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by Papou
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to detect a burr
Replies: 18
Views: 1113

Re: How to detect a burr

Ditto to both above threads :), also try feel right along the blade make sure even progression..
by Papou
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Nano Hone Flattening Plate 48 hour Special
Replies: 14
Views: 1276

Re: Nano Hone Flattening Plate 48 hour Special

Would have liked to do so but the freight to Down under would be the killer..
by Papou
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Different Strokes
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: Different Strokes

Try use as much length of the stone as possible for even wear and less or at least amount of flattening of the stone , rotate the stone regular also try keep even wear . Mark i think it was you once said try keep the stone at least hip high for more even or level strokes ?? and have done so ever sin...
by Papou
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Paper speaks to me
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Paper speaks to me

Too true Mark and another thing using paper if you slice slowly using all the blade as you go if there is a dull spot it will pick up at that point and you know exactly at what part of the blade you may need to tidy up .
by Papou
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stropping confusion
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Stropping confusion

G'day Dan and hope this helps , as its my thoughts or reason for stropping. Others onboard will step in and give their view and hopefully you can try and go from there :)..There are two times i mostly strop , once after having gone over my stones to attain or finish of with the edge i want ie; to fi...
by Papou
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Slurry and swarf
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: Slurry and swarf

Its the slurry n the swarfe as well as the feedback that lets me know im on track to what i want to acheieve :).
I do rinse away and let another lot form if it gets too much though..
by Papou
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Squeaky sharp??
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Squeaky sharp??

New stone with maybe a protective or other type of film over face of stone . Assume it would dissapear after a couple of sharpening sessions..
by Papou
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Newbie to sharpening, wondering if I should practice first and then take a class
Replies: 19
Views: 1194

Re: Newbie to sharpening, wondering if I should practice first and then take a class

As others have said , spend time onboard here .Listen n watch :) Peter Nowlan has some good vids on (Knife Planet) as well as Ken and heaps of others on Youtube . Practice and gain a passion , wont take long to get the hang of it :)..
by Papou
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Error 404
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Error 404

Error 1016 actually whatever that is ?? and still cant log in via my mobile phone ..
by Papou
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Error 404
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Error 404

Keep getting this message up on my phone or sometimes PC when i want to suss out whats happenning onboard !!??, message comes up something about cloudfare or something or other and cant get into the site ??..
Some changes to the site ive missed out on ??.
by Papou
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Burr On and On again
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Burr On and On again

Onya Pete :), Burr Micro Burr always there or at least most times and that is with most grits till you start getting to very fine grit stones .. There is another method of sharpening where you try stop short of forming a Burr , freehand also but for me getting that Burr and Micro Burr progression hi...
by Papou
Fri May 31, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Suehiro Cerax vs Rika stones.
Replies: 62
Views: 1929

Re: Suehiro Cerax vs Rika stones.

If your initial want was for Shaptons why not stick with them??..
by Papou
Fri May 31, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening Gear Questionaire
Replies: 21
Views: 1059

Re: Sharpening Gear Questionaire

ken123 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 8:10 pm
Do you use strops after creating your initial edge?

Do you prefer harder or softer stones?

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Ken
Plus 1,2,4 &6 of initial post :)..
by Papou
Thu May 30, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New Strop
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: New Strop

If you have deer hide handy. Smooth side does a good job also.
Fav was rootail now its deerhide.
Thin though, not that, thats a problem.
by Papou
Thu May 30, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Suehiro Cerax vs Rika stones.
Replies: 62
Views: 1929

Re: Suehiro Cerax vs Rika stones.

Ooooohhhh Leather lol!!!. You purchase any of those stones yet!!???..
by Papou
Mon May 27, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Suehiro Cerax vs Rika stones.
Replies: 62
Views: 1929

Re: Suehiro Cerax vs Rika stones.

Thanks for the Kohetsu stone recommendations folks. Been on a stone buying binge late (20+ over the past few weeks). These are probably going to be my next 2 stones. Perfect 2 stones setup for most knives and all that I will need for most knives. Certainly a Bug :) lol, Started slowing down in ston...
by Papou
Wed May 22, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Suehiro Cerax vs Rika stones.
Replies: 62
Views: 1929

Re: Suehiro Cerax vs Rika stones.

Row Row Row your Boat Merrylly Down the stream lol . Good one Buddy n shoulda seen it comming :).. Wish you all the best in your quest ...
by Papou
Tue May 21, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Suehiro Cerax vs Rika stones.
Replies: 62
Views: 1929

Re: Suehiro Cerax vs Rika stones.

You are lucky you live in a Country where you can access Stones at a reasonable price :) , not like here where they take the weight out of your piggybank :).. Buy some and start enjoying the journey , otherwise you shall miss the Boat..
by Papou
Tue May 21, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Suehiro Cerax vs Rika stones.
Replies: 62
Views: 1929

Re: Suehiro Cerax vs Rika stones.

https://www.suehiro-toishi.com/en/ Uploaded this post before but dissapeared to dataheaven im thinking lol.. Mate have a squizz at the Suehiro Corps list of stones and you will see they make variouse stones from the Cerax to Debados to Rika etc for variouse uses over time or from feedback of users w...
by Papou
Mon May 20, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Naniwa vs Shapton stones.
Replies: 57
Views: 1747

Re: Naniwa vs Shapton stones.

Starting to get a bit like the Fargo series on Netflix lol , Mate the only way you are going to satisfy your query is to go out and buy some stones that have been mostly recomended and 'Start " your journey.
That dont work ?? then like us again " hand in pocket and buy more :)"..
You'll get there :)..