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I did, hoping he will answer soon :)
There seems to be a password to download the new version.

Where can I get the code?

Quote from: BeSharp on January 11, 2021, 09:29:41 PM
You're correct, there will obviously be variances between individual Tormeks. Only Tormek knows what tolerances their machines are built to (I vaguely recall a Tormek factory video showing it using Mitutoyo measuring equipment). Tormek also claims their T8's zinc body casting is "more accurate" than their T7, although I have a feeling that is more about the old XB-100 possibly being mounted skewed.

So we are forced to assume all machine measurements are the same, and that the machine top is perfectly parallel with the drive shaft. But errors are often cumulative (if you're really lucky, they could cancel each other out). So it's best to be as accurate as possible.

Some of KnifeGrinder's protocols involves decreasing the honing angle by .1 degree. That's why I analyzed whether a 1/64" step variation in drill bit sizes is sufficiently "fine" enough for that. I showed that it isn't. (For the record, I don't bother with the minus .1 degree step either).

It's a compromise between time, sharpness/edge retention, and equipment cost. I'm just trying to show a compromise between the three that fitted MY needs (under 5 minutes per knife / long edge retention (not ultimate sharpness)/ $50 investment).

Thank you for your answer :)
I have been wondering, what country are you based in. I would like to come in contact with other Scandinavian knife sharpeners that do this for a living. I have started my own company and thought it would be nice to share ideas and other stuff with each other. I have many hunder hours with different tests in my workshop and I'm sure you others do aswell. Together we could become even better and talk more regulary. I alreaddy have contact with a very nice and humble fellow sharpener in Denmark.

Quote from: BeSharp on January 11, 2021, 06:27:24 PM
Jvh, your TormekCalc is awesome. It's great that Tormek allows innovators like you and others to share their stuff which improves their Tormek experience.

Everyone's needs are different. I picked a path that I felt best suits my business needs. What I chose may well be totally wrong for others. There is no best path for everyone.

I really love to see that it's not just me that are completely hung up on 1/100mm. But my question is this. If you use the software from KnifeGrinders. The machine measurements are preloaded into the software. We know that not all Tormeks are manufactured within 1/10mm of each other. So even if you get every measurement 100% it is probably wrong since your machine is not the same as Knife Grinders machines.

But for some odd reason the software works very well, so does Tormek Calc.

So my question is this. How important is 0.1mm?

PS. Not being critical in any way, I really wonder since this is driving me batshit crazy from time to time :p
I have two slow speed benchgrinders.

I got help to machine flanges to make them 100%.
I have Spherical washers to make sure that the nut is not doing anything to the wheel.

Still for some odd reason it takes a couple of days from the wheels are 100% true untill they slowsly start to untrue.
What I mean by untrue is that the knife starts to jump on the wheel since it is no longer completely round?

Does anyone have any tips on what is happening?
How can a wheel that is true change?

The room has a humidity controll and is always at 60% humidity.
The temperature is 16degrees in the room.
The machines are bolted to a heavy table.
Have anyone come up with a way to sharpen knives on the side of the wheel?
Can someone confirm that they can actually get a dropdown menu where you can choose machine in the TormekCalc sheet.
I can't get it to work even after reinstalling and trying every other trick i know.

I have tried three different computers and a mac and can't get a dropdown menu on any of them :(

Love the spreadsheet but really need this feature
Knife Sharpening / Re: BESS Tester
April 17, 2020, 11:28:34 PM
Quote from: Josu V on March 21, 2020, 04:58:39 PM
You can send an email to Mike Brubacher, and he will tell you everything you need to buy the products you need.

Very good person A long time ago, he contacted me and provided me with everything necessary to make the purchase.
In my case, the process takes a long time, but the problem was located in the Spanish Customs. Mike did your job very well and quickly.


Thank you :)
Knife Sharpening / Re: BESS Tester
March 21, 2020, 09:21:15 AM
I live in Norway and would love to get to try this device. Is there anyone here that lives in Norway that I could contact?
Quote from: RickKrung on March 20, 2020, 04:32:25 AM
I'm sorry there hasn't been any word on this.  The short of it is that production costs were too high to make it feasible.  Interest was about 40% of the quantity that had the lowest per unit quote price.  Neither Mike or I have the kind of cash to front for it and have hanging out there, even if the return were more attractive.  So, for the foreseeable future, the project is dead. 


Hi Rick,

Plese send me some info on this, I might be able to fund this, but I need some more info on price and totalt funds needed.
I love the idea and I think it's sad that it wont be made just because of the lack of funds :)

Best Regards
Quote from: MPeppard on April 16, 2019, 03:16:59 AM
There has been some interest in the modified SVM-45 holder with adjustable offset that I made.

But before I can move forward on getting quotes for CNC'd parts I need to get some feel on the number of people that would be interested in purchasing one.  Unfortunately I haven't any idea of final price so I don't want to throw out any numbers just yet.

If you think you may be interested in purchasing an Adjustable Offset SVM-45 please email me at

This is just to gauge interest, you are not committing yourself to purchase (final price will be a big factor)

Also I know a lot of people always use the Pin Pivot Collar on their holders so I am thinking of offering the option of not having the shaft threaded for the handle since some don't use the screw on handle-stop anymore.

RickKrung a long time forum member and also the inventor of the Pin Pivot Collar is helping me out big time on getting parts made.  Rick's help should greatly increase the chances moving forward with this due to his previous production experiences.

Where are you on this?
I would love one to :D