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Sharpen a knife - PEP BB tool.sand.knife

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Here is my knife sharpening BB. Blunt tearing of an envelope. Sharpening set up and two stages of sharpening and honing of one of the knives and then the final sharp cutting of the same envelope.
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Could you provide:
- pic of the sharp knife having cut halfway through a piece of paper

key part being the pic of the sharp knife

 
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Here is my submission for the Tool Care - Sand - Sharpen a Knife BB.

I pulled out five 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.  
This BB is for the Chicago Cultery paring knife as it had the biggest (most dramatic) change.  When I first tried to cut the paper, the knife pushed the paper out of the way and did not cut or tear the paper.
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.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
 + a picture of the knives about to be sharpened with a whetstone, whetstone oil, and dr. Bronner's soap
 - 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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Knives and supplies
Knives and supplies
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Paring knife bends paper out of path of blade
Paring knife bends paper out of path of blade
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action shot
action shot
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knife cutting through paper :)
knife cutting through paper :)
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I actually sharpened a LOT of knives a while back when I got our sharpening stones, but I didn't document it. I just have to wait for them to dull again then I will do the sharpen a dozen knives BB. For now, here is a kitchen knife from the cottage I sharpened up.
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Really had to force her through
Really had to force her through
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Rough smith's whetstone
Rough smith's whetstone
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Fine diamond stone
Fine diamond stone
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Much better
Much better
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I'm using a combo coarse/fine whetstone and leather strop.
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Stone and strop
Stone and strop
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Green Knife Before
Green Knife Before
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Green Knife Action
Green Knife Action
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Green Knife Sharp
Green Knife Sharp
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I sharpened my chefs knife
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not sharp
not sharp
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I did this for like 45 minutes
I did this for like 45 minutes
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finally got it
finally got it
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My BB submission for Sharpen a Knife. I used a King water stone.
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Very dull kitchen knife
Very dull kitchen knife
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Action pic of sharpening with coarse side of two sided stone
Action pic of sharpening with coarse side of two sided stone
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We have a sharp knife now!
We have a sharp knife now!
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For BB consideration. 400 stone followed by 1000 stone. Kitchen knife.
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Trouble even getting a tear started
Trouble even getting a tear started
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Hard to sharpen and take a picture at the same time
Hard to sharpen and take a picture at the same time
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Much better
Much better
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Do we get any points for the first few badge bits in Sand or only the last few?
Sharpen a knife
Sharpen a hatchet
Sharpen a chainsaw chain
Sharpen clean and oil a shovel
Clean a shop
Make a wedge style handle
All these have no points? Am I missing something?
 
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First I went through the kitchen and looked through all the kitchen knives, I thought that the knife we use the most would be dull as it isn't cutting as well as before. That sliced through the paper, so I went through knife after knife cutting paper until I decided to get some of my mora knives and then I remembered that the knife marked in the picture is one I've never sharpened.

I got the knife from a drawer filled with old rusted knives that my father had rescued a long time ago. I had removed all the rust but it had much pitting in the blade and the edge was gone. I guess I just put it in my toolbox and used other knives.

I'm going to use synthetic water stones to sharpen the knife.
Without a cutting edge it was very difficult to even cut the paper at all.
With the result of cutting the paper I decided start on a even coarser grit stone.

A few minutes later... many mores minutes later...
I would have taken more pictures but I guess I was in the zone.

Cutting paper easily.
The knife has an edge again after many years without one.
There is still some small pitting left but I guess it will be gone next time I sharpen it.
I used the diamond plate to flatten the stones and remove filings, so my stones are ready for the next tool.

I have to agree with the man in the video that dulled edged tools are more dangerous to use. If I have to add a lot of force when using an edged tool, I stop for a moment and think perhaps I should sharpen or use a another tool instead.
If I know I'm not going to use or store a tool for a long time I usually wipe it down with linseed oil(boiled or raw) so it will not rust easily.

Now I have another slöjd knife which I can use for the rest of my life.
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Some of my kitchen and mora knives.
Some of my kitchen and mora knives.
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Synthetic water stones.
Synthetic water stones.
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No edge.
No edge.
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Sharpening on coarser grit stone.
Sharpening on coarser grit stone.
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Cuts paper easily.
Cuts paper easily.
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Another cut.
Another cut.
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After so long a new edge.
After so long a new edge.
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Cleaning up and getting stones ready for the next time.
Cleaning up and getting stones ready for the next time.
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Bill Anderson wrote:Do we get any points for the first few badge bits in Sand or only the last few?
Sharpen a knife
Sharpen a hatchet
Sharpen a chainsaw chain
Sharpen clean and oil a shovel
Clean a shop
Make a wedge style handle
All these have no points? Am I missing something?


All the tasks on the Tool Care Sand list are required so they don't need points.  The Bike maintenance one is broken up into points so you don't have to do all of them.
 
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