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    i have been carving now for about4 yrs, actively 1.....and i had to share....SHARPENED my knives and chisels the other day and to my joy i left little cuts all over my thumb.......you just dont understand how much that ment to me!!! when i first started i was always tickled by getting new knives because after a projest or to i knew i wouldnt be sharp anymore.....i was so good at sharpining i could have got a job with any butter knife factory!!!lol, so i thought ide share , have a good day guys!!!

  • #2
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    Sounds like it is time to get a thumb protector Buffy. Congrats on getting that sharpening down.

    Tom
    If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

    www.spokanecarvers.com

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    • #3
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      Very rewarding getting sharpening down to a science. I have to thank Tom Ellis, his Tomz Knife Massager helped me alot !!

      Dave

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      • #4
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        Those little cuts on your thumb can be dangerous. If they should become infected, it could end your carving days...You need the thumb to help hold the knife. So I agree with Tom, time to get a thumb guard. I recommend carvers safety tape.

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        • #5
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          What's really fun is when you wrap your finger and still cut your thumb through the tape...........duh!!!!

          A sharp edge and ME do not go together.

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          • #6
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            Congratulations on getting that sharp edge Buffy.
            When I was learning to sharpen my knife, I could not get that wire edge everybody was talking about.
            I felt like I was being led on a snipe hunt [a search for something that was not there].
            Finally, (weeks later) I learned what they meant by locking your wrist to keep the same angle for every stroke.
            It is a nice feeling to get ‘sharp as new’ edge again.
            I guess the butter knife factory will have to get someone else!

            Frank D

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            • #7
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              So proud of you Buffy. Each one of us climbed that same ladder at some point and we all know where you are coming from. Way to go.

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              • #8
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                It is a truly great day when the light finally comes on and it all somehow, kinda sorta, almost maybe, makes enough sense that you can "do it again...and again....and again.."

                Congratulations!! and I think most here are rather proud of you with this single accomplishment...Now it's your turn to try to explain to the next person that asks...."how do I get this sharp??"

                Way to go...

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                • #9
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                  Now that's something to be proud of!!! It's a hard skill to master.
                  Brandant Robinson
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