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    Sharpening - 1st try

    Well it was time to try out my new stones. A guy from work gave me an old rusty Mac to practice on. I decided to do long strokes as sectioning didn't feel right.

    Choseras cut fast - a little scary when sharpening for the first time. I took some of the advise from my previous thread and combined it with all the techniques I have seen on vids ... this is the result of my first "serious" sharpeningsession
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    Looks way better than my first try, lol. Does it cut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    Looks way better than my first try, lol. Does it cut?
    Don't have any hair left on my forearm, so yes The most important thing was not to make scratches above the edge - that I managed with success. Now I just have to do 15 more knifes in the nearest future - just to get the hang of it!

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    Excellent! Just make sure you get rid of the burr/wire edge. And don't worry about one forearm getting hairier than the other. Mine grew back normally, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    Excellent! Just make sure you get rid of the burr/wire edge. And don't worry about one forearm getting hairier than the other. Mine grew back normally, haha.
    I used the handle on my wifes wooden spoon for de-burring ... she didn't like it at all so I got to find something else to use lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peco View Post
    I used the handle on my wifes wooden spoon for de-burring ... she didn't like it at all so I got to find something else to use lol
    lol guilty.


    Hey use a rubber eraser, or a cork. Cheap, readily available, and works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    Looks way better than my first try, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peco View Post
    I used the handle on my wifes wooden spoon for de-burring ... she didn't like it at all so I got to find something else to use lol
    Just use the edge of the dining room table, it will make her forget all about her spoon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peco View Post
    I used the handle on my wifes wooden spoon for de-burring ... she didn't like it at all so I got to find something else to use lol
    wine cork works well for me

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    Nice job you'll be sharpening like a pro in no time. Keep practicing, reading and watching videos.

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