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Another Crazy Joins The Forum 2 years 1 month ago #3751

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Got my WE on Monday and sharpened two thrift store knives yesterday with excellent results. This morning I got brave and decided to try my two CCK's. The little knife took a great edge at 15 degrees with stropping. The 1303 cleaver did even better at 10.90 degrees. Tropped with 1200, 1500, 2000, 2500 and 3,000 grit wet paper, then leather, then phone book paper. This has the sharpest edge that ever drew my blood..painlessly.

Thanks for all your help with my confusion Kyle, Kay, Clay and Mark Richmond.

I'm having lots of fun now that my knives will no longer be "sharp challenged". I'm happy to be another sharpening crazy!

So many knives, so little time.


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Re: Another Crazy Joins The Forum 2 years 1 month ago #3753

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Welcome aboard mate! Good to have you here Martin. The WEPS has become the premier knife sharpener IMHO and with all the new developments Clay is coming up with, it can only get better. You own one of the best sharpening rigs available and soon you will love it...enjoy! If you have any questions, just ask around here...someone will jump in and help.
Don't forget as you sharpen your knives, to add them to our database so you can share your experiences with all. Help make it a great resource for all sharpeners.
See here www.wickededgeusa.com/index.php?option=c...ew=catalog&Itemid=94

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Re: Another Crazy Joins The Forum 2 years 1 month ago #3754

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Welcome Marty. Love the tagline in your sig block. It used to be the unofficial motto used by many of us in the Army Security Agency way back when!

My knives (updated 8/21/2014)
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Re: Another Crazy Joins The Forum 2 years 1 month ago #3757

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Welcome, Martin! Good to have you here. I’m particularly happy with your sharpening results with the CCK cleaver. I just got it in and haven’t sharpened it yet. (It came very sharp, by the way.) But 10.90 degrees! That makes my day :cheer: .
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Re: Another Crazy Joins The Forum 2 years 1 month ago #3761

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Good to have another newbie on here. Though it sounds like you are coming into this with some sharpening knowledge. I too just got my WE and have sharpened 4 knives now. While they are much sharper than they were, I'm not where I'd like to be.

If you (or others) don't mind... Where are you purchasing these high-grit sandpapers?

My highest grit stone right now is the 1000 diamond plate that comes with the WEPS and then I have the strops, but I think the strops aren't really able to do much with the 1000 grit scratches. So while I'm waiting on my ceramics, I may try some sandpaper if I can find it.

Thanks!
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Re: Another Crazy Joins The Forum 2 years 1 month ago #3766

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Thanks, Stratcom at Offit Airforce Base also uses a similar motto. I thought this was more tasteful than Big Brother is Watching
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Re: Another Crazy Joins The Forum 2 years 1 month ago #3767

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I've been trying to achieve great edges for several years. Lansky worked pretty good, then Chef's Choice but it scratched the knives and recently I spent hundreds on Japanese water stones (they are listed for sale on Chef
knives to Go forum). For medical reasons I just can't freehand sharpen. Finally I bought the wicked edge after a LOT of research. I felt "at home" the first time. This is one precision appliance. Today my Shun Premier chef knife felt dull compared to the cleaver.

Local auto parts stores and Woodcraft.com carry the paper to 2,000 grit. Meguiars (the car polish company) has the most consistant paper up to 3,000grit. I did a Google search for one of the Meguiars part numbers and found stocking dealers on the web.

I am always happy to help fellow crazies.
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Re: Another Crazy Joins The Forum 2 years 1 month ago #3768

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meguiarsdirect.com but Google the part numbers for better prices
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Re: Another Crazy Joins The Forum 2 years 1 month ago #3769

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Thank you I will update the database as I progress
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Re: Another Crazy Joins The Forum 2 years 1 month ago #3770

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MartinSinger wrote:
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Local auto parts stores and Woodcraft.com carry the paper to 2,000 grit. Meguiars (the car polish company) has the most consistant paper up to 3,000grit. I did a Google search for one of the Meguiars part numbers and found stocking dealers on the web.....

you might want to check out 3M films that are manufactured to very high tolerances for the micro chip / wafer industry.. see this thread link

and be sure to read this and follow links to toolsforwoodworking from there... as trying to buy direct from 3M is a known nightmare..
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