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Can the Sandpaper Belt Knife Sharpeners Do This?

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  1. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    I use a mill bastard file and brace the blade against a post or tree like 15B445E9-F429-4D75-94E9-A07EB69F0625.jpeg Then CAREFULLY work the file toward the blade at the angle I want and lightly shave steel on both sides to the desired sharpness. Use the guards/handles on the file. Not doing so can easily end up with new scars.
     


  2. just country

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    very good job. I use files myself.
     
  3. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    Bought myself a new file today. Planning to put it in my vise and get it sharp tonight.
     
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  4. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    Does your vise turn 90 degrees?
    I have one that does. I like filing on the blade when it is flat. I will typically brace the grip on my hip/belt and use my free hand to support the blade at the spine while I file.
    I can pull my hand away easier than make it defy gravity if it slips going down toward the blade
     
  5. Vaquero

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    Nichols flat bastard, I hope.
     
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  6. Dead Roman

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    Few appreciate the work it takes to hand sharpen a knife. I have an assortment of stones that I like to use and I always strop in cardboard/newspaper.
     
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  7. Brains

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    That's because the percentage of the population who enjoy the process likely coincides with obsessive compulsive disorder rates :)
     
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  8. GoPappy

    GoPappy Active Member Lifetime Member

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    Agreed. To me, sharpening is a job. It needs to be done effectively, but as efficiently and quickly as possible. I don’t need to enjoy it. I just need to get it done.
     
  9. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    It does not rotate. I have lots of light on it and took my time. I was correcting a job I tried to do with my grinder. Def will use the file from now on.

    Going to look at it again again tonight. Never used a file before. Good call on the plastic handle though. Makes it easier and safer.

    I have a bunch of files, but decided to get a new one from Harbor Freight. They only had Harbor Freight files, but it worked fine. I got the finest ridges I could find.
     
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  10. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    How many times did you bump the handle?
     


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