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by Peter Nowlan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Deburring
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Deburring

Thank you both so much for watching and Drewski your questions are just what I was hoping for. I’ll do my best to form a clear reply: Please keep in mind that everything that I do is driven towards my goal of finishing the sharpening process with as clean an edge as possible. So no detectable burr. ...
by Peter Nowlan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Video
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Video

I added a video on how I deburr and the difference between a burr and a wire edge.
by Peter Nowlan
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Deburring
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Deburring




I had a lot of questions on how I deburr so I made a video and threw in some talk about the burr and the wire edge and the difference between them. All just my thoughts of course and I’m always open to constructive criticism.
by Peter Nowlan
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Sharpening video
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Sharpening video

Lol Jeff. Didn’t you see the apron in the background. ? Gladius, the real change was really just a change in my mindset. I used to only form a burr on the first stone. I felt that subsequent burrs meant wasting steel. However, after a long chat with Jon Broida I changed the way I think. I now form a...
by Peter Nowlan
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Video
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Video

FYI I put a new video over in my sub section

It’s the best sharpening video ever made.

(Those who know me will understand that statement and hopefully get a chuckle )

Peter
by Peter Nowlan
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Sharpening video
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Sharpening video

9x3bpzxqK1Q I get tons of questions about sharpening from nice folks from all over. The most recent from a poor fella in Ireland working at a butchery. I’ve adjusted my process very slightly so I figure I should update my videos. I did it in one take , far from perfect. I don’t have the same produc...
by Peter Nowlan
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bevel width inconsistency
Replies: 22
Views: 2060

Re: Bevel width inconsistency

Goes to show you that there are many working techniques, find one and own it. I went through four different ones including the one Curtis used in a different video. I hated counting strokes.

Thanks all, this developed into an interesting topic.
by Peter Nowlan
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bevel width inconsistency
Replies: 22
Views: 2060

Re: Bevel width inconsistency

It’s amazing what I’ve learned over the years just in this forum. Someone posts a topic and others reply and in doing so provide little tidbits of information, little gems that make us, me anyway a better sharpener. Grant, I just did a post on IG about what keeps sharpeners motivate, what drives us....
by Peter Nowlan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bevel width inconsistency
Replies: 22
Views: 2060

Re: Bevel width inconsistency

It has for me Jeff, added versatility. It’s made sharpening particular knives easier, especially really long blades. It’s also improved the aesthetics on knives with wide bevels and especially folders.

If I can do it you certainly can.
by Peter Nowlan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bevel width inconsistency
Replies: 22
Views: 2060

Re: Bevel width inconsistency

For me it really was just practice. It took me about 3 months for the awkward feeling to dissipate but it will. What I did was just take one knife out of a batch that I was working on and use my left hand, and right hand on that one. Before that I practiced on my own knife and to my surprise it wasn...
by Peter Nowlan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bevel width inconsistency
Replies: 22
Views: 2060

Bevel width inconsistency

Hi, I thought that I would share something, a problem I had and how I fixed it. I think it’s a common issue actually and I’m not 100% sure why it happens. Perhaps someone will chime in with the answer. Occasionally, this is a while back, I noticed that the bevel on the right side was slightly wider ...
by Peter Nowlan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 2652

Re: Technique advice?

Nice write up Ken. Bravo Zulu.
(That’s quite the belt sander you have )

I’m often asked how to control a sharpening angle. I don’t know if any tricks other than just practicing into those sharpening muscles remember the motion.
by Peter Nowlan
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 2652

Re: Technique advice?

Captaincaed it was Jon who reinforced the idea of cleaning the edge and I’ve been focused on that for years now. It takes time to hone a technique, to own it. There are many out there and they all work once you get it nailed down. Enjoy the process, it’s a living skill, you can always learn which is...
by Peter Nowlan
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 2652

Re: Technique advice?

I don’t agree, it’s not about the stones being used and what it means to be a synthetic/natural. Knowing that isn’t going to make him or me a better sharpener. His question is about his technique. Having said that, you Ken know a heck of a lot more about water stones than most. Morihei Hishiboshi, a...
by Peter Nowlan
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 2652

Re: Technique advice?

Hey Bob (😊) As jmcnelly said above, you’re doing fine. I can only dream of having the ability you do now when I first started. Since you asked though, here are some of my tips. First of all, watching Jon Broida, I don’t know if you could have picked a better teacher so you’re off to a very good star...
by Peter Nowlan
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Restoration Project
Replies: 16
Views: 10916

Re: Restoration Project

Ken,
I just saw this. As for the rounded heel, I just leave them as is. If the heels of knives are to sharpen I’ll soften them up a little.
This one was a long time ago and it’s far from perfect. I think I stopped at 2,500 grit.
by Peter Nowlan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 6k, I just can't get it
Replies: 16
Views: 1362

Re: 6k, I just can't get it

Here is what I would do. Assuming you’ve done your work correctly on the previous stones and that the edge on the 4K is meeting your standards. Not relying on the 6k to get it sharp. Now paint the edge/bevels with a sharpie and use the 6k. Sharpen until you can detect a tiny burr, it won’t be easy t...
by Peter Nowlan
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Best angle cube?
Replies: 40
Views: 5400

Re: Best angle cube?

I had an angle cube because I thought it was necessary. I haven’t used it in 5 years. I’m pretty sure my dad and his dad never had an angle cube when they sharpened their knives and chisels. I can’t see the master sharpeners in Japan pulling out an angle cube. You just need to focus and rely on musc...
by Peter Nowlan
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Narrowing down sharpening angle
Replies: 21
Views: 5425

Re: Narrowing down sharpening angle

I like watching Vincent sharpen. In fact I really enjoy watch anyone sharpen using water stones, except for a few people on YouTube but you can still learn from them.
by Peter Nowlan
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Repair Work
Replies: 40
Views: 7772

Re: Repair Work

Awesome job Mark. I’ve always wanted to try one of those hoyo wheels, it must speed things up. You should see the Shun I got yesterday to repair, I think it’s the worst I’ve ever seen. I learned something about what the dishwasher does to knives. I thought it was from the movement and heat but there...