Any knife sharpeners out there?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by PurpleChicken, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    My knives are never sharp enough. I have one of those dual wheel type
    sharpeners and have tried a grinder too.

    Today I picked up a sharpening stone. It's double siding with 2 different
    grits.

    It seems there are a million people online who claim to be the sharpening
    gurus.

    I'd just like some technique advice from one of my friends here.

    Thanks
     
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    My dad retired after many years as the "Scissor Doctor". He used to travel to many Joann Fabric stores in various states. True, good sharpening really is a skill. I can't give you any "techniques" because I've never done it, but he always uses a grinding wheel. Even though he's retired now, he still has customers who mail their scissors and knives to the house and he sharpens and sends them back. If you are desperate to have good, sharp knives and scissors, PM me. His prices are very inexpensive and if you have good quality items, it pays to have them professionally sharpened.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Thanks. Most of my knives, except my Leatherman, are inexpensive.

    If your dad can sharpen scissors he must be good. [​IMG]

    I can't sharpen a stick. [​IMG]
     
  4. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Quote:Me neither which is why dad does all mine! And my pruning shears, lawnmower blades, gardening tools LOL!

    Didn't mean for that to sound like a sales pitch...[​IMG]
     
  5. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    This is a strange suggestion, but if you have any local dog shows going on around your area, there is always a vendor that sharpens items. Every dog show I've ever been to, I've seen a sharpening booth.

    Probably not very helpful, but something to keep in mind...and they do an excellent job.

    Most malls have sharpening too at a cutlery or knife store.
     

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