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Tape ? 1 year 2 months ago #11623

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of the 20 knives i received today at the farmers fare, 16 were flat grind.

ran out of time and brought some home to return on sunday.

i need some suggesttions or substitutes for the tape i am using. i can only get 3 or 4 knives if i am lucky with this crap i am using now.

please advise on your thoughts and recommendations.

thanks
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Re: Tape ? 1 year 2 months ago #11624

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Re: Tape ? 1 year 2 months ago #11626

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Some use a small piece of chamois or a small piece of leather from an old glove.
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Re: Tape ? 1 year 2 months ago #11627

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i do remember seeing both of those...kewl.
i will give the leather a spin shortly.
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Re: Tape ? 1 year 2 months ago #11628

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Clay reported good results with moleskin also.
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Re: Tape ? 1 year 2 months ago #11632

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I like the chamois. A small square is all it takes. Just enough to wrap around the spine of the knife and extend up to the edge of the jaws. I have cut several from a chamois sold for drying cars.
At the rate I sharpen FFG knives, that should last for years.
I keep several squares around that are clean. Swap them out when I change knives, then wash and stretch them for drying. You can use them for quite a long time by doing that. No reason to throw anything away. No need to be buying rolls of double stick tape.
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Re: Tape ? 1 year 2 months ago #11655

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PhilipPasteur wrote:
I like the chamois. A small square is all it takes.

Phil I just started using the chamois and my square is about 1 inch. How do you stretch them back out? My first thought is to use four pins on piece of wood? Care to share a trade secret? :huh:
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Re: Tape ? 1 year 2 months ago #11678

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I just rinse them well ... getting as much of the grit out as I can and stretch them while wet . I lay them on a paper towel to dry, when dry you can re-stretch them. This helps to make them soft and pliable again as well.

I don't do anything that mechanically stretches the material while drying. Working the chamois when it is dry is the part that makes the biggest difference for me.
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Re: Tape ? 1 year 2 months ago #11690

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One thing that I have tried that is working well is the rubber band type tourniquet used on arms when taking blood. They are the perfect width and thickness and one will last a very long time.

Mark
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Re: Tape ? 1 year 2 months ago #11694

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MarkMassie wrote:
One thing that I have tried that is working well is the rubber band type tourniquet used on arms when taking blood. They are the perfect width and thickness and one will last a very long time.

Mark
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tomorrow i will go out and buy some chamoiss and the rubber arm deal - i like the sound of it.
i have another lot of knives to do for a vistor from the fare on monday.

thanks everyone for the tips
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