Sharpening block

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Bri in Chi, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Bri in Chi

    Bri in Chi

    May 28, 2003
    At the MWKK, Warren and I got to talking about convex edge sharpening techniques. This idea popped into my head and I finally got around to making a prototype. The block is made from 2 pieces of 3/4" LDF glued together. 2 spring paper clips screwed to the ends hold strips of abrasive paper or cloth securely. I used the usual piece of mouse-pad rubber for the surface. Then it occurred to me, why not glue another piece of mouse-pad on the bottom for a non-slip base?
    Watcha think? :confused:
     
  2. hollowdweller

    hollowdweller

    Sep 22, 2003
    I had been thinking about something like that too. Can you give a closeup of the clips? I can't quite make out the style. Thanks for sharing. I definately want to make one.
     
  3. ddean

    ddean

    Mar 26, 2002
    Had something sima;lar in mind.

    rather than pad,
    gap under the sand paper
    using the strip rolls from Harbor frieght
    and adjust the tension as desired.

    Just want to figure out a simple tensioner.
    One of these days........

    & just saw something simpler but more elaborate at the Arms Show
    couple of weeks bback.
    Fellow was selling -big- adjustable version
    for shaping rifle stocks.
    It was in 2-pieces that slid together,
    you expanded it to tighten tension on the sandpaper.
    Probably I'll end up with something similar
    when I get a round toit.
     
  4. WarrenR

    WarrenR

    308
    Dec 27, 2003
    Looks sweet and a great Idea Brian...keep us posted on how its workin' out.
     
  5. rjudoka

    rjudoka

    314
    Oct 11, 2003
    Quick and easy stropping block for convex.....

    piece of wood a couple inches wide and a foot or so long, go to your local fire dept, they will more than likely be glad to give you a couple of feet of fire hose that is worn out. the fire hose is heavy canvas on the outside with rubber inside, glued to the board it seems to have just the right amount of give. I'll try to post pic tommorow, still trying to figure out how with new computer.

    Rick
     
  6. Bri in Chi

    Bri in Chi

    May 28, 2003
    Get some at any office supply... I use them for clamps a lot too...
     
  7. Bri in Chi

    Bri in Chi

    May 28, 2003
    Spent a little time today with a 12" sirupati. Convexed the edge and re finished the blade to 400 grit. polished the edge to 1,000. Then I thought, after my nightly flossing, will this thing pass the free-hanging floss test? Yup! :D :eek:
     
  8. demon tessu

    demon tessu

    270
    Mar 26, 2004
    sweet ! death to all dental floss
     
  9. Bri in Chi

    Bri in Chi

    May 28, 2003
    Then I decided to try it out on my thumb. Worked good. :eek: :grumpy:
     
  10. Nasty

    Nasty Chief Cook & Bottle Wash

    Nov 11, 2003
    Yikes!!! :eek:

    From the trail under your nail, it looks like you clipped yourself a good one there Bri...
     
  11. Bri in Chi

    Bri in Chi

    May 28, 2003
    Thanks Ray, but the major injury was to my self esteem. I can't be trusted with anything that sharp. :eek:
    Live and learn, right?
     

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