Sharpening Center #4: Kitchen Knives

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 10-14-2016 03:23 AM 918 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Since I was working in my sharpening center, my Annie asked me if I would sharpen some of her kitchen knives. Sure! Put them on a tray and bring them in.

I used my Grizzly water wheel grinder with my Tormek knife sharpening jig. I visually check the bevel I needed for each knife by raising the adjustable bar above the grinder. In this position I can grind a bevel faster than if the bar was in the horizontal position. At least that is what the instructional videos say. I assume it is because I can apply more pressure down on the turning wheel plus the turning direction is into the blade of the knife.

This photo shows the Tormek knife holding jig and how it is held above the grinder with the adjustable bar. The black plastic handle can be twisted or screwed up or down making the distance longer or shorter to the cutting wheel. By lengthening the jig or shortening it adjusts the bevel angle slightly.

This image below is a close-up view of the large knife’s edge. In my camera view I can see a nick. I had taken the knife to my strop. I may have worked that nick out, but I didn’t check. I will get it next time I sharpen these kitchen knives. These knives are washed and ready to use…

-- --- Happy Howie

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