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post #21 of 29 Old 01-17-2013, 08:46 AM
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In old times knife-grinders were travelling around in Sweden and sharpened all kinds of tools.
They were travelling by bicycle and the grinding wheel was attached to the bicycle
and treaded with the pedals.



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post #22 of 29 Old 01-17-2013, 09:26 AM
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sharp!

I can now have an after retirement career. Where can I get the grinding attachment and will it fit on a Harley? I may have to use a Briggs auxillary engine. I remember the shapener guy with a horse drawn wagon on the streets of Chicago, then they went to a small truck. I don't recall any bicycle mounted sharpeners.
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So, what the Hello happened? Did those guys sharpen everything and we have never had to need their services again?
I recognize that steel qualities have improved, kitchen knives do hold their edges for longer.
BUT, in my kitchen, I need 4 of everything. A dull edge drives me nuts. I can and do fix those.
MY GF likes white ceramic blades for kitchen prep. I think they're brittle and they chip easily.
Mind you, they stay sharp 10X longer than steel and I don't care what you think of your steel.

Where are the sharpening people? I have a standing opportunity to teach(?) sharpening to people in my little village. Should I become one of those faceless dudes, pumping a bicycle grinder?
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I can now have an after retirement career. Where can I get the grinding attachment and will it fit on a Harley? I may have to use a Briggs auxillary engine. I remember the shapener guy with a horse drawn wagon on the streets of Chicago, then they went to a small truck. I don't recall any bicycle mounted sharpeners.
http://thepleasanthouse.com/2008/10/...ife-sharpener/

http://amhistory.si.edu/onthemove/co...object_34.html

Some poor soul got kicked out and left on the road for this set up.
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Fairly poor effort. I need 4x4 and snow chains.
Fortunately, my 4WD GMC Suburban 3/4T with the 454/7.6l engine
can grind through it all.

But, we have a monthly "show and tell" visit thing going in the village.
Maybe I should take a bunch of kitchen things and do them up.
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So, what the Hello happened? Did those guys sharpen everything and we have never had to need their services again?
I recognize that steel qualities have improved, kitchen knives do hold their edges for longer.
BUT, in my kitchen, I need 4 of everything. A dull edge drives me nuts. I can and do fix those.
MY GF likes white ceramic blades for kitchen prep. I think they're brittle and they chip easily.
Mind you, they stay sharp 10X longer than steel and I don't care what you think of your steel.

Where are the sharpening people? I have a standing opportunity to teach(?) sharpening to people in my little village. Should I become one of those faceless dudes, pumping a bicycle grinder?
Disposability happened. Also, a lack of skills.

I know a lot of people who have no idea that their kitchen knives are dull; they came that way from the factory, and they've never used a decent knife. I can go to Home Depot and buy a decent handsaw that will cut OK for a year or so for fifteen bucks: most people would, therefore, choke on spending $100 to buy it and $20 every year or so to sharpen it. Same goes for things like table saw blades... it costs more to sharpen a really good one than it does to buy an OK one. And if you've never USED a good one, you have no idea that there's any difference.
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OK, I'm gonna get flamed for this

http://www.harborfreight.com/4-sided...ock-92867.html




I must have 5 of these stones all around the house and shops.
I dress my kitchen knives when I can't cut into an orange, apple or tomato without resistance. I resharpen a Stanley knife blade when it won't drag on my fingernail. I dress my lockblade folding knife about 3 times per week, more when I use it for digging dandelions in the yard or scraping a bit of rust off a piece of metal..... it's a cheapie....and I'm a cheap skate.

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Fine sandblasting sand and Portland cement would probly do the job. I will be making one I. The spring, trial and error type thing here. The materials are so cheap you could make many until the right mix is found.
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I must have 5 of these stones all around the house and shops.
I dress my kitchen knives when I can't cut into an orange, apple or tomato without resistance. I resharpen a Stanley knife blade when it won't drag on my fingernail. I dress my lockblade folding knife about 3 times per week, more when I use it for digging dandelions in the yard or scraping a bit of rust off a piece of metal..... it's a cheapie....and I'm a cheap skate.
That looks pretty cool. Are they any good for chisels? I'm guessing they have for different grits.

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