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Offline RICH

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KNIFE SHARPENER
« on: July 16, 2013, 09:03:43 PM »
Here is the knife sharpener I just finished. Works fantastic. I realy wanted something that is rigid,
could do just about any knife or whatever, totaly adjustable, had good feel when stoning, was easy
 to use and set, can be set and reset accurately,and had a good  hold down system. Also didn't want to spend much money. Only cost was the $15 for the digital caliper ( modified to a sliding scale) and two diamond stones.

Pic 1S is the sharpener. Everthing is machined perpendicular or parrallel as required for accurate adjustment.

Pic 2S shows the rotating bearing, sliding / rotating rod , stroke stops, and digital setting scale.

Pic 3S shows the adjustable holder for different length stones or laps and one of the holdowns that are used.

Pic 4S shows a 40x magnification of the beveled edge put on my Pro S Heinkle 10" carving knife. Yes, you can shave with it!

This was just one of those projects that I enjoyed doing since it was a usable household item.
Nothing beats a simple tool that does it's job extremely well.

RICH

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Re: KNIFE SHARPENER
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 09:39:42 PM »
Good job Wizard Rich! What kind of turn around do you have for sharpening? I'll go box up all my dull blades now.  ;D

I too love a simple effective tool. I think its a bit of a art to able to put a really nice edge on a blade.  Like drawing...... not a skill I ever mastered.  Thank goodness for wizards and/or the tools made by them.

Brett
;D If you could see the things I have in my head, you would be laughing too. ;D

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Re: KNIFE SHARPENER
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 10:40:30 PM »
Brett,
Turn around time is terrible!
Not to much practice so far. Need to splurge and buy a medium and course diamond stone.
All of our knifes needed to start the edge from scratch. Bought two nice Hinkle knifes at the flea market
for $6 (beats $100 or so new). I think the wife uses them for screw drivers and pry bars.

If i only need to touch up an edge, then maybe 10 minutes, but from scratch 30 to 40 minutes.
I could never put a good edge on my Sakia made for Gerber folding hunting knife. Spent an hour on it doing a double
edge with the final edge lapped using 4000 grit paper and then that paper charged with polishing compound.
Talk about one sharp knife .........but..........never was able to do maintain a constant / repeatable rake angle
before and polish out the cutting edge.

BTW, You'll need to get in line as everyone wants their knifes sharpened now. I have no intent on making this
into work. Sharpening a knife should be like drinking a fine Scotch nea. Just slowly, with pleasure.......brain dead
therapy.

RICH

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Re: KNIFE SHARPENER
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 10:45:34 PM »
 ;D  Every thing is slow for me now.....

Brett
;D If you could see the things I have in my head, you would be laughing too. ;D

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Re: KNIFE SHARPENER
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 05:17:32 AM »
Nifty, Rich!

 Nothing better than making more work for yourself. I'm a bit like you, I'm afraid, as I'm always trying to make life/work easier which eventually just makes it able to get more work done, which in turn, makes you think of ideas to make things easier which will get more work done...yadda yadda yadda......it's a vicious cycle  :D

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Re: KNIFE SHARPENER
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 10:04:15 PM »
Bought a broken Henckle Pro deboning knife for 50 cents at the flea market.
Reshaped and straightened the knife into a 3" paring knife, made new handles from some nice
Cocobolo wood I had laying around for years. Hand polished the blade and handles and here is the end result.

Been a long time since I made a knife and forgot the effort required.
2 degree blade bevel with a 13 degree relief and additional relief for the cutting edge at 17 degrees.
Yes you can shave with it or cut toilet paper..............I prefer making tomato roses!  :D

RICH
Re: KNIFE SHARPENER
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2013, 07:28:08 AM »
Rich that is very Purrrrdy. Now should/will you let your wife use it? Always amazed of all the dull knives in a women's Kitchen.

Toilet paper, bathrooms and knives, don't sound like Id be interested in seeing the tests.
Or Is this for Man-Scapeing?  ::)
« Last Edit: August 22, 2013, 07:32:38 AM by Ya-Nvr-No »

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Re: KNIFE SHARPENER
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2013, 05:32:05 PM »
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Now should/will you let your wife use it?


No........since I will probably give it to someone as a gift along with maybe a matching 8" chef's.
The wife has plenty of choices in the knife rack and they are all razor sharp.

BTW, you hold a piece of toilet paper and see if the weight of the knife when drawn back will slice it cleanly.

RICH

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Re: KNIFE SHARPENER
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2013, 08:12:36 AM »
Grandpop was a blacksmith in his young years. Shown is one of his anvils (has that nice ring when stuck) that I was lucky to get
and the knife on it was made by him from a file.
I had the knife laying around for years and remember using it as a kid to chop shrubs or whatever down.
One of those junk box items you just don't want to get rid of.
The knife is carbon steel, the original cherry wood handles were attached with brass rods, the tip was broken, the blade rusted / pitted badly.

So I cleaned it up ( labor of love .....real PITA) and replaced the handles with Bubinga wood I had for years.
Sharpens to a razor edge, 12 1/2" blade.

Like Crocodile Dundy said to the attacker....."now this is a knife" !

RICH
 

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Re: KNIFE SHARPENER
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2013, 08:22:00 AM »
Good Job Rich, it looks great! A very cool Knife and an even cooler story.  :)

Brett
;D If you could see the things I have in my head, you would be laughing too. ;D

My guard dog is not what you need to worry about!