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#1
Scissors Sharpening / Re: screws
Last post by Ken S - Yesterday at 11:02:05 PM
Check wolffindustries.com. They sell screw kits for scissors.
Ken
#2
Scissors Sharpening / Re: screws
Last post by sharpening_weasel - Yesterday at 10:07:24 PM
If you can figure out the thread pitch/size, mcmaster carr has EVERYTHING.
#3
General Tormek Questions / Re: CAUTION WITH THE UPGRADED ...
Last post by Ken S - Yesterday at 06:02:52 PM
Thanks, CB. I will check it out.
Ken
#4
General Tormek Questions / Re: CAUTION WITH THE UPGRADED ...
Last post by cbwx34 - Yesterday at 02:30:29 PM
Quote from: Ken S on Yesterday at 11:05:26 AMAdmin sent me a very helpful email. Under "Look and Layout" by your username there are numerous options, including an autosave drafts option. I activated this. (I also changed the time zone from Swedish to Eastern US, one less mental conversion.)

I want to spend some exploring the changes in both the forum and the website.

Ken

Just so you know... the "autosave" function seems to stop working the first time you preview a post.  I'd occasionally hit the convenient  "Save Draft" button.

Just for you Ken...  https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/SMF2.1:Main_Page   ;)
(There's even a section for moderators.)

#5
General Tormek Questions / Re: CAUTION WITH THE UPGRADED ...
Last post by Ken S - Yesterday at 11:05:26 AM
Admin sent me a very helpful email. Under "Look and Layout" by your username there are numerous options, including an autosave drafts option. I activated this. (I also changed the time zone from Swedish to Eastern US, one less mental conversion.)

I want to spend some exploring the changes in both the forum and the website.

Ken
#6
General Tormek Questions / Re: CW-220 vs LA-220
Last post by Ken S - Yesterday at 10:59:26 AM
Thanks for posting this interesting video, Sharpco.

Many years ago, Tormek briefly introduced their first composite honing wheel. At the time, they also introduced their "Quick Connect" as an optional accessory instead of the standard threaded nut. This quick connect, now standard on the larger Tormeks, made switching between leather and composite honing wheels fast and required no tools. (It is also available as a spare part for the T4.)

I believe that the most versatile choice with honing wheels is both. Switching back and forth is quick and easy. The two honing wheels have different strong areas. Having both increases your sharpening versatility. Having a second Tormek is luxurious. I hope Tormek will add a composite honing wheel for the T4.

Ken
#7
Knife Sharpening / Re: Zero BESS reading Baloney?
Last post by 3D Anvil - Yesterday at 05:01:43 AM
He's definitely NOT following the procedure recommended by Edge on Up.  He doesn't use the fulcrum (which isn't critical), and he's doing the test way too fast, which is critical.  I can regularly score in the 10-25g range if I do the test the way he's doing it.  Valid readings would be in the 45-80g range.
#8
Knife Sharpening / Re: Zero BESS reading Baloney?
Last post by sharpening_weasel - Yesterday at 04:48:01 AM
The fellow insists he's following protocols, and mentioned that he's been in correspondence with the BESS team as well. Interesting.
#9
General Tormek Questions / CW-220 vs LA-220
Last post by Sharpco - Yesterday at 01:45:15 AM

Hello.
I found this video. What do you think about it? I guess the CW-220 will work properly when used with the Tormek diamond wheels.

#10
Knife Sharpening / Re: In-person class or lessons...
Last post by Ken S - December 05, 2022, 10:33:35 PM
Unfortunately, you missed one of the best, Terry Beech. Here is a recent obituary:

https://montereybayfarmers.org/market-news/the-sharpest-guy-at-the-market

Terry Beech was well known to the staff of Tormek, Inc, Tormek's US branch located in Illinois. I would suggest you contact them (info@tormek.se). They may be able to suggest teachers in your area.

Ken