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Topic: OT Giant Sharpener, was +OT: Sharpening (5 msgs / 171 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
As happened with the Giant Trosser grinder, I became enamored of the
sharpening machine that Ray refers to below, and couldn't help myself.
I ordered it. Notice that, in Ray's words, it is a "full size
machine".
Well, Ray wasn't kidding. I just received word that the sharpener was
shipped. Here is a fragment of the notice:
Weight:	11.0 LBS
Now THAT is a sharpening machine! When it arrives, I can give it a
place of honor next to the excellent 20-pound hand grinder I never
use!
Brian
PS: Alchemist, don't look at this sharpener!
On Dec 30, 2007 12:15 PM, ray  wrote:
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2) From: raymanowen
Me? I disremember, but that's par for the course -ro
On Jan 11, 2008 2:00 PM, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

3) From: ray
Aaaaaaa take it easy on your self Brian you will be a hero to all the gals
in your neighborhood, and your mom and wife as the man that can relay
sharpen knifes!  Get a hold of me in an e- mail and ill give you my secrets
to using it and sharpening different types of blades. It's actually a fun
machine to use and real hard to screw anything up that can't be fixed and
you can make a knife sharper than you ever had before and easier to maintain
it with just a steel for months before you have to do it again. The secret
of the machine is maintaining the proper angles of the blade and it takes
care of that by the nature of how it sharpens the blade.

4) From: Brian Kamnetz
Ray,
Thank you for your very kind offer of assistance when the Giant
Sharpener arrives. I will gratefully take you up on your offer, I am
sure. One example: I have a "lopper" for trimming branches that has a
curved blade that might be challenging.
Brian
On Jan 11, 2008 11:41 PM, ray  wrote:
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5) From: ray
The short answer is: NOPE  I have sharpened my loppers and they are a curved
blade on one side and a stiff fixed blade on the other got the blade razor
sharp made life a lot easier trimming trees and hedges it's no challenge at
all for the machine.  I also made up some diamond honing stones for the
thing it comes with an extra jig for adding stones of any grit you want to
the diamond is great for real tough things to sharpen like the Titanium skin
diving knife I did for a friend, talk about holed an edge!


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