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General Tormek Questions / Re: "Plasters"
March 13, 2024, 11:05:01 AM
In Dutch we call it 'pleister'  ;)
Quote from: CopperFish on March 11, 2024, 08:32:50 PMAnyone hear anything new on a Tormek version of this? Will they be releasing it?
At the invitation of Håkan Persson, Tormek's CEO at the time, I tested the 'new' anglesetter. See the report at
My verdict was not overwhelmingly positive. Furthermore, Håkan has since stepped down as CEO and has probably lost his interest in it.
In addition, and this is probably the most important thing, Perra has created a better design as presented in this thread.
That's why I think it's more likely. that Perra's design will be adopted and produced.
I really don't understand why a password would be needed.
What needs to be protected?
I have published the basis of this technique to offer help. Does that spreadsheet have other intentions?
Quote from: Dan on December 18, 2023, 02:27:00 PM...
Just a little correction or two:
Quite an improvement ;)
My translation:
Hello Niquedouille,
Prices are good at Marcin, delivery to France included.
Here for example, the T8 model for less than 700 euros
I don't have any relations with them but it seems that they are a reliable company.
Personally, I bought my T8 (which was a special offer) on Dieter Schmidt's website in Germany.
I am very happy with my purchase.
I use the standard SG-250 stone with very good results on my chisels, planer blades and kitchen knives. I find it quite quick for scissors.
If I want to straighten the damaged parts, it's done quickly, gently (with a frequent dip in a little water to avoid overheating it) on a small, inexpensive bench grinder then I use the Tormek for a good finish .
It's true that the Tormek is not the tool for removing material quickly.
I can't comment on long planer blades but if it's a very hard steel, a diamond wheel may be more be added later??
Quote from: mjninc on December 04, 2023, 01:51:41 AM... snip
how to set the angle on the front vertical base ... for the leather wheel?
The simplest method is to measure the distance from USB to the wheel.
See the principles of the method in the documents via the link below in my signature
I would like to recall the message below. The Adjustable Stop could be added to a self-centering Jig
"It isn't rocket science surely?"
Quote from: Sir Amwell on December 01, 2022, 12:26:16 AMI appreciate previous comments but there is a glaringly obvious issue here. And we should not be afraid to call it out. The new KJ 45 jig is really good for centring most everyday knives be they thin or thick on the blade stock. But it is really compromised for its lack of adjustment on the jig protrusion. The old svm jigs were great for adjusting jig protrusion and no good for centring thin or thick knives. And they are knife jigs. Remember that.
So why not the best of both? Let's challenge Tormek to do the right thing and produce a self centring jig with the ability to adjust the stop. It isn't rocket science surely?
Quote from: Ken S on November 08, 2023, 12:03:08 PM...
I have successfully used the link twice. It's a puzzle. Please post if anyone is having further trouble with it and I will investigate further.
What I wrote: "Now it works, probably a Safari-problem"
Original text: The link results in a blank page  :-\
Now it works, probably a Safari-problem
Knife Sharpening / Re: Convexing thoughts
September 25, 2023, 10:57:15 AM
Quote from: tgbto on September 25, 2023, 08:16:28 AM... snip
I'd wager they come from the not-so-controlled up-down movement. The fact that it has to be there at all ...
Remarkable observation, supported by the idea that the up-down grinding should cause this. In my opinion this is fatal for this method unless you practice and recover a lot.
Quote from: Sharpie on September 14, 2023, 01:07:19 PM...
What has that got to do with anything? Putz.
I didn't think his jig setting was "good speed".
Quote from: Andy1066 on September 14, 2023, 07:44:10 AM...
... he has a good speed and workflow on his Tormek.
Huh? It takes him 14 minutes before he sharpens his first knife. ???
Thank you.
I had already found out more about the terminology: The basics of drilling
Interesting essay, but I need pictures to fully understand it. In addition, names such as 'web', 'split point', 'modified split point' and ''secondary point angles' referring to a part of a drill are completely unknown to me. That is of course also due to the fact that English is not my native language, but also that I am a layman or at most a hobbyist in the craft field. Links to referenced articles might also help.
I hope you will comply, as your knowledge of the subject is apparently of great interest to those members of this forum.