I'm still bad with sharpening...but why?

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Re: I'm still bad with sharpening...but why?

Post by cudgee » Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:52 am

Mumbleypeg wrote:
Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:05 am
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Ken, just a question. Are the surfaces of your Grandfathers strop smooth or are they the the rougher untreated surfaces, or one of each. ???
Smooth on both sides. They are identical.

Ken
Thanks mate, much appreciated, going to make mine on your grandfathers design over the next few days. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::handshake::

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Re: I'm still bad with sharpening...but why?

Post by cudgee » Sun Jul 03, 2022 11:03 pm

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Okay folks, since you asked here are some pictures of the leather “strop” piece made from an old conveyor belt. I took a picture of the edge also, hope you can see how it is laminated from multiple thin pieces of leather. It’s about 3/8ths of an inch thick total. I don’t use any compound with it, but it does have some kind of natural “oil” that comes to the surface with use. It doesn’t puddle there but you can see moisture on the surface as you’re stropping. Maybe from years of use either in the mine (I suspect they used some kind of treatment to keep it limber) or from sharpening. ::shrug:: I’ve had it since my grandfather’s passing, in 1968. The Case 6318 is for size perspective.

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Also included a picture of some other miscellaneous sharpening pieces that live in the same bag with the leather piece. The black one is stamped “Buck” on the chromed metal pocket clip, the knurled piece can be turned/loosened to allow the rod to be extended or retracted into the handle. The other smaller one is some kind of hardened steel with a striated surface. Sort of a small version of a chef’s steel.

Ken
Thought you may be interested in this. Finished it last night and have had it clamped between wood to make sure it is completely flat. Have a large Case stockman and a 31/2 inch boys knife to give some size perspective, a bit longer than your grandfathers, but about the same width, and is 3/8 of an inch thick, but only 2 pieces glued together. Just working out what leather treatment apply before i start using it. Have a good Independence Day whatever you have planned. ::handshake::
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Re: I'm still bad with sharpening...but why?

Post by Mumbleypeg » Mon Jul 04, 2022 4:19 am

Looks like a good job cudgee, hope it works well for you. ::tu::

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Re: I'm still bad with sharpening...but why?

Post by cudgee » Tue Jul 12, 2022 4:54 am

Dan In MI wrote:
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I don't know how much they cost over there or the availability of spare rods...
$20 at Knife Center. Spare rods can be found, I believe without much difficulty. I'll shoot you a message when mine arrives.
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I also have ceramic stones and rods (Case Moonstone for example), and diamond plate “stones”. They don’t need oil. And a couple of thick pieces of leather, which I seldom use although they work great if you want a shaving edge. One of them belonged to my grandfather and is a piece from an old leather conveyor belt - it’s probably at least 100 years old.
Ditto what Cudgee said: I'd love to see that strop! And you are, of course, correct about the coarser stone being more absorbent.

I'll keep at it. Thanks again for the help, y'all!
How has the Lansky been, has it been any help to you getting an edge. Was doing some packing and sorting out what i would need and not pack away. Keeping my Turnbox sharpeners out, and thought of you and reminded me to see how you're going with your sharpener. ::tu::

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Re: I'm still bad with sharpening...but why?

Post by Dan In MI » Tue Jul 12, 2022 5:02 am

cudgee wrote:
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Keeping my Turnbox sharpeners out, and thought of you and reminded me to see how you're going with your sharpener.
Thanks for touching base! I have gotten a little practice in here and there. Lately my test subject has been a 77OT with an altered master blade. I'm pretty sure Lansky has sone rods available that are more coarse than those supplied with the Turnbox, and those might help. The 77OT hasn't improved as rapidly as I'd like, but the improvement is there.

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Re: I'm still bad with sharpening...but why?

Post by cudgee » Tue Jul 12, 2022 5:08 am

Dan In MI wrote:
Tue Jul 12, 2022 5:02 am
cudgee wrote:
Tue Jul 12, 2022 4:54 am
Keeping my Turnbox sharpeners out, and thought of you and reminded me to see how you're going with your sharpener.
Thanks for touching base! I have gotten a little practice in here and there. Lately my test subject has been a 77OT with an altered master blade. I'm pretty sure Lansky has sone rods available that are more coarse than those supplied with the Turnbox, and those might help. The 77OT hasn't improved as rapidly as I'd like, but the improvement is there.

I hope your move is going okay. Moving is always a chore!
Get yourself a set of their diamond rods, they are good for some reprofile jobs, but great for bringing a dull bevel back to sharp, then finish on the 2 ceramic rods. The diamond rods sound exactly like what you need, then you will always have them. The only trick is light pressure, too much pressure will ruin the cutting power and they will wear out too quickly, but they do work and are worth having. There are some other things i can help you with, but worry about that later. ::handshake::

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Re: I'm still bad with sharpening...but why?

Post by Dan In MI » Tue Jul 12, 2022 5:36 am

I'll get the diamond rods ASAP!
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Re: I'm still bad with sharpening...but why?

Post by cudgee » Tue Jul 12, 2022 6:38 am

Dan In MI wrote:
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I'll get the diamond rods ASAP!
Let me know when you get them, there is a little trick you can use. ::nod:: ::nod:: ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: I'm still bad with sharpening...but why?

Post by 1967redrider » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:24 pm

Has anyone tried this?-

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Re: I'm still bad with sharpening...but why?

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Sun Aug 28, 2022 5:34 pm

My nominee for the "Worst Sharpening Job Ever" is on this Camillus 883 that I recently picked up for $3. 60 grit bench grinder job?
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