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  • #31446
    Readheads
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    Here is the knife I sharpened (12 inch blade).  It was one of my first ones done on WEPS (it was not clamped near the tip).  I like your string approach.

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    #31939
    Edwe
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    Any news about the alignment guide?

    #31940
    wickededge
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    Any news about the alignment guide?

    We’re still working on the details, but it’s coming along.

    -Clay

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    #32025
    cbwx34
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    Oh yeah… the Alignment Guide… 🙂

    Spekaing of that, I was wondering if anyone would find it useful to have the 5/8″ marks (what the W.E. is calibrated at) added…

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    #32030
    wickededge
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    Oh, that’s a good idea Curtis. Brilliant, thanks!

    -Clay

    #32040
    Mark76
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    Answer: yes. I think it’s been picked up already 🙂 .

    Molecule Polishing: my blog about sharpening with the Wicked Edge

    #32266
    Bill Kirkley
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    It looks like a great way to reproduce a given knife’s position in the clamp for resharpening.

    I have not read the entire thread. Did anyone discuss the need to address blade rotation in the vise?  I know this has been covered in other posts but a new user should be made aware of this and know how to correct for rotation using the angle cube

    #34208
    digitedawg
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    Hello all.  Newbie here.  Thanks and much appreciation to all contributing to this thread.   I have learned a lot lurking here.  I have been bedeviled by the issue driving this thread. I got my Gen 3 about a month and a half ago and thought I would never have another bad night’s sleep.  I’m sure most on the forum would agree that factory edges are rarely sharp at least by our definitions or have anywhere close to perfectly matched bevels. But… How do the makers achieve the uniformity that they DO get?  (I know, they aren’t all that uniform – bevels are not uniform each side of the edge and such.)  However I don’t generally see the makers delivering knives with the particular artifact we are talking about here – of bezels falling out of zero degree angle uniformity from heel to tip, broadening the bezel toward the tip, as has been my issue.  Given the huge amount of time, effort and money that we are spending on theory and gear here, and not to denigrate the WE or the art of sharpening,  besides the fact that no-one else has come as close as Clay to solving the problem, but I’m feeling stuck on this one issue – I am wondering how the makers deliver as uniform a bevel, (end-to-end, not side to side), as they do and how we could pick it up from there?

     

    #34210
    CliffCurry
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    Welcome to the forum man!  Im not sure if your question is this simple to answer but this may help to think about when trying to get a uniform secondary bevel thickness along the length of the blade.

    Finