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Re: Me and my story! Let's get to know each other! 1 year 10 months ago #6585

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one more time ?
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Re: Me and my story! Let's get to know each other! 1 year 10 months ago #6587

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Hang in there Dave... this forum can be obtuse until you figure it out...
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Re: Me and my story! Let's get to know each other! 1 year 8 months ago #7980

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Hi. Am I the only woman in the forum?

I'm Jill, from Portland. My Dad taught me to sharpen when I was a girl. Later, I became a fish biologist and the sharpening skills helped a lot around my job. Today, quality knives area hobby for me - and I have a particularly soft spot for Japanese knives.

I just got the ProPack 1, the really coarse diamonds, the ultra ceramics, several water bench stones, and various rods for serrated knives.

I love to cook, so kitchen knives are a passion. I've got Shuns, Globals, Wusthofs, and Kramers. I have a variety of Kershaw pocket knives (yay Pdx- home of Kershaw) including one pretty little rainbow Leek that I just adopted.

I'm already booked with sharpening business for friends who are cooks, so I'm very interested in tips for pricing sharpening jobs and/or how to start a little "cottage industry". I've really learned a lot from the forum so far! Thanks for the wisdom....

Merry Christmas! Jill
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Re: Me and my story! Let's get to know each other! 1 year 8 months ago #7981

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Merry Christmas right back at you Jill.
Welcome to this Forum! I think I have seen a few other women's names, but so far I think you are the only one to post. Stay tuned and I suspect you will get all kinds of advice from the guys here. Some are specialists in sharpening expensive kitchen knives.
Ask a specific question and stand back...Clay will probably be the first to answer.

Very warm regards Jill
Leo :)
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Re: Me and my story! Let's get to know each other! 1 year 8 months ago #7982

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Welcome Jill! Thank you for your purchase and for joining the forum. I think you'll really enjoy the climate here. I noticed earlier today that a few women were cruising the forum under the radar, so hopefully they'll be encouraged by your presence and will become visible members too. As far as tips go, I think it's generally easiest to answer questions one knife at time, though a couple of principles apply to all, namely: drawing a burr when first setting up a knife, using light pressure with the stones and allowing your diamond plates time to break in. Here is a nice primer that covers some of the basics: I just got my Wicked Edge...

Please feel free to engage any time with all of your questions.
--Clay Allison
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Re: Me and my story! Let's get to know each other! 1 year 8 months ago #7983

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Thanks Gentlemen! I used the Sharpie last night on my first knives (victorinox fibrox sacrificial lambs) and it worked well. I see what you mean by breaking in the diamond plates. I did pull off some sharp edges, though - if not "mirror". I have Global 8" chef's knife that needs work - but I'm struggling a bit to set the angle (global site says 10-16 degrees) given that I don't have the ball joint/riser setup.

Ideas? Jill
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