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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000348.txt from 1999/04

From: "Hiroshi Nagatsuma" <hiroshi@-----.jp>
Subj: RE: [kl] knife sharpening
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 06:29:23 -0400

Hard Arkansas oil stone is the best to sharpen knives.
Hiroshi
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=93=FA=8E=9E : Tuesday, April 06, 1999 2:22 PM
=8C=8F=96=BC : [kl] knife sharpening

>Take two strips of leather...maybe 2" by 8"...and a piece of wood, same
>width, about 4" longer than the leather. Glue them to to wood... one wi=
th
>the rough side facing out, the other with the smooth side out. Go to an
>auto parts store and get some valve grinding compound...say 600 grit... =
and
>some jewelers rouge. Put the compound on the rough side leather strip,
and
>rub the rouge into the smooth side leather strip. This is your strop.
After
>getting a good edge on the knife with a stone, use the coarse side of th=
e
>strop on the knife edge, then the smooth side. When you used the stone, =
you
>should have moved the knife like you were trying to cut a very thin slic=
e
>off of the stone. When you use the strop, move the blade like you're
>trying to smooth down the leather with the blade, not slice it. This
leaves
>you with an edge that you can shave with. It then takes very little eff=
ort
>to scrape your reeds.
>
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