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by Radar53
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Improved drill stop collar for Edge Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Improved drill stop collar for Edge Pro

Hi louis, as I said I'm not sure of their availability, but Mark might be able to put you in touch with MadRookie. His mod also fixes another bevel-angle problem, being that with the old system the block that holds the stone arm is offset from the vertical rod, and when the arm rotates from side to ...
by Radar53
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Improved drill stop collar for Edge Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Improved drill stop collar for Edge Pro

Hi there louisfun and welcome to the forum. Very very cool my friend & I applaud the 3D printing side of things. Having said that there are other areas on EP's that create a larger angle variance that are worth looking at if you want to join the OCD club :lol: :lol: Most of these problems are sorted...
by Radar53
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Newcomer to stropping, advice please?
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Newcomer to stropping, advice please?

Hi There Rusian & welcome to the forum. I strop on 4mm bovine (rough & smooth) and kangaroo (again rough & smooth) all without any compounds. If the edge needs more than a strop then I go back to whichever fine stone with a few trailing stokes to bring back the edge. When that no longer works then I...
by Radar53
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sales tax is coming to a state near you.
Replies: 28
Views: 553

Re: Sales tax is coming to a state near you.

Hi There Mark. Yeah like you, for my business, I hate acting as the tax agent for our government. Can you confirm my hope that this "sales tax" would not apply to international customers?????? Thanks Grant I've never checked, but I assume customs includes regional and not just federal taxes; if it ...
by Radar53
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sales tax is coming to a state near you.
Replies: 28
Views: 553

Re: Sales tax is coming to a state near you.

Hi There Mark. Yeah like you, for my business, I hate acting as the tax agent for our government. Can you confirm my hope that this "sales tax" would not apply to international customers??????

Thanks Grant
by Radar53
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening Aogami Super
Replies: 29
Views: 644

Re: Sharpening Aogami Super

Hold on a minute, I'm off to get a beer and some popcorn :mrgreen:
by Radar53
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: What micron size particles are on the CKTG 1000 plate?
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: What micron size particles are on the CKTG 1000 plate?

The EP 120 and some of their other coarse stones aren't up to much when it comes to the heavy lifting. Having said that some of their finer stones, 1000, 1200 & upwards, are really good once something else has done the hard work. So your 140 & 400 diamond stones are definitely helping out there. The...
by Radar53
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Here's what I have. Where do I start?
Replies: 25
Views: 488

Re: Here's what I have. Where do I start?

@ Jeff B ~ thanks for the feedback. Basically I'm a lazy bugger, so I'm always looking for the easiest way to do something :twisted:
by Radar53
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening Hell
Replies: 34
Views: 557

Re: Sharpening Hell

^^^^^ +1 I use a Nubatama 150 and find that pretty good.

Thankfully I've never had to repair chips in ZDP189 or HAP40, but I think that I would be breaking out the diamonds :cry:
by Radar53
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Here's what I have. Where do I start?
Replies: 25
Views: 488

Re: Here's what I have. Where do I start?

Welcome to the forum. Just a couple of extra things that come to mind. It looks like you are new to sharpening and if this is the case I would suggest spending $10 on a beater knife. Try op shops, second hand shops, close outs on the CKtG main site etc. That means that you can play, experiment & lea...
by Radar53
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Using Arkansas stones on Japanese blades.
Replies: 25
Views: 291

Re: Using Arkansas stones on Japanese blades.

Sorry Bob, I know very little about Arkansas stones, so I have no idea what grits they would equate to on the Japanese scale. I will need other's more familiar than I am to guide you on that one.
by Radar53
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Using Arkansas stones on Japanese blades.
Replies: 25
Views: 291

Re: Using Arkansas stones on Japanese blades.

Hi Bob, you could certainly do that. There are a number of sharpeners here that like a reasonable grit jump and I do this sometimes. Once again there is no one right answer. Generally though, I prefer tighter grit combinations say a doubling of grit size eg 500, 1k, 2k, 4k etc, but that's just me. S...
by Radar53
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Using Arkansas stones on Japanese blades.
Replies: 25
Views: 291

Re: Using Arkansas stones on Japanese blades.

Hi There Bob and welcome to the forum. You will always get a variety of options & advice here haha. If I was in your shoes I would consider one of the combination stones depending on what shape your current knives are in. If your knives are in some sort of reasonable shape I would go for the Cerax 1...
by Radar53
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sink bridges
Replies: 18
Views: 368

Re: Sink bridges

+1 to Jeff. I made my own very basic bridge, from some hardwood leftovers, much as described above. Started out using a stone holder, but now just double over a paper towel & bin it when I'm finished. Steady as easier clean-up.

HTH
by Radar53
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Beginner Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Beginner Advice

+1 to snipes from another long term EP user who has added freehand to the mix. Here's my take. If you're interested in the outcome (ie really sharp edges consistently in a short timeframe) then the EP is the way to go or if you're interested in & love the sharpening process (zen) then go freehand. L...
by Radar53
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Japanese knife
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: First Japanese knife

Hey kakapo, great to have another Kiwi on the forum. Another local supplier is Artisan Knives <https://www.artisanknives.co.nz/> owned by a guy called Tom Belien. Ex chef, knows what he's talking about and trained in Japan under Takayuki Shibata, <https://www.chefknivestogo.com/shibataknives.html> t...
by Radar53
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)
Replies: 46
Views: 1201

Re: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

These guys that can sharpen with their opposite hand are just plain weird. :lol: Hey Old Onion, I'll take that as a compliment :lol: Like sharpening, it's largely about muscle memory, which means practice, practice, practice! If you want a laugh, try brushing your teeth tonight with your other hand...
by Radar53
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)
Replies: 46
Views: 1201

Re: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

Hey Mark, thanks for posting these videos. When I added freehand sharpening to my EdgePro sharpening I wanted to do it ambidextrously, as per your video. With the EP I spent a long time training myself to use it ambidextrously ie checking out in detail how & what I did naturally, being right-handed,...
by Radar53
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Sticky Edge Pro Angle Arm
Replies: 22
Views: 382

Re: Sticky Edge Pro Angle Arm

Hi Jameel ~ I will try to address your concerns 1) "Do you take the end of the stone arm off when you clean? Is that what you used bolt cutters for? What did you replace the end of the arm with? It looked like you had a different end on yours in that photo you linked." The different end, to which yo...
by Radar53
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Sticky Edge Pro Angle Arm
Replies: 22
Views: 382

Re: Sticky Edge Pro Angle Arm

Joe wrote " I try to keep all stone and metal contact on the table, mostly to reduce angle discrepancies. Recently sharpened a few long knives for a friend, like machetes and a stonkin" Gaucho knife. That's a lot of repositiong, "sectioning" and overlapping!" Hi Joe, yes I hear you, even with a 240 ...