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Yay more tool care!

I was nervous because apparently I chose to sharpen Jocelyn's and Coco's favorite kitchen knife. I used sharpie to help visualize the edge I was creating.

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Dull knife - dullish I should say. The automatic sharpener had left i warped and gouged
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Action Shot!
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Using blue sharpie to aid in getting a consitent thickness of edge
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Dull cut close up
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Sharp cut close up
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Sharp cut through sheet half way
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Sorry for the terrible photo. Here is a better sharpie photo.
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Knife sharpening day!
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All the knives and my lovely artsy notebook, which they will cut.
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Poor knives try so hard but can't cut through a page of the notebook.
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But here comes this fancy tool! It has a diamond something. Or two diamond somethings, coarse and smooth.
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Happy knives now cut! But they tried not to destroy my drawing.
 
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Hi Flora, here are the requirements from the first page.  I don't think your sharpener counts as a "whetstone".  I believe the intent behind this BB is to show you can sharpen a knife using more manual/basic methods.

Requirements to complete:
- must be sharpened with a whetstone (or more than one)
- sharpen secondary edge as well as primary edge
- hone
- test before and after with cutting paper

 
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Ah ok, I didn't get that it has to be a whetstone. I think I have one, although it doesn't look exactly like the ones pictured in this thread. Also, I use it only for the sickle. Which could use some sharpening too!
 
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No problem, I'm glad you have one!  You're on the right track
 
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