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by ken123
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Optimum Sharpening Set Up
Replies: 23
Views: 421

Re: Optimum Sharpening Set Up

Well if you're just looking, consider some higher grit stones to add to your collection :)

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Ken
by ken123
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Optimum Sharpening Set Up
Replies: 23
Views: 421

Re: Optimum Sharpening Set Up

Part of 'Mastering the 1k' is appreciating the differences between 1k stones - soft ones, muddy ones, different grits and formulations. A 1200 bamboo and a 1k extra hard speckled Nubatama ume are different creatures. Each of the 1k stones out there have unique characteristics worth understanding. --...
by ken123
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: If i got atoma 400, should i get another stone?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: If i got atoma 400, should i get another stone?

I agree with both posts. The diamond plates leave a harsher edge best smoothed out with a softer stone like the 220 green, 320 or softer 400 bamboo stones, which will follow a curved surface for thinning more easily. The diamond particles dont move so they gouge more deeply.

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Ken
by ken123
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Optimum Sharpening Set Up
Replies: 23
Views: 421

Re: Optimum Sharpening Set Up

Could be. I have a 150 but it is a Nubatama bamboo.

Nubatama Platinums come in 220 320 600 1k (regular and hard) 1500 2k 3k and 6k grits.

Other Nubatamas include 24, 60, a new 46 grit stone, 120 180 220(x3) etc etc to 15k.

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Ken
by ken123
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Optimum Sharpening Set Up
Replies: 23
Views: 421

Re: Optimum Sharpening Set Up

Arthur it seems you already have a great set. While I use the platinums for most everything I would really recommend more practice with what you already have. Stones for stainless and other steels have different needs. Wish I could be more helpful.

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Ken
by ken123
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heat Treatment
Replies: 36
Views: 613

Re: Heat Treatment

I like Carter's post on this topic.

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Ken
by ken123
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oops I bent my knife
Replies: 18
Views: 555

Re: Oops I bent my knife

...but that would be perfect for flipping tortillas :)

Top notch customer support.

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Ken
by ken123
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening Books
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Sharpening Books

Well, not too shockingly, I would recommend focusing on practice, practice, practice as a more useful approach than trying to learn sharpening from a book. Not that books are useless, but EXPECT, much like learning from the net, to get both useful and misleading or shallow levels of information from...
by ken123
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 2652

Re: Technique advice?

I've really learned a lot from this discussion so thank you all for your great questions and contributions. I've never "really" understood the need to lift your elbow to sharpen the tip until watching Ken's video. It explains not just my tip struggles but also my struggle with sharpening German kni...
by ken123
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Recommend small plate for slurry only
Replies: 10
Views: 1545

Re: Recommend small plate for slurry only

I've used that plate. I don't think it leaves anywhere near an 8k finish and often it leaves black streaks and coarse scratches, presumably from the nickel core used to embed the diamonds. Some folks have gotten lucky using it. Give it a try :) Again for reasons already mentioned, you are much bette...
by ken123
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Leather Sheath for Rods (as a strop)
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Leather Sheath for Rods (as a strop)

Wrap the sheath in a ziploc to prevent / restrict cross contamination. I suggested the specific grits because they would optimally follow a ceramic rod. The emulsions 'stick' to leather ideally - more than pastes or sprays. Pastes have a habit of attracting stray airborne particles from the air that...
by ken123
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been a while.
Replies: 18
Views: 840

Re: Been a while.

Still kicking!
Welcome back!!

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Ken
by ken123
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Leather Sheath for Rods (as a strop)
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Leather Sheath for Rods (as a strop)

Consider either the 4 micron (4k)or 2 micron (8k) CBN emulsion for this application.

The emulsion will 'stick' better to the strop than a spray.

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Ken
by ken123
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 2652

Re: Technique advice?

Well Captain, I watched it all AND kept notes so here goes. Thanks for your understanding and patience reviewing my notes! And Thanks for the labor of doing the video! So this was an excellent video. And the audio was also superb! Regarding feedback, I actually think feedback was good, ESPECIALLY if...
by ken123
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bevel width inconsistency
Replies: 22
Views: 2060

Re: Bevel width inconsistency

I think many of his strokes run parallel to the edge rather than edge leading or following. In my hands this removes any burr buildup. He tends to not build up burr this way. His stroke counting also eliminates burr too.
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Ken
by ken123
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bevel width inconsistency
Replies: 22
Views: 2060

Re: Bevel width inconsistency

I've gotten away from stroke counting too. It assumes that all is already balanced, which is seldom the case.

This is a good thread! I truly enjoy the input of fellow thinkers :)

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Ken
by ken123
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bevel width inconsistency
Replies: 22
Views: 2060

Re: Bevel width inconsistency

Watch this guy. Curtis and I did several long sharpening sessions together. He is just a naturally gifted sharpener. Note several things. No burr detection or specific removal efforts applied. Sweeping lateral strokes. Stone placement. Emphasis on lack of pressure, something we have long since been ...
by ken123
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bevel width inconsistency
Replies: 22
Views: 2060

Re: Bevel width inconsistency

Is motivation intrinsic or extrinsic? Or asked yet another way does our goal of seeking intermittent rewards fully describe our behavior as coming from something within us? Or can our seeking of rewards simply be either all intrinsic or extrinsic or perhaps a blend of both? Can slicing up veggies be...
by ken123
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bevel width inconsistency
Replies: 22
Views: 2060

Re: Bevel width inconsistency

Peter here's a tidbit regarding what motivates us. It comes from the work of a behavioural psychologist, B F Skinner. He had 3 groups of rats each in their own cage. Each cage had a lever. In one group, each time they pressed the lever, they got a food pellet. In another group, pressing the lever di...
by ken123
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bevel width inconsistency
Replies: 22
Views: 2060

Re: Bevel width inconsistency

I would encourage people to look over Captaincaed's videos - looking at the differences in left vs right sharpening - especially the differences in angle control of left vs right. It is an excellent video to observe this.

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Ken