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#1 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

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Posted August 22, 2015 - 10:08 AM

  Was gifted w/ a "Work Sharp" and I'm really pleased w/ the edge it put on all our kitchen knives. They will cut paper like a straight razor and doesn't seem to remove a lot of metal .

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Posted August 22, 2015 - 11:08 AM

There are a lot of good sharpeners out there and there are some that are junk.  I still prefer the wet stone method.  Done it that way for so many years I won't change.  Even when sharpening knives for my sideline shop I use the wet stone method.  Don't get many calls for kitchen type knives though.  Mostly hand saws and carbide circle blades.  And boy do I hate them $19 Menard's special blades along with several other throw away blades.  Usually won't mess with them.  Teeth are not spaced even and not all the same height.  Then they want me to "fix" their cheep blade for the same price as sharpening a good one.


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Posted August 22, 2015 - 12:29 PM

I have an old Arkansas stone that I really like, but it's starting to get dished. Not bad, but you can tell with a straight edge. Any idea how I can dress it?


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Posted August 22, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Glad you found a Sharpener that is working for you.
I have tried several systems and whet stones, including a very expensive Japanese water stone.
I have settled on the Scary Sharp system using assorted grits of silicon carbide sandpaper and home made strop sticks with polishing compound. I find using the strop sticks often I rarely need abrasive sharpening.

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Posted August 22, 2015 - 01:00 PM

I have an old Arkansas stone that I really like, but it's starting to get dished. Not bad, but you can tell with a straight edge. Any idea how I can dress it?


I would not be concerned with a little cupping on a stone. As long as it is working.
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Posted August 22, 2015 - 05:50 PM

Once in awhile I use the same stone for plane blades and chisels. I'm afraid it will not give me the edge I want.



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Posted August 22, 2015 - 07:02 PM

check this out on youtube to flatten a stone

 


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Posted August 22, 2015 - 09:49 PM

check this out on youtube to flatten a stone
 
https://www.youtube....h?v=1wgDihqo7E0


That beats any idea I could think of.
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Posted August 23, 2015 - 04:55 AM

nice vid!



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Posted August 23, 2015 - 05:14 AM

I wouldn't have thought the tile would have been hard enough to wear the stone that fast . Another thing to get next time I'm at HD.

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Posted August 23, 2015 - 06:30 AM

!!! Is an Arkansas stone going to wear that fast?



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Posted August 23, 2015 - 12:17 PM

!!! Is an Arkansas stone going to wear that fast?

I honestly do not know how long it would take till I tried it.
I do have some tile in the attic of the garage at my old place and will try it on a pocket stone in a week or so. the guy who owned my place in Colfax was a tile setter and left 5 boxes of tile in the attic.
I do recall after seeing that, having a ceramic stone that was part of WWIi German military kit.
And do not know why I never thought of ceramic tile for flattening a stone?

Edited by JD DANNELS, August 23, 2015 - 12:20 PM.

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Posted August 23, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Let me know if it works for you and I'll go get a tile.






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