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Old 05-13-2005, 03:41 PM   #1
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Sharpening a knife - everything you need to know

i found a good site for sharpening knives while looking for info on how to sharpen my axe properly. this is much more than i need to know about sharpening; if i want them that sharp i'll go to a professional, but i found this interesting none-the-less.

http://gpvec.unl.edu/filesdatabase/f...p1.htm#sharp_b

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Old 05-13-2005, 03:56 PM   #2
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Yep, that's quite a bit of info!!!! I like the tip on how to position your thumb.
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Old 05-17-2005, 08:58 PM   #3
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Yes, using the thumb as a guide would really help keep the angle consistent.

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Old 05-17-2005, 09:07 PM   #4
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Try this site too..I posted this url in another thread but it was under a different topic and probably wasn't seen by many:

http://forums.egullet.com/index.php?showtopic=26036
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Old 05-18-2005, 09:01 AM   #5
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Thanks Bucky!!! I just glanced at this link, but I can tell it will be really helpful. I have it bookmarked for future reference. I LOVE the thumb trick! That is the one reason I have not tried to learn how to sharpen myself. I was too nervous that I would not be able to estimate the right angle. This will help a ton I am sure. Great now I need to go buy a stone LOL
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