seems to be a lot of different stones included as well. I am also thinking of upgrading and this seems to be the answer.
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #72 on: May 25, 2021, 12:59:02 pm »
Ordered from The Knife Guy.

The sharpening system only comes with the 4 diamond stones as pictured. The rest I ordered in addition. The leather strop is a great addition. The other 'stones' you see are glass plates with stick-on lapping.

I have only used the 4 stones and strop with the 1.5 micron emulsion and the D2 blade is stupid sharp. See my previous post for the time and lack of care I spent testing it.

When I find some time I will give the thing and accessories I bought a thorough test on a blunter than a butter knife blade and see what it does just because.

I think the 4 stones and strop plus stopping media is enough anyway.

I do want to get other stones that KME offer (non diamond) but will look at that at a later stage.

Not cheep but great system.
 
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #73 on: May 27, 2021, 02:05:45 pm »
Speaking of sharpening things, I've been waiting for this to hit the shelves, and it finally did:
https://www.worksharptools.com/shop/sharpeners/manual/precision-adjust-knife-sharpener/


It's cheap as chips and can get a blunt knife razor-sharp within minutes. I'm very impressed.

I've used a couple of other sharpeners such as the Lansky system, Warthog multi-angle, Warthog V sharp, and the Worksharp electric thing before, but this is by far my favorite.

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #74 on: May 27, 2021, 02:11:31 pm »
Speaking of sharpening things, I've been waiting for this to hit the shelves, and it finally did:
https://www.worksharptools.com/shop/sharpeners/manual/precision-adjust-knife-sharpener/


It's cheap as chips and can get a blunt knife razor-sharp within minutes. I'm very impressed.

I've used a couple of other sharpeners such as the Lansky system, Warthog multi-angle, Warthog V sharp, and the Worksharp electric thing before, but this is by far my favorite.

Congrats !
I will probably get one in the future but just bought the KME. What I like about the Worksharp is you can go down to 15 degrees, what made me go for the KME was the wide range of stones and lapping films - it just so much more( yes more $'s too)
 
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #75 on: May 27, 2021, 02:14:57 pm »
Speaking of sharpening things, I've been waiting for this to hit the shelves, and it finally did:
https://www.worksharptools.com/shop/sharpeners/manual/precision-adjust-knife-sharpener/


It's cheap as chips and can get a blunt knife razor-sharp within minutes. I'm very impressed.

I've used a couple of other sharpeners such as the Lansky system, Warthog multi-angle, Warthog V sharp, and the Worksharp electric thing before, but this is by far my favorite.

Congrats !
I will probably get one in the future but just bought the KME. What I like about the Worksharp is you can go down to 15 degrees, what made me go for the KME was the wide range of stones and lapping films - it just so much more( yes more $'s too)
Thanks, yep KME would definitely be first prize but at this price, it's just impossible to resist and it didn't disappoint.

It "can" go down to 15deg, but with a regular sized blade it'll catch the clamp.
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #76 on: May 27, 2021, 02:59:16 pm »
Where can one get it and how much is it?
 

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #77 on: May 27, 2021, 03:01:53 pm »
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Offline Kelevra

Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #78 on: May 27, 2021, 03:07:24 pm »
Where can one get it and how much is it?
R1200 from Sharp Edge
https://www.sharpedge.co.za/work-sharp-precision-adjust-knife-sharpener

What is the clamp like? Its the only thing I absolutely hate on the Lansky, as soon as you get some rhythm going the blade pops out of the clamp.
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #79 on: May 27, 2021, 03:23:09 pm »
Where can one get it and how much is it?
R1200 from Sharp Edge
https://www.sharpedge.co.za/work-sharp-precision-adjust-knife-sharpener

What is the clamp like? Its the only thing I absolutely hate on the Lansky, as soon as you get some rhythm going the blade pops out of the clamp.
It's pretty great - rubber lined on the inside so you don't scratch the blade, and then there is one knob to pull it tight.

Also important to mentioned that everything fits together nice & tight, it doesn't feel wobbly at all.
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