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    Feedback coming on our CBN wheels is very...

    Feedback coming on our CBN wheels is very rewarding. This project took me months and months of efforts and painstaking trials, rejects after rejects and $$$, but I continued against the odds, because...
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    The September batch of our CBN wheels has been...

    The September batch of our CBN wheels has been shipped out, thank you everyone.
    Distribution by countries:
    41% bought by Australia
    7% bought by New Zealand
    22% bought by Europe, UK & Ireland
    30%...
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    CBN wheels currently used in our workshop ...

    CBN wheels currently used in our workshop

    http://knifegrinders.com.au/Equipment/CBN_wheels.JPG
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    The CBN wheels will be in our Sydney stock in the...

    The CBN wheels will be in our Sydney stock in the 3rd week of September, please check availability on our website.

    We, I mean Australia and New Zealand, overpay ridiculously for the Tormek diamond...
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    Our CBN wheels production run

    We've finished 9-month testing of our CBN wheels, and the first production batch will be in our stock by mid September 2019. We joke in my team that the testing took as long as a pregnancy term...
  6. Software for Scheppach Tiger WetStone Grinder...

    Software for Scheppach Tiger WetStone Grinder models 2000 (older) and 2000s has been coded, many thanks to volunteers.

    Is out there an owner of Scheppach model 2500 willing to help?

    Your...
  7. Any Scheppach Tiger WetStone Grinder owners there? - need help & free offer

    If you own a Scheppach Tiger WetStone Grinder, models 2000s or 2500 - we need little help with two measurements in exchange for a free application to set grinding angle.

    We offer free computer...
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    I feel uncomfortable having to explain difference...

    I feel uncomfortable having to explain difference between the edge and cut to this no doubt experienced audience.
    I can put the same sharp hair-splitting edge on blades from 12 to 50 included angle,...
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    @Dibbers - I sharpen very basic woodworking...

    @Dibbers - I sharpen very basic woodworking tools, and have limited experience.
    Hundreds if not thousands woodworkers all over the world use it for a reason, and I honestly think we are missing...
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    The show organizers chose to use this tester for...

    The show organizers chose to use this tester for their "The Sharpest Knife" contest - not me.
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    Those living in Adelaide - you can see the BESS...

    Those living in Adelaide - you can see the BESS sharpness tester in action during the Adelaide Knife Show on 4th & 5th Nov 2017.
    https://www.facebook.com/theadelaideknifeshow/
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    Streamlining sharpening protocols is one of the...

    Streamlining sharpening protocols is one of the purposes.
    Knowing the right time to sharpen or replace blades is important for the industry to increase throughput while reducing downtime etc.
    ...
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    @Rob - BESS and similar sharpness testers cannot...

    @Rob - BESS and similar sharpness testers cannot be used for evaluating cutting performance, edge holding ability etc as these depend on the blade geometry, angle and profile - for that testers like...
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    Rob, you miss the point of standard and...

    Rob, you miss the point of standard and communication.
    If my sharpening workshop returns a customer his high-end knife telling him it is 'razor sharp' - this is no more than bragging.
    When the...
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    Let me take this occasion to apologize for...

    Let me take this occasion to apologize for unfortunate mistake I typed in my earlier post regarding the BESS Score to Edge Width correlation.

    Correct are Mike Brubacher's findings, summarized in...
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    There is nothing wrong with similar in-house...

    There is nothing wrong with similar in-house self-made systems, except not being able to communicate your sharpness results to others.

    BESS is a standard shared around the globe. We can make a...
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    Hadn't that been addressed on the page 44 of The...

    Hadn't that been addressed on the page 44 of The KN100 Operating Manual available at the Edge On Up library www.edgeonup.com/Library.html ?
    A quote:

    It is inevitable that comparisons will be...
  18. budget Spartan CBN wheels - first experience

    Got this wheel from Ken Rizza at the US WoodturnesWonders delivered to Australia, for less than the cost of Tormek stock SG wheels:
    Tormek-ready Spartan CBN wheels, all grits. ...
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    The professional edge sharpness tester PT50B has...

    The professional edge sharpness tester PT50B has +/- 5 resolution on the BESS scale (+/- 0.05 micron edge apex width).
    The industrial edge sharpness tester PT50A has 1 BESS of resolution (+/- 0.01...
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    Those calls for "data" honestly baffle me. The...

    Those calls for "data" honestly baffle me.
    The instrument gives you an edge sharpness score, which is a number on an international BESS scale.
    It is like asking for a data behind a Rockwell...
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    For those who may be interested, Our study on...

    For those who may be interested,

    Our study on traditional sharpness tests coupled with the edge apex width in microns and BESS score is coming in the November issue of the Australian Knife...
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    Lappa, the little margin I have from selling...

    Lappa, the little margin I have from selling these instrumets isn't even worth the label "marketing" - some beer money, maybe.
    I started using this sharpness tester the next year it was invented,...
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    I recognise your doubts, and remember mine before...

    I recognise your doubts, and remember mine before I bought the tester for myself.
    Australians are in a better position, thanks to a hire option we offer - no such thing in the US.
    You can hire the...
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    No insult was meant, mate - I meant your words on...

    No insult was meant, mate - I meant your words on not knowing paper and felt wheels - I knew the same little about them in the beginning.

