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Knife Sharpening / Re: SVM-45 knife jig accident
Yesterday at 11:25:28 PM
Quote from: Dav81 on Yesterday at 09:37:23 PM...
I was using the silicon blackstone, as I was grinding HSS planer blades before. Switched to the knife jig and worked for a few minutes, setting angles and getting a feel of the edge. I was almost done, and had set the stone to fine grit to give it a quick polish, when I guess the leading edge of the knife suddenly caught on the stone, yanking the knife and jig right out of my hands, sending the whole thing under the support bar towards me.
Could part of the reason be the silicon blackstone is more aggressive, making it more prone to catch the edge like this?

I don't think it's more aggressive since you had graded it to fine.  One thought is that it caught on the the edge of the wheel.  You might consider adding a slight radius to the edge, as seen here...
Knife Sharpening / Re: New angle jig KS-123
June 22, 2024, 11:26:51 PM
Quote from: v6turbo on June 22, 2024, 10:42:22 PM...
I wonder if digital angle gauge can be used some how to ensure exact angels ?

I'm not sure there is with the KS jig, but Perra has made a couple of forum threads that might interest you...
Knife Sharpening / Re: Rock hard felt vs SJ-250
June 22, 2024, 04:37:34 PM
Quote from: khun on June 22, 2024, 03:51:48 PMare the rock hard felt and SJ-250 wheels intended for the same purpose, presumably final polishing, and does one wheel have an advantage over the other?
I debate purchasing a felt wheel that requires diamond spray and low humidity storage, especially if the SJ-250 will accomplish the same end.

Not really... a felt wheel removes the burr and cleans up the edge (and can polish), while an SJ wheel will refine the edge and polish the bevel, but still leaves a burr that needs to be removed.
General Tormek Questions / Re: T-2000 repair
June 22, 2024, 02:49:47 PM
Quote from: Paullupien on June 22, 2024, 12:48:59 PMHello, new to the forum. I have a 21 year old Tormek SuperGring 2000. It has served me well for the past 21 years. Recently when I turn it on I hear a hum and there's no movement. If I spin the wheel it will start turning but slows down with pressure again the wheel. Is this the motor?

Check these forum threads...,1824
Quote from: DT on June 20, 2024, 06:52:25 PM...honing is a very important step in the sharpening process.

Tormek has a class on it...

... to quote them  "Honing is where the magic happens". :)
Knife Sharpening / Re: sea changes
June 21, 2024, 02:07:15 AM
Quote from: 3D Anvil on June 20, 2024, 11:43:11 PMI agree that the KS-123 will be used much more widely than the calculator method ... although I'm not sure if it's really any faster or more accurate.  Not sure why so many pro sharpeners were intimidated by the calculator method, but it was definitely a thing. 

It was made unnecessarily difficult in the beginning, and I think some never got over that.
Quote from: cbwx34 on June 11, 2024, 08:13:23 PM...

But several on here have used diamond stones to grade the stone wheel with good results.

I reread this... I meant using the diamond stone on the wheel not the stone grader.
Quote from: DT on June 20, 2024, 04:39:36 AMWhen I moved the honing wheel enough for everything to work, the end of the shaft was flush. 

I can remove the grinding wheel and move the shaft enough to get the nut on the honing wheel end but I think doing that is going to create another problem.  I'll get back on it tomorrow and let you know how I goes.

Yeah, I tried this morning.  The only place I could put a washer was between the drive wheel and honing wheel.  The design isn't very conducive to my idea.  :-[

It did help a little, and while it's still a "snug" fit for the KS jig, I checked it against a calculator and it didn't appear to affect the accuracy. 

Quote from: DT on June 20, 2024, 12:25:35 PMI ordered the leather wheel.   $108.  I received a fraud alert within minutes of placing the order. So far the only confirmation has been from PayPal.

Hanns (the Schleifjunkies owner) is pretty responsive on Facebook, you might try him there if you don't get a response to your order.
Quote from: DT on June 20, 2024, 12:59:45 AMI have pictures that I can post if someone can tell me how to post using an iPad.

The problem occurs when the 123 is mounted on the bar and is close enough to the honing wheel for the 3 legs to be able to touch the top of the wheel.  In this position, the threaded rod will not let the 3 legs touch the top of the wheel as you adjust the angle.  However, this is not a problem if the knife is wide enough and its not a problem when using the grinding wheel.

Buy a CraftKitchen knife.  Grade your wheel to course and dont change the grit. Post your new, sharpened and honed results.  I'm curious how my method works for others.

Never mind, I figured out what you were seeing. (I was using a different FVB before not the MB-102).  You're right, with the MB-102 it does hit the threaded rod.  I can squeeze it in (barely), but I didn't check to see if that would affect the accuracy.  I'm thinking a 2nd washer might move the honing wheel out enough to provide the clearance needed?  Might give that a try... doesn't look like it would take much.
Quote from: DT on June 19, 2024, 05:55:57 PMYou are probably being facetious. My method defiled logic, but I was serious.

If you're referring to my post... not at all.  I think your process is great (why I said "spot on").  Too often I read posts where users go thru numerous steps trying to get a knife sharp or reach a certain BESS score.  How you sharpen is similar to what I do.

Quote from: DT on June 19, 2024, 06:19:47 PM...
The 123 works good with the sharpening wheel but not the honing wheel. The threaded rod gets in the way when using regular size paring knives. The 123 worked on the honing wheel when I tried a 2 inch wide chef knife.

Can you post a pic?  The only interference I see is with a very short "Protrusion" distance (which I'm guessing what a paring knife emulates) and low angle (around 9 deg.), the KS-123 can hit one of the locking knobs. I'm not seeing where it would hit one of the rods.
Knife Sharpening / Re: New angle jig KS-123
June 19, 2024, 02:37:35 AM
Quote from: Sir Amwell on June 19, 2024, 12:54:36 AM...
Or, like Pers prototype, could one set the projection before going near the stone?

You can set it away from the stone, but for ease of use, should be snapped on the USB.
Knife Sharpening / Re: New angle jig KS-123
June 19, 2024, 02:33:24 AM
Quote from: 3D Anvil on June 19, 2024, 02:03:58 AMIt occurred to me that they could put a projection scale on the jig, so you could set it manually that way.

If you have a combo square, caliper, etc. you could use that to set the Projection...

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... a scale would be convenient though.
Knife Sharpening / Re: sea changes
June 19, 2024, 02:11:57 AM
Quote from: John Hancock Sr on June 19, 2024, 12:51:31 AMMaybe, for others but in general to make the setting of the angle more accurate and faster. It is still possible to improperly use the KS-123, so still an issue with ignorance.

Not entirely sure what you mean, but the AngleMaster came with bad instructions (for knives), so even if you used it according to the instructions, it gave an incorrect result.  It wasn't a matter of "ignorance".  Pretty sure the intent of the KS jig was to solve this.
Knife Sharpening / Re: New angle jig KS-123
June 19, 2024, 12:30:44 AM
Quote from: 3D Anvil on June 19, 2024, 12:04:44 AMOh, we're supposed to read the MANUAL now?!  ;D

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Quote from: 3D Anvil on June 18, 2024, 11:12:08 PMI think what CB is saying is that the SJ wheel will polish your edge bevel, but it won't make the knife sharper.

Yeah, pretty much... I think it could, but not enough to make it worth it, unless you're sharpening for a specific purpose.  It mostly changes the appearance.