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#1 posted 12-27-2013 08:44 PM

I’ve got a team of three trained monkeys and one gorilla that do all my sharpening. They use an oilstone, a slow speed grinder – sometimes with a wolverine jig – some waterstones, my surface grinder, a large diamond stone, a pile of slips and cones, sandpaper on glass, a veritas jig for holding the angle, and a worksharp WS3000. Whatever floats their boat that day is what they play with. Before I got the trained monkeys I had a team of octopi and starfish that did my sharpening for me. They had the Delta Sharpening Center, the Grizzly knockoff of the Tormek, an even bigger pile of oil and waterstones, diamond files, a big 10” grinder, a smaller 6” grinder, a leather strop, a big wooden spindle they’d turned on the lathe with various shapes on the edge and some rouge impregnated into the MDF. They even used a belt sander every now and then. They were good guys, but they tried to go union so I let them go and went with the monkeys.

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