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  1. rockhound
    12-19-2012 11:43 AM
    Hi again bowman,
    I know about the Work Sharp tool. I had posted questions (with a link) about using it for creating secondary bevels.. maybe a month ago. All responses basically boiled down to... "no". Everyone sa## it would work well as a "sharpener" but not heavy duty enough to 'create' initial bevels. I don't know... to me it looked like it might at least establish a uniform bevel angle if nothing else. If you get it let me know please. I have two more knives that will need cutting edge bevels within the next month or so. I really dread the file/sandpaper process, takes forever and not 100% accurate. There has to be an easier way (other than 2X72).
  2. Bowman
    12-19-2012 08:45 AM
    So, I tried a variety of methods to put a secondary bevel on my first blade and though it worked I'm not happy with it. I tried sandcloth followed by a cheap two-s##ed stone. I managed to scratch the blade on the coarse stone and my angle is a little too acute. Anyway, I might try a Work Sharp unit. Looks like they get pretty good reviews if you haven't heard of them. I can get one locally for $79. I'll let you know how it works.
  3. Bowman
    11-21-2012 10:55 PM
    I was wondering if you tried coarse sharpening stones? Obviously they're good for sharpening but I don't know if it would just be a lesson in frustration trying to establish a secondary bevel.
  4. Bowman
    11-21-2012 07:21 AM
    Hey Rockhound

    I'm wondering if you'd recommend using that diamond file/emery cloth combo for putting a secondary bevel on a blade. I'm almost there on my first and second but need to figure it out. Not a lot of guys doing this without a grinder and most v##eos etc. are just for sharpening. Thanks for your time.

  5. Crex
    10-09-2012 03:49 PM
    Hey Chris
    Sorry I missed this post, too many directions at once. Was getting things set up for my semi-annual Hammer-ins I conduct in NGA every year. Lot of work but also lot of fun. Currently up in my laffin place with my Grandson, digging/panning for saphires, etc. He's 8 and an av## creek deweller. Little cool but we've managed to work up a sweat rolling boulders to get to the good stuff. Found two small ones, opaque purple, yesterday. He's just as happy finding stauralite crosses.
    Thank you for the overwhelming compliments. Just doing what I do. Been retired twice, this one took. Really enjoy the freedom to get dirty all the time. Now trying to find more time to toss flies at big tailing reds in the gulf......separate passion of mine.
    Any time I might be of assistance just holler. My personal email is quicker (more direct).
  6. Crex
    09-25-2012 06:52 AM
    Thread's getting a little long and d##n't want to go too far off topic. Thanks for the invitation, don't get out to the shining mountains as much as I want. Done a good share of grubbing for gold. My grandfather was a geologist/prospector and travelled everywhere. He, his brother, my dad and brother spent two years in Dahlonega, GA during the gold rush there. Very successful enterprise. Therefore Dad was good at it (he taught me to forge). I think we tumbled every boulder in N GA to scrape for placer. I take grandson to the creeks to look for valuables / dinosaurs. Gold is difficult for him, but has found nice saphires and favorite, a near perfect Stauralite/Fairy Cross. Gets better everytime.
    The sheath offer stands, just let me know if you dec##e to go that direction. Been a good thread for beginners, lots of useful information and questions.
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