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Sharpen a knife - PEP BB tool.sand.knife

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I was about to start one of the carving tasks but figured this would be a good thing to do first. I also learned that my previously sharp knives were actually relatively dull. I'll be holding them to a new standard in the future.
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here is my knife

I have never sharpened it before.  you can see it has some rust and the blade is a bit damaged


I am wetting the stone and grinding off the rust.  looking a litter better



here is my wheatstone


cut the paper with a nice clean cut


all set  nice and sharp    


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Sorry, my mouse got wonky & pushed the button early. Keep going. Work on the dings a bit more. Especially towards the tip. That looks like a fairly coarse whetstone that can handle the task.

 
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For this BB, I did my first true whetstone sharpening! I order a 1000/6000 grit whetstone from amazon. The knife I used was my skinning knife from last year that needed tons of help.
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Dull and unable to make a cut
Dull and unable to make a cut
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Soaking the stone as per directions
Soaking the stone as per directions
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Course Grit first
Course Grit first
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Fine grit last
Fine grit last
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Cuts clean now
Cuts clean now
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Sharp!!
Sharp!!
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This is the knife that I use primarily when cooking. I bought a whetstone to sharpen all the knives in my flat. Before its first use, I put my whetstone in water for about ten minutes. I placed a towel underneath just in case.
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Struggling to cut paper after a lot of use!
Struggling to cut paper after a lot of use!
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Using the whetstone
Using the whetstone
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A much sharper knife at the end!
A much sharper knife at the end!
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Sharpening one of my Opinel.
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Dull edge
Dull edge
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Action pic
Action pic
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Paper cut. Dull edge in the bottom. Sharp edge at the top.
Paper cut. Dull edge in the bottom. Sharp edge at the top.
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Knife sharpening.

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Dull knife
Dull knife
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Sharpening
Sharpening
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Cutting through paper after sharpening
Cutting through paper after sharpening
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My little detail knife needs sharpening after all these roundwood projects! It was tough to get it to slice paper when I started. I used a simple little whet stone to refine the blade edge. Back and forth until it was sharp enough to make a clean paper cut!
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jagged paper cut
jagged paper cut
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using the stone
using the stone
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sharpened
sharpened
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My first attempt at sharpening and a BB, hopefully got it right!
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Sharpened a kitchen knife. And learned a lot.
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Dull, not cutting at all
Dull, not cutting at all
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Process picture (hard to take as I don't have three hands)
Process picture (hard to take as I don't have three hands)
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Much better!
Much better!
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First time sharpening a knife! Got a double sided whetstone with 400/1000 grit, and then finished with a ceramic honing rod.

The knife didn't even want to cut through the paper at all the first time. It still needs work, but it's so much better already! The honing rod made a big difference, too.
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before
before
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in progress with the whetstone
in progress with the whetstone
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after!
after!
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