The Sharpening Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kevo, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. StrawBunyan

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    same question for the lansky.. .order course, medium, fine? Will i be utilizing the ultra fine or extra courae?
     
  2. Drew RedBear

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    I can't speak to the Arkansas stones but for the lansky I would go

    Extra course diamond (to reprofile)
    Course stone
    Medium stone
    Fine stone
    Sapphire (ceramic)

    If money is too tight you can skip the medium stone, just do a few extra sets with the fine.
    The leather strop works good on the lansky as well, but with a strop I'd get one separate.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    The usual Lansky work 20190602_155143.jpg 20190602_155248.jpg
     
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    Before and after on a crappy old Taiwanese hunting knife.

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    I don't know why or how it got a recurve (top pic) 20190910_104633.jpg 20190910_104450.jpg 20190910_104953.jpg but that got taken care of today.. Also with a decent sharpening lol. what do y'all clean your lansky stones with?
     
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    I wasn't sure it that would ruin them but that works for me lol.
     
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    Not sure if it ruins them or not. Its just what i do. :)
     
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    Well then.. Lol. I just washed them and the black didn't come off. Ah well.. They still work
     
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    My dmts the black mostly comes off. There is always some left behind for patina i guess.
     
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    I guess so too lol. I'm not gonna worry about it too much, I was just wondering.
     
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    When I use my bench stones I always use some cheap windex from the dollar store mixed with water. I use it for sharpening and cleaning works great and last forever, as the bottle empties just add more water.
     
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    I've had good luck with a bit of water and a nylon brush. I have a couple Arkansas stones that I've ran through the dishwasher with no ill effect, but I wouldn't recommend it.
     
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    I used dawn and a toothbrush, I figured the dawn would cut through the oil I use.
     
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    WD40 should work fine, but it might dissolve the oil that is impregnated into the stone.
     
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    Man just read all 9 pages. I use the lansky sometimes but mostly free hand on diamond plates. Or norton stones with water and for convex knives I use wet and dry sandpaper from 600
    To 1200 grit. And use ceramic sticks and strops as needed for all. Looking at getting some real Japanese water stones too. But gotta do some more research on brands first.
     
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    That's awesome! I have a couple of cheapo diamond plates in low grit ratings, but I've always wanted to try out a proper atoma plate or nice dmt setup.
     
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    I find the key to sharpening is to maintain them often and that way won’t need to sharpen much :)
     
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    After replacing the seal on the gearbox I sharpened up the bush hog blades before reassembly :p
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    No one said this thread couldn't have something besides knives ;)
     

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