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PEP BB tool.straw.knife - Sharpen a knife

BB tool care - straw badge
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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in tool care.

Sharpen three knives.

There are many youtube videos on the process so watch a few before you get started.




Requirements to complete:
 - sharpen three knives
 - 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

To get certified for this BB, post pics showing, for three knives:

  - closeup of pic of the dull edge OR pic of the dull knife raggedly cutting through a piece of paper
  - action pic of sharpening
  - pic of the sharp knife having cut halfway through a piece of paper
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Approved BB submission
Here is my submission for the Tool Care - Straw - Sharpen Three More Knives BB.

I pulled out six knives to get some practice after watching the Knife Sharpener video.  He inspired me to spend more time on each knife than I probably ever have.  
K1 Chicago Cutlery paring knife - sharpened for sand bb
K2 Chicago Cutlery utility knife
K3 Chicago Cutlery chef knife
K4 sister's chef knife with plastic and rubber handle
K5 sister's paring knife - never did get sharp - decided to throw it out
K6 folding knife - decided not to sharpen



I did make several passes on the secondary edge of each knife before focusing on the primary edge, then finished on a steel.
Also, I used water and dr. Bronner's soap to wet and clean the stone.  I did not use the whetstone oil that came with my stone but have used the oil in the past.  Each side of the whetstone a different "grit" - coarse and fine.

To get certified for this BB, post pics for three knives:
 - closeup of pic of the dull edge OR pic of the dull knife raggedly cutting through a piece of paper
 - action pic of sharpening
 - pic of the sharp knife having cut halfway through a piece of paper

K2 Utility Knife





K3 Chicago Cutlery Chef Knife





K4 Chef Knife



(I'm holding the paper for the photo - I did not hold it like that while testing knife's ability to cut the paper)


the pan of water to rinse the stone - a drop or two of Dr Bronner's
Staff note (Mike Barkley) :

I certify this BB is complete.

 
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