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by willc68
Fri May 10, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Master List of Perma Soaking Stones
Replies: 57
Views: 13369

Re: Master List of Perma Soaking Stones

I have been perma soaking the King 300 on and off for about 2 years now with great results. Just recently I got a Naniwa Traditional 6000 from CKTG and that has been soaking for 2 weeks now. It is pretty hard and dense so I probably could keep out and just do a quick soak but so far it works great b...
by willc68
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Nubatama Green Ume 220 brick
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Nubatama Green Ume 220 brick

My 220 Black stone from Ken is one of my best course stones.
It cuts fast and the finish it leaves is much better than some other 220 stones I have tried.

In the future I would like to try some of his even lower grit stones.
by willc68
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shapton full thickness glass stones
Replies: 27
Views: 891

Re: Shapton full thickness glass stones

I think doing a line of thicker SG stones without the glass backing is a great idea.
Especially on the lower grit stones, the SG formula works well for me on the sub 1K stones.
by willc68
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Did you get into sharpening ??
Replies: 25
Views: 938

Re: How Did you get into sharpening ??

My Dad had oilstones in the garage and showed me the fundamentals when I was young but I really got into it when I started working in a cabinet shop in the early 90’s. I needed to keep my chisels and plane blades sharp so I discovered water stones. A King 1000 was my first and from there I was hooke...
by willc68
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cancel my order fee
Replies: 41
Views: 1569

Re: Cancel my order fee

A five dollar cancellation fee is extremely fair.
I usually order maybe 4 or 5 times a year from CKTG and would have no problem with the fee if the circumstance should occur.
by willc68
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: A Cautionary tale
Replies: 27
Views: 2184

Re: A Cautionary tale

I’m glad your surgery went well Ken.
Hope you have a speedy recovery.
by willc68
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Your favorite stone combo
Replies: 19
Views: 2172

Re: Your favorite stone combo

Right now my most used combo would be my Ume speckled 1K ex hard and my 5k Rika. Both have most excellent feel and feedback. The 1K just eats away most steels with ease and the 5k Rika is no slouch in that department either. I do have to watch and keep both of these flattened because they will start...
by willc68
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Silicone carbide for lapping?
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: Silicone carbide for lapping?

I mostly use diamond plates for lapping but I will use silicon carbide grit on some harder stones like translucent Arkansas and certain ceramics. This is done on glass or my steel lapping plates. I'm sure a cheap silicon carbide stone could lap a water stone but I doubt how true it would be. I think...
by willc68
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: CKTG 400/1000 plate
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: CKTG 400/1000 plate

I love my 400/1000 plate and it is reasonably priced.
I've had it almost a year and it has flattened a whole lot of stones plus a bit of reprofiling.

It has held up better than my DMT so far.
Using light pressure is important.
by willc68
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome To Chefknivestogo Forums!
Replies: 139
Views: 61210

Re: Welcome To Chefknivestogo Forums!

I'm new to the forum and have been doing a lot of reading on it and it is a great wealth of information here. I've been into knives and sharpening for about 40 years now but just in the past couple years have discovered the more high end water stones both synthetic and natural. As funds allow I plan...