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Re:Securing the knife in the clamp 4 months 5 days ago #17804

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razoredgeknives wrote:
....... Gib, did you ever figure out the problem?

Which one? :woohoo:

Joah, pretty sure the solution was nailed when I read, ".... your technique...."

As I improve technique and understanding, little problems keep getting remedied....

The heel and the tip are my (subtle) but persistent challenges!
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Re:Securing the knife in the clamp 4 months 5 days ago #17806

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GibCurry wrote:
razoredgeknives wrote:
....... Gib, did you ever figure out the problem?

Which one? :woohoo:

Joah, pretty sure the solution was nailed when I read, ".... your technique...."

As I improve technique and understanding, little problems keep getting remedied....

The heel and the tip are my (subtle) but persistent challenges!

the problem where you were creating a detent about 1" in from the heel... glad it sounds like you got it resolved! Yeah, tip issues are very important. If you let your stone "roll" around your edge even only 1-2 times it can destroy your tip... practice makes perfect!
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Re:Securing the knife in the clamp 4 months 5 days ago #17808

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razoredgeknives wrote:
the problem where you were creating a detente about 1" in from the heel... glad it sounds like you got it resolved! Yeah, tip issues are very important. If you let your stone "roll" around your edge even only 1-2 times it can destroy your tip... practice makes perfect!

Thanks to you and others for all your input.

I slowed way back down when I first start the stroke. The last two knives have been fine. But,the knife currently in the vise began to show that "detente" or "wavey" pattern so I slowed down another speed and a few strokes later the spot was cleared.

I was working a pocket Buck yesterday and was going great. I was just getting that last little spot of blue marker at the tip of the tip and let the platen slip our of my hand. I grabbed it quick without getting cut. It didn't fall too hard on the blade but by grabbing it I caused it to roll around the tip... with some extra pressure and it quickly redesigned the tip on the right side!!

So, that knife is still in the vise and I'll drop down a couple of grit levels and fix that and then it should be fine....
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Re:Securing the knife in the clamp 4 months 3 days ago #17824

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Floating vise jaws are in the works! It may be a little while yet but we proofed at the concept yesterday at the machine shop.
DannyBoy2k wrote:
Your post brought back to mind another post I read recently where the poster had draped fishing line over the edge of the blade with weights on each end of the line. He would look at how the weights fell relative to the vise and wiggle the handle back and forth until the weights were even on each side. I just searched but wasn't able to find the post again right off the bat.

I keep hoping there is some way to get the floating vise on the professional model for our models. No more clamping issues then. I also keep wondering if I could fashion something like the KME sharpener's clamp (I think similar/same as professional model floating clamp) and replace my WE clamp with it.



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