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Are you tired of working with dull tools? I have been making and sharpening knives for several years and

I am working on producing a video on how to sharpen knives, where



-I will cover the basics of sharpening knives and other tools
-low cost how to begin sharpening for under 10 dollars
-Knife care and maintenance
-how to start your own sharpening service
-and much more





Here is a link to the Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1673016761/instructional-sharpening-video[/color]
 
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Done.

Hope it funds. I can't sharpen worth a darn.
 
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Cool. I'm in for a DVD.

Good luck with your project!
 
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Mark Lipscomb wrote:
Done.

Hope it funds. I can't sharpen worth a darn.


Thank You! I was in the same boat years ago, I believe after watching my video you will be able to get shaving results with in minutes. And Shaving is only the beginning of sharp, I don't consider anything that will not shave sharp myself.
 
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Julia Winter wrote:Cool. I'm in for a DVD.

Good luck with your project!



Thank You! I am really excited to get started on it, I am hoping to get started filming right away.
 
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Good to hear from you Patrick! I am a fan of you interviews with Jack Spirko. I regret not getting in on the founder deal, but it sold out so quick!

I have an army pilot survival knife that I bought and carried while in the army 20+ years ago. Man I used and abused that thing... Now I use it around the farm. The blade has some rust from storage. I hit it with oil and steel wool and got some of it off. It's still fully functional but just has a well used look.

I look forward to really putting an edge on it.

 
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Mark Lipscomb wrote:
Good to hear from you Patrick! I am a fan of you interviews with Jack Spirko. I regret not getting in on the founder deal, but it sold out so quick!

I have an army pilot survival knife that I bought and carried while in the army 20+ years ago. Man I used and abused that thing... Now I use it around the farm. The blade has some rust from storage. I hit it with oil and steel wool and got some of it off. It's still fully functional but just has a well used look.

I look forward to really putting an edge on it.



Mark, Thank You! Yeah I was blown away by how fast it went. I was a little nervous since I had already gave my notice at work! That is cool about your knife, if it is in bad shape it might be best to learn on something that isn't too dull. Also If you want I can put an edge on it for you and then you can maintain that edge. It is always easier to maintain than to try and start from scratch. No different than anything else when learning you want to start with an easy task otherwise it is easy to get overwhelmed. Thank You for your support!
 
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I'm in! I've got my fingers crossed, because he still needs another $900 before 9:45pm on Monday, May 19th. C'mon, all!
 
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I'm in
 
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Done. I think Paul's dailyish e-mail is sending it over the top.
 
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Yep - reached the $10,000 dollar goal. Looking forward to seeing this one.
 
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Michael Cox wrote:Yep - reached the $10,000 dollar goal. Looking forward to seeing this one.



Wow, just Wow, Thank You Everyone! I don't have to words to express my gratitude!
 
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Put my 15 in. I'm excited! This is the first time I've donated money though kickstarter. I'm AM tired of suckin' ass at sharping knifes.
 
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Steven Wieler wrote:Put my 15 in. I'm excited! This is the first time I've donated money though kickstarter. I'm AM tired of suckin' ass at sharping knifes.


I feel your pain! I use to be the same way, it is so rewarding to know how to sharpen!
 
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I'm in!
 
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Time for a stretch goal!
 
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I think the video needs a snappier name.

One suggestion (which might inspire better ideas) "Beyond Razor Sharp: how to sharpen damn near anything"
 
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paul wheaton wrote:I think the video needs a snappier name.

One suggestion (which might inspire better ideas) "Beyond Razor Sharp: how to sharpen damn near anything"



How about it, does anyone else have any suggestions for a different title? How about some ideals for some stretch goals!
 
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I like Paul's suggestion for a title. I do, indeed, desire to sharpen damn near anything! My mentors have made it a point of harping on me: "Learn everything you can, from everyone you can.", and I've certainly learned a lot about making and maintaining knives in the last few years. A little surprised my next "lesson" came about courtesy of permaculture; but I was more than willing to spent some capital to help out a fellow knifemaker. Glad to see it's funded, let's see some awesome stretch goals before time runs out!
 
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Idea for a stretch goal - a short video on how to salvage old and mangled blades? - regrinding bevels etc before honing them.
 
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Tried to get in but am unable to do so on my phone
Or is it because I am France ?
Pity DVD unable to be shipped here as we have dull blades too ( mostly in the govt but that's another story )

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I'm in! I want the DVD on this one!
 
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Will there be anything on hook knives or trying to sharpen similar curvature?
 
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David Livingston wrote:
Pity DVD unable to be shipped here as we have dull blades too ( mostly in the govt but that's another story )



$15 pledge is a digital version.
 
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Ben Morris wrote:Will there be anything on hook knives or trying to sharpen similar curvature?



This would be really nice!
 
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Michael Cox wrote:Idea for a stretch goal - a short video on how to salvage old and mangled blades? - regrinding bevels etc before honing them.



I'm in for a DVD and would love to see Michael's idea included.
 
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Michael Allenson wrote:I like Paul's suggestion for a title. I do, indeed, desire to sharpen damn near anything! My mentors have made it a point of harping on me: "Learn everything you can, from everyone you can.", and I've certainly learned a lot about making and maintaining knives in the last few years. A little surprised my next "lesson" came about courtesy of permaculture; but I was more than willing to spent some capital to help out a fellow knifemaker. Glad to see it's funded, let's see some awesome stretch goals before time runs out!


Thank You! Permies stole the show! Man you guys Rock!
 
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Michael Cox wrote:Idea for a stretch goal - a short video on how to salvage old and mangled blades? - regrinding bevels etc before honing them.


I will try to cover that along with the belt sharpener I use for when a blade is long past due for a sharpening. But for most people it would be best to send that knife off to a knife maker and have it reworked and then maintain it.
 
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David Livingston wrote:Tried to get in but am unable to do so on my phone
Or is it because I am France ?
Pity DVD unable to be shipped here as we have dull blades too ( mostly in the govt but that's another story )

David



David,

I will be selling a digital version, I will have it up on my site when I get it done. I look forward to your order! Thanks for the support.
 
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I missed the deadline but I'm interested in the digital download when it becomes available. Thanks.
 
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Elissa Teal wrote:I missed the deadline but I'm interested in the digital download when it becomes available. Thanks.



I will be sending out an email to let people know when I have it ready, so if you would like to be notified you can sign up for my email updates at my site, http://www.mtknives.net. I will try and remember to post an update here also.
 
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Well the time has come, the Digital version of Beyond Razor Sharp is now available. So if you missed the kickstarter and want to get in still here is the link. Beyond Razor Sharp Use Coupon Code: permies720 and receive $6.00 off of the price at checkout!
 
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Patrick Roehrman wrote:Well the time has come, the Digital version of Beyond Razor Sharp is now available. So if you missed the kickstarter and want to get in still here is the link. Beyond Razor Sharp Use Coupon Code: permies720 and receive $6.00 off of the price at checkout!

Great Gift Idea
 
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Hi Patrick!

Thanks for sending Paul and Jocelyn the DVDs and those cool little knives! They sure are sharp ^ ^
 
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Sharla Kew wrote:Hi Patrick!

Thanks for sending Paul and Jocelyn the DVDs and those cool little knives! They sure are sharp ^ ^



No problem, I thought he might do a giveaway. If he would like to just let me know! I hope he gets some good use out of them. I hope to someday come visit and would love to teach a class on sharpening. Figured the Ants would like the DVD as well.

Patrick
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