    When I shaped my sharpening hobby into a business, I had...
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    Half of your questions have been put too broad to...

    Half of your questions have been put too broad to answer, and some confuse sharpness and cutting performance.
    There is no trade off between sharpness and durability for any application, you might...
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    Well, I knew the same little in the beginning....

    Well, I knew the same little in the beginning.
    These may well be chisels or knives, doesn't matter.
    Suppose number one is not shaving at all, just scraping - but you aim to get the both blades...
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    Can you help me make a decision with a task we...

    Can you help me make a decision with a task we see daily?

    Suppose you have set edge on 2 blades, and going to deburr and hone them:
    one scores 160 BESS, i.e. has about 1.5 micron edge apex,...
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    This sharpness tester is spot sampling. Though a...

    This sharpness tester is spot sampling.
    Though a BESS calibrated edge sharpness tester is a great tool to determine the degree of sharpness, by itself it is not sufficient to verify quality of the...
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    Happy to announce that as we chat, another PT50...

    Happy to announce that as we chat, another PT50 sharpness tester has just gone to an Australian home - thank you, James at Newcastle!
    James, you at a stretched arm's reach to a realm of sharp edge...
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    I've checked the other most renown sharpness...

    I've checked the other most renown sharpness tester CATRA website, but cannot see anything on tolerance tests or detailed technical info
    www.catra.org/pages/products/kniveslevel1/st.htm

    This...
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    You are right, of course, about the "white...

    You are right, of course, about the "white paper".
    I will check with Mike what he can share.
    He frequents the BESS forum as well, and can be chat to directly.
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    The KN100 Operating Manual is especially rich in...

    The KN100 Operating Manual is especially rich in research and theory data, it is not about the KN100 only - available at the Edge On Up library www.edgeonup.com/Library.html

    The questions you've...
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    I probably didn't read your question right. Are...

    I probably didn't read your question right.
    Are you are after the research data the instrument concept was built on?
    I know that Mike Brubacher had carried out a study together with the Arizona...
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    Though pictured with a knife, the BESS edge...

    Though pictured with a knife, the BESS edge sharpness tester works with woodworker's blades just as fine.
    We only distribute it in Australia and New Zealand, it is manufactured in the US by Edge On...
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    No man is prophet in his own country?

    Can't complain of the volume of orders, but what baffles is that most of them have come from New Zealand, not Australia, despite free delivery within greater Sydney.

    When you are serious about...
  36. Thank you, Neil. I guess i know the answer - yet...

    Thank you, Neil.
    I guess i know the answer - yet could you confirm - the TC won't gum up the CBN wheel, just a diamond wheel will grind the TC better - is this correct?
  37. Pardon my ignorance, what is "TC"?

    Pardon my ignorance, what is "TC"?
  38. Much appreciated, Derek

    Much appreciated, Derek
  39. I though they would be stainless - this confirms...

    I though they would be stainless - this confirms our observations that no matter how high carbon contents is, it is OK to grind on CBN as long as the alloy is stainless.
    On the one hand, we grind on...
  40. I've got a CBN question to you - the leaflet to...

    I've got a CBN question to you - the leaflet to my CBN wheels says to avoid high carbon steels - the kitchen knives you sharpen on yours are of stainless steel, aren't they?
  41. When I saw a new thread of yours with an...

    When I saw a new thread of yours with an attachment, I told myself "Ah-ha, again some good photos from Ilya!" - and wasn't disappointed :)
    Certainly you did hone at some 20+ degree, otherwise you...
  42. Right-on. From memory, Autosol particles are in...

    Right-on. From memory, Autosol particles are in the range of 3-6 micron; 3 micron is size of the smaller ones.
    The Tormek honing paste for leather wheel is the other way - 3 micron is the larger...
  43. On one occasion I tried Green Rouge buffing...

    On one occasion I tried Green Rouge buffing compound on a paper wheel, but couldn't make it stick evenly; ended by rubbing it with a finger dipped in chain saw oil to distribute evenly on the wheel....
  44. Speaking of compressed paper vs MDF - paper...

    Speaking of compressed paper vs MDF - paper wheels should be better for honing.
    Paper wheels stay in-between hones and strops thanks to their compressibility paper wheel deburrs as it hones; while...
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    Thank you for posting this, mate. I use these...

    Thank you for posting this, mate. I use these cheap plates for de-clogging and conditioning Tormek and Japanese stone wheels after truing, do the job well and last long - now just fascinated by your...
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    Ilya, was it a metallurgical microscope? -...

    Ilya, was it a metallurgical microscope? - obviously should be...
    I realised it is first time I see industrial diamonds under magnification - lack of uniformity in the grain size stuns - am I...
  47. ...and with the main focus of this forum in mind,...

    ...and with the main focus of this forum in mind, what was revealed in that discussion of practical importance, is that the best honing angle for chisels and plane blades is +0.4 to +0.5 degree...
  48. Tormek honing wheel LA-220 actually is 215mm

    After we discovered that the Tormek honing wheel LA-220 actual diameter is 215mm, we started a discussion on Tormek forum, with some unexected responses from Tormek
    ...
  49. Tormek leather wheel LA-220 actually is 215mm

    After we found out the Tormek honing leather wheel LA-220 actual diameter is 215mm, we started a discussion on the Tormek forum, with some interesting responses from Tormek.
    ...
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