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Hello! 1 year 11 months ago #5501

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Not sure what else the subject should be.

Just found out my WE Pro-Pack 1 will be here Friday. Can't wait. Been doing a lot of reading, watching, and figure at this point I'll just have to play with it before I can really learn any more.

Nothing really to say about me personally. I'm a Systems Administrator at the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!), and my hobbies/interests are far and wide. While I'm not a knife nut, I do have nice kitchen knives (Shun's), and regret having to send them to PerfectEdge to be sharpened. Plus, I know way too many family members and friends with dull knives. So maybe I'm a closet knife nut. =P

That's all. =)
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Re: Hello! 1 year 11 months ago #5509

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Welcome to the Forum mate! Oregon is a beautiful state with really friendly people...I spent a couple of weeks in Portland in 1980 and had lots of fun. Yes you no doubt will be sharpening your own knives plus those of your neighbors and relatives. Also no doubt you will be adding to your own knife collection.
Glad to have you aboard! Good luck to the Ducks!! ;)

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Re: Hello! 1 year 11 months ago #5529

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Staze wrote:
So maybe I'm a closet knife nut. =P

And you have a sense of humor :) Welcome, mate! You'll definitely enjoy your WEPS!
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Re: Hello! 1 year 11 months ago #5530

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=) I try.

I get the general impression from the forum that if I'm not already a knife nut, I will be after using the WE for a bit. "Oh, if I could only get this just a bit sharper..." Then you fall down the rabbit hole of reading molecule polishing, or jende industries... and watching jdavis882's and M0DiFiEDZ's youtube channels, and suddenly you're thinking "well, I would do this..." or "I could do that".

my hope is to use whatever I learn to help populate the knife DB here, and I'm building my own on my site (so I can keep notes about when I last sharpened/touched up a knife, angle, etc).

If you find me posting about using the WE on my lawnmower blades, though, please, cut me off. =D
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Re: Hello! 1 year 11 months ago #5533

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Staze wrote:
If you find me posting about using the WE on my lawnmower blades, though, please, cut me off. =D

No way! On the contrary! We want to see that!

I've already attempted to sharpen an axe with the WEPS. And people who shave with a cleaver have a definite advantage on this forum :lol:

Sounds like you're nearly in the rabbit hole, btw ;)
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Re: Hello! 1 year 11 months ago #5534

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lol. I've seen the cleaver stuff. crazy people, all of us. =D

Maybe I need to change my signature to: "Catch-22. Anyone who wants to get out of combat duty isn't really crazy."
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Re: Hello! 1 year 11 months ago #5537

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I've had my WE 2 days, and already thinking about the lawn mower, but I'm pretty obsessed about the lamn mower blade most of the time anyway.
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Re: Hello! 1 year 11 months ago #5538

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yeah... me too. the bench grinder just doesn't put a very good edge/clean on it. Very well could be my technique as well... the honda blades are kind of a pain with how curvy they are.

Was thinking about one of the $30 Harbor Freight belt sanders to sharpen it, and hatchets, etc. Or at least use one to do the majority of the work, before taking the WE to them. =P
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Re: Hello! 1 year 11 months ago #5543

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Hey I did a Cold Steel Magnum Kukri the other day, took ages and really wished I had those 50/80 stones for the initial profile but it got plenty sharp! I have a feeling if I can handle that thing I could figure out a way to do a lawnmower blade...

That reminds me to touch up that same kukri, we used it quite a lot over the last week and it needs it!
Your friendly neighborhood gunsmith!
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Re: Hello! 1 year 11 months ago #5546

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So here's my question...

Has anyone figured out the life of the diamond plates/stones? I think in the FAQ Clay says 500+ sharpenings, but I'm guessing that is an estimate (maybe not).

Has anyone worn their original stones down to the plates? =P
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