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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in tool care.

Everyone has a dull knife laying around.  Let's sharpen it with a whetstone and complete a BB.  

There are many youtube videos on the process so watch a few before you get started.

Requirements to complete:
 - must be sharpened with a whetstone (or more than one)
 - sharpen secondary edge as well as primary edge
 - hone
 - test before and after with cutting paper

To get certified for this BB, post three pics:

  - closeup of pic of the dull edge OR pic of the dull knife raggedly cutting through a piece of paper
  - action pic of sharpening
  - pic of the sharp knife having cut halfway through a piece of paper
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This knife was sharpened with a Tri-Hone Sharpening Stone. There is a coarse side (400 grit), a medium side (600 grit), and a fine ( Approx 100=1200 grit). soaked in water for about 10 mins the started sharpening with an occasional splash of water. Might use oil for the fine grit side next time. Watching videos had me playing around with different techniques, but nothing too crazy to get awry. I'll be looking into some high quality wet stones for the future.
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Staff note (Mike Jay):

I certify completion this BB

 
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I sharpened a knife!  It's a grafting knife and I wanted to reduce the angle on the edge a bit.  So I reworked it to a 17 degree angle and did a tiny second bevel at 20 degrees.  I used this little knife sharpening jig and it seemed to do a pretty good job of maintaining the desired bevel angle.
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Staff note (paul wheaton):

I certify this BB is complete!

 
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Each time I sharpen a knife, I forget to take pics. So here's my addition to the thread.
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My knife and a woman's personal defense knife
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Both are dull as can be
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First stone
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Action shot
 
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And more, cause I hit the wrong button...
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My bag of stones
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One knife sharpened
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The other knife sharpened
Staff note (paul wheaton):

I certify that this BB is complete!

 
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I sharpened my EDC knife.

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Dull spots
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Wetting the Whetstone
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Two Grit Whetstone
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1000 Grit
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6000 grit
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Sharp
Staff note (paul wheaton):

I certify this BB is complete!

 
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