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Old 11-27-2017, 04:42 AM
dtec1 dtec1 is offline
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I agree exactly with what jim said if it did good with the carboard and jim is also right if it took a while to sharpen it back up it should be fairly hard...I would still look into getting a brass rod around 3/16 or somewhere around there and running the test again...I have always been able to get deflection no matter if it was to soft to hard or just right...just run the test in the futre when you have a smaller rod...
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:34 AM
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Thanks Jim, Dave.

It took a bit longer than 20 minutes to sharpen it the first time! Fortunately one thing my old mentor taught me was patience when sharpening a knife! That, and good quality hones . . .

The bar stock I made the blades from started out at 0.156 inches thick, and I only remove enough material to make it flat, smooth and parallel using my 4x36 belt sander, so yes they are fairly thick. I then adjust the primary bevel angle to fit the width of the blade leaving a strong spine on them.

Thanks again everyone, I greatly appreciate all your help with this, I learned quite a lot!

Now I can continue on with the two knives for my brother-in-laws.
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