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HARD FELT STROP/HONING WHEEL

 

HomeMade / HandMade

Blue Lightning Hard Felt Strop/Honing Wheel

All Parts/ingredients and the Knifemaker were made in the

 

USA

 

HOME / SECRET RECIPE

 

Felt used was made by 

 

ECOFI Hard fely

 

Eco-fi is the high-quality PET fiber

made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

 

Felt used to make wheels was purchased from

Joann Fabrics and Crafts, Waterford, Orlando , Florida

 

Felt stabilized using a similar process following the Loctite System

My home stabilizing system follows the LOCTITE system using simpler parts/units .

The stabilizing is used for wood, antlers,

cloth, felt, any material that will absorb water.... plus metal units

Here is the information Link 

 Link for Stabilizing Help Instructions

 

Open using Adobe Acrobat

 

 

Knife in the first picture below is Homemade using ATS-34 kitchen knife razor sharp
displayed in a piece of sliced paper.  Rouge used is dry White rouge.
Wheel diameter is 7.000,  Width 1.500", Bore .750".

This was the first one.
Fabric displayed is "Rainbow Classic Felt"
100% Polyester ....Made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles.
Might be one of your used bottles....

Final step for Sharpening the WORLD'S Knives !

WORKS GREAT  !!

Second wheel, on left, was made with same material is 1.250" thick by 9.00"Diameter
 with a one inch bore.
 This bore size allows easy addition of different size bushings
Again...

WORKS GREAT  !!




Hard Felt Honuing Wheel 10 inch
                           Hard Felt Wheel


BLUE LIGHTNING !!

Hard Felt Strop/Honing Wheel.

All parts and ingredients plus the Knifemaker were made in the

USA


Hard felt honing wheel on the left is used for the final step in sharpening your knives.

This Honing Wheel is used with or without white rouge buffing compound.

The wheel (Blue) is for needed sharpening before honing wheel on left.

It is used with a 3/4 HP Baldor Buffer....1800 RPM

The buffer can easily be rotated 180 degrees or any angle you want..

Baldor Buffer

It will give you a sharpened knife that is a step above razor sharp !

The above left Honing Wheel is same materials different color

The Blue Lightning Honing Wheel
is on the right.



Round Knife     Round knife Leather

Hard Felt Silicon Carbide   Hard Felt Wheel

         

BLUE LIGHTNING !


Top picture on left  is a Round / Head knife for cutting leather.
Handle California Buckeye Burl...stabilized
Blade is ATS-34, Rc 60-61, 1/16 inches thick 4.5 inches wide.

Top right picture is the same type knife...Handmade.
It was sharpened as a test.  It was not sharpened and then honed with the Felt Wheel.
It was completely sharpened with the Felt Wheel.
  

Picture on left below the Round knife ...Brand new Strop/Honing wheel.

Picture on right is dual system. 
The wheel on the left is 1.125" width and diameter is  10.250"
It has 600 grit Silicon Carbide added for final honing
of cutting edge.

Picture on bottom left is an Estwing Hatchet
that can be sharpened,5160 steel.

Round/Head Leather Knife can also be sharpened... no problem.

Quick note:  No rouge is used or needed.

The wheel on right is 1.375" wide by 10.259" diameter.
It is for stropping with white rouge...no Silicon Carbide

 This left picture is the Handmade "Blue Lightning" wheel.  It is
10 1/4" in diameter and is 1 1/4" thick with a 3/4"arbor hole.
Ingredients: Basic wheel as above with added 600 grit Silicon Carbide..
In the picture is the Silicon Carbide used added into the recipe.

Following is Quote for uses from Brownells

"Very fine abrasive powders you can use to “rub in” parts.
Make an abrasive/cutting-oil paste for metal work or use dry
on a soft pad to bring a cured stock finish to a gloss. " 

You can buy a compound that has Silicon Carbide in it that you add to the wheel
For this wheel it is constantly there working for you.

The test knife is an ATS-34 stainless steel knife ( HandMade )
mirror polished ready for sharpening.
Usually done after the handle and bolster are put on.
The knife blade edge was .015 " thick and not sharpened. 
All of the sharpening was done with the new Silicon Carbide wheel.
The first major sharpening test...WORKED... to razor sharp
without using a grinding wheel or belt.


Honed completely sharp...ouch...completely  :)

Wheel will handle  CPM-S35VN ....no problem



Step 1:  If needed clean wheels by using a piece of used 2" X 72" 36 grit grinding belt.
Just rip belt apart by hand into about a 6" to 8" section.
Place it in front of a hard block of wood.  Then hold the block against the wheel. 
It will remove all white rouge you have used....or anything else that is on the wheel.

Step 2:  Sharpen major dull knife with the clean Silicon Carbide Blue Wheel...no White Rouge.

Step 3 :  Add White Rouge to the white wheel to mirror polish cutting edge ( if you want to ).
Then cut a piece of leather to totally remove the feather edge.



BS KNIFE

You can sharpen a worn out Band Saw Blade.  Just start the Band Saw and

use a hand drill with reversible rotation.  Install a grinding bit
and hold it against the Band Saw blade at a good angle to remove
the kerf generated by a new Band Saw blade.  Leave
some of the gullets in bottom of the Band Saw teeth.

Here is the result of the sharpening to cut

Chrome Tanned Water Buffalo Leather .....  5-6 oz. Chocolate

The left picture shows straps that have a wave border for different design
rather than straight cut.  They were cut with the razor
sharp Bandsaw blade on the JET metal cutting bandsaw on the right.
The bottom picture is the sharpened Bandsaw blade. The edge top will be flattened and you will
have a serrated cutting knife edge.

BS KNIFE is a used Band Saw

Leather Straps BS Knife             Band Saw Knife


Bandsaw Blade R=Tooth

 

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