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by Peter Nowlan
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Appreciation
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Appreciation

I was on a cruise and they had a fantastic steak house. It was my first experience with a salt menu and the black salt was the best. I’m going to order it off of Amazon. 😊
by Peter Nowlan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Appreciation
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Appreciation

Wow. Thank you. The coolest part about knife sharpening for me is just how much there is to learn. After 40 years I consider my Glass about half full. The thing is, you don’t realize this at first, you don’t know what you don’t know. Also, you can make knives sharper than new in months after learnin...
by Peter Nowlan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Appreciation
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Appreciation

Gees and I though Jeff was a nice guy. Thank you 😊😅

It’s amazing how much we can learn and how important that burr is, forming them and especially removing them. I’m guessing we never truly remove it but who the heck has a Scanning Electron Microscope to prove that. ?

Thanks again
Peter
by Peter Nowlan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: cross contamination between stones
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: cross contamination between stones

Mark remind me to order on of your plates next time I place an order. I know that it’s very good because you sent me an EP sized version well over a year ago and it’s still going very strong.
by Peter Nowlan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: What kinds of knives are hard to sharpen?
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: What kinds of knives are hard to sharpen?

Yes to fillet and serrated. Also, birds beak paring knives are challenging. Shun has a tomato knife that is serrated at the tip and about 2” in, then in the middle it’s a single bevel for 3” and finally the last couple of inches are serrated again. Asymmetrical knives are not difficult once you get ...
by Peter Nowlan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New arrival
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: New arrival

It would be weird not to get excited about them.
by Peter Nowlan
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Slurry and swarf
Replies: 15
Views: 287

Re: Slurry and swarf

Hi Mark. Don’t worry about the schwarf that accumulates on the surface of the stone. As you said it’s metal fragments in suspension in the water mixed in with some grit. It’s fine to leave it there as you sharpen unless it’s a glaze that forms, the black glaze which is common in Shapton Glass Stones...
by Peter Nowlan
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Newbie to sharpening, wondering if I should practice first and then take a class
Replies: 18
Views: 566

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

I’m going to change my mind on this one. Knowing what I know now and dealing with several students, I recommend the class. I’ve had people who have never seen a whetstone as students. They walk away with a solid grasp of the fundamentals and can sharpen a knife. So assuming the instructor is good th...
by Peter Nowlan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Newbie to sharpening, wondering if I should practice first and then take a class
Replies: 18
Views: 566

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

10 years ago I would have advised to take a lesson from the right person first. Now however, with all the information available on YouTube and here you can get the ball rolling very nicely on your own. Then perhaps down the road if you’ve run into some problems or just need confirmation in person to...
by Peter Nowlan
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Burr On and On again
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Burr On and On again

Thanks Ken. I remember learning to sharpen back in the 70’s, before burrs were invented 😊. I seriously didn’t know about burrs then, there was no internet, no computers and certainly no awareness on my part of water stones. That was then. Now I see my life as a Sharpening Odyssey, my knowledge Glass...
by Peter Nowlan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Appreciation
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Appreciation

Wow thank you fellas. I often think I’m the only one who looks at my Blog but I know a few people go there so I try to keep it up by adding material every couple of weeks.
by Peter Nowlan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Burr On Burr Off & Burr On again
Replies: 17
Views: 383

Re: Burr On Burr Off & Burr On again

Jeff you’re absolutely right, it was that logic I was missing. I’d been told not to form subsequent burrs by some so I thought that’s what I was doing. If I didn’t feel for them they weren’t there right 😊 Nothing much has changed for me other than the realization that the metal loss, which was alway...
by Peter Nowlan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Burr On Burr Off & Burr On again
Replies: 17
Views: 383

Re: Burr On Burr Off & Burr On again

Well there you go, you’re always one step ahead of me 👍
by Peter Nowlan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Burr On Burr Off & Burr On again
Replies: 17
Views: 383

Re: Burr On Burr Off & Burr On again

Gladius, the change is in my thought process, I thought that anyone who did this was doing things incorrectly, I was wrong. The physical change is me actually checking to make sure I am forming burrs on the stones that follow the Primary Burr Stone. (PBS) Altadan, yes still 4 levels of pressure. P4 ...
by Peter Nowlan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Burr On and On again
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Burr On and On again

Hey,
FYI I just made a little post about a change in my sharpening technique that I shared on my sub forum below. Riveting stuff. 😊
by Peter Nowlan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Burr On Burr Off & Burr On again
Replies: 17
Views: 383

Burr On Burr Off & Burr On again

Hey folks, Recently I made a big adjustment to my sharpening technique, I took a slightly different path than the one I’ve been following for the last 10 years. It’s more of a change in my mindset than a physical one. I’ve firmly believed that burr Formation should occur on the first stone used and ...
by Peter Nowlan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Question about ideal progression for Blue #2 and Aogami Super
Replies: 12
Views: 687

Re: Question about ideal progression for Blue #2 and Aogami Super

I’m very impressed with the answers , it demonstrates the depth of knowledge that the folks here have. I can’t add much but since I like to talk about sharpening I will. I’m not sure that there is the perfect progression so shift focus a little. Concentrate your efforts on what I consider to be the ...
by Peter Nowlan
Thu May 16, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Naniwa vs Shapton stones.
Replies: 57
Views: 1412

Re: Naniwa vs Shapton stones.

I’m going to add a different perspective here. Folks tend to get hung up on brands of stones. Before I could call myself a decent sharpener I spent months looking at different brands. I asked a hundred people and I wasted a lot of time. In my ignorance I thought having the right brand, Naniwa Choser...
by Peter Nowlan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Restoration (so much info in one video)
Replies: 17
Views: 2646

Re: Restoration (so much info in one video)

Just saw this. Wow that fella has a lot of patience. I wonder what he’s using to wrap the sandpaper around. It’s quite impressive.
by Peter Nowlan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Flattening plate question
Replies: 18
Views: 672

Re: Flattening plate question

I’ve been using a 140 plate for a few years on every stone I have from 120 to 16,000 grit, it’s fine.