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Old 11-11-2013, 03:56 PM
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I'm going to a local sportsman's club meeting this week to watch a knife sharpening demo. I'll see if they demo the belt sander.
I need to do something with all of the dull knifes I have.



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I've used a Spyderco Triangle Sharpmaker for years and it works extremely well. I wouldn't dare subject any of my knives to a belt sander.
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I can take 2 passes on a homemade 2x72 belt sander with a worn 320 grit belt, a couple of passes on the buffing wheel and then slice through paper like butter.
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I feel totally lost on this one. I use a Japanese 4000/8000 grit wet stone and I can make razors out of almost anything I carry in my pocket. Take the stone, drop it in a bucket of water for an hour or so to soak, and then I sharpen all five of my pocket carries and two sheath knives as well.
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Hi Dickn52
Where do you get your Japanese 4000/8000 grit wet stone?
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Hi Dickn52
Where do you get your Japanese 4000/8000 grit wet stone?
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Bought mine from Woodcrafters many moons ago. Remember they need to be soaked in water to work properly.
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I went to the woodworker's store in St. Louis and got a leather belt to fit my Harbor Freight belt sander. The sander is junk, but it functions. You have to take it home and tear it apart then re-assemble it properly to get it to work right. Even then it squeals and squalls like a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.
I keep the belt loaded with green rouge. A couple quick passes turns my knives shaving sharp. The blade does have to be properly shaped on a stone, but once it is all you have to do is strop it on the sander when it needs it. I can't imagine anything easier, quicker, or more effective.
If I was doing it again I would invest in a better belt sander.

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