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Will Chan's mods, package arrives! 5 months 3 weeks ago #16712

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I have not been feeling up to snuff, so I have not gotten around yet to putting Will's mods together on my WEPS yet, but here is a beginning.


Inside he had carefully packed each item and here they are on my desk



These are high quality parts carefully machined ready to go. Sorry if my pics are not the best. BTW they arrived a mere 4 days after being sent, which must be some kind of record for the USPS to Canada speed.

Here is a closer shot of the main device for holding an overly long knife steady while it is being sharpened. It is very adjustable for a variety of sizes and the notch that keeps the knife in place is deep and the column it is notched in is thick and solid for good rigidity.


That aside, the parts that really appeals to me and may to you too if you are aging ungracefully,, :huh: are the large screws/adjusters that are used to set the angle. Over the years it has become harder and harder for me to tighten the angle adjusting screws that were original to the WEPS...time takes its toll with arthritis. Will's mods are wonderfully easy to set...just tighten slightly so the screw kisses the angle bar and then flip done the large stainless steel handles and the angle is more rigidly set than I ever have gotten it. No wibbles or wobbles, just nice and tight.
My lung infection is almost over thankfully and then I will have the whole thing set up for a review. Patience please,old geezers move at a snail's pace! ;)



Back soon! Thanks to Will for his fine service! :)

Leo

P.S. Pardon the dust in my pictures...I need to vacuum!
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Will Chan's mods, package arrives! 5 months 3 weeks ago #16713

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It looks excellent it will save you a lot of time.
I wish you a speedy recovery I can imagine using the WE with the new gear will precede the vacuuming - probable best to do it after since it may cause a little dust in any case.

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Will Chan's mods, package arrives! 5 months 3 weeks ago #16714

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Thanks for the speedy recovery wishes Leo. I get these infections all the time...this is my third one this year. How tiresome! Thanks to Buddha for azithromycin.
Definitely will speed things up and improve things when sharpening long thin blades, like a filleting knife for example. And yes, I will leave the vacuuming until after I do some sharpening. Darlene has given up on my cleaning methods in my man cave. The only time I really notice is when I take a picture...my dang Pentax lenses are too sharp! :lol:

Leo the decrepit one ;)
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Re:Will Chan's mods, package arrives! 5 months 3 weeks ago #16715

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Hey thanks for the post. I am new here but have similar issues with arthritis and those mods look great. I also sharpen a lot of fillet knifes and that long knife brace is something I really need. I searched under Will Chan but did not find him, do you have contact info, if that is allowed on this forum?

Also, I really like your sharpener base. Is that marble or quartz?

Thanks,

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Ducs2r wrote:
Hey thanks for the post. I am new here but have similar issues with arthritis and those mods look great. I also sharpen a lot of fillet knifes and that long knife brace is something I really need. I searched under Will Chan but did not find him, do you have contact info, if that is allowed on this forum?

Also, I really like your sharpener base. Is that marble or quartz?

Thanks,

Tim


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The sharpener base is quartz and Will is a member here known as Voodoodaddy. You can PM him for more information.

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Re:Will Chan's mods, package arrives! 5 months 3 weeks ago #16718

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Thank you very much!

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Re:Will Chan's mods, package arrives! 5 months 3 weeks ago #16719

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I neglected to say when I was describing the main mod for holding the knife firmly while sharpening, that at the opposite end from the deeply notched rod that supports the knife, is a heavy duty screw...it fits into a hole that is tapped into the base of the riser that supports the vise. You can see that hole in the picture with all the parts displayed.
You will see how the whole thing connects when I go on into part b later today and part c of the review tomorrow...with any luck. :unsure:

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Re:Will Chan's mods, package arrives! 5 months 3 weeks ago #16720

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And YESsss, they've arrived in the Netherlands, too! :cheer: Thanks Will!

I'm on holiday right now, but when I'm back, I'll assemble it.

Leo, get well soon!
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Are you off to France again Mark? Have a great time! :silly:

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Re:Will Chan's mods, package arrives! 5 months 3 weeks ago #16722

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Thanx! I'm in Switzerland, skiing. Less chance here of buying sharp objects I'm not allowed to :angry: :silly: .
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