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How to Set Narrow Knives in Vice 1 year 7 months ago #7717

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I set a 1/2" wide knife in the vice with the depth key in the top position. How can I raise it higher in the vice to avoid sharpening my vice jaws? Anyone got a trick or something to shim on top of the depth key to raise the blade up?

I set the angle at 20 degrees and this was hitting the vice. Backed out to 22 degrees to clear the vice, but still sharpened a little of the edge off. If I can raise it bit then I could get the 20 degrees. Looking for any ideas other than setting it free hand (unless you have a way to consistently set it free hand).
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Re: How to Set Narrow Knives in Vice 1 year 7 months ago #7718

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C'mon Andrew, we love pics here.

Can we see one please?
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Re: How to Set Narrow Knives in Vice 1 year 7 months ago #7719

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I set mine above the top set of holes and haven't had any problem with the vice holding them. Didn't use the depth key. I just eye balled level.
Guess you could always measure and record exposed amount for more repeatable results.
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Re: How to Set Narrow Knives in Vice 1 year 7 months ago #7720

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I made a small mark on my jaws to which I align the spine of the knife when I raise it higher than the top depth setting.
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Re: How to Set Narrow Knives in Vice 1 year 7 months ago #7733

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Eyeballing level shouldn't create any issues since most knives spines are not parallel to the cutting edge anyway. Best bet is to put a mark on the vice when you get it to a spot that works so you can repeat it for touch ups.
Particpant in finding out how sharp is sharp!
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Re: How to Set Narrow Knives in Vice 1 year 7 months ago #7734

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I take a photo of each for reference.

Add a few notes etc.

Being a computer nut, they are stored on the PC/iPad.
Need an app for this. ;)
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Re: How to Set Narrow Knives in Vice 1 year 7 months ago #7736

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Billabong wrote:
I take a photo of each for reference.

Add a few notes etc.

Being a computer nut, they are stored on the PC/iPad.
Need an app for this. ;)
Billabong wrote:
C'mon Andrew Chris, we love pics here.

Can we see one some please?
:)
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Re: How to Set Narrow Knives in Vice 1 year 7 months ago #7739

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More riddles?
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Re: How to Set Narrow Knives in Vice 1 year 7 months ago #7740

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Billabong wrote:
More riddles?

Not at all. You say you have pics... you're right we like pics.... so I'd like to see pics of how you're setting up various knives. :)
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Re: How to Set Narrow Knives in Vice 1 year 7 months ago #7741

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cbwx34 wrote:
Billabong wrote:
More riddles?

Not at all. You say you have pics... you're right we like pics.... so I'd like to see pics of how you're setting up various knives. :)

Do you drink?
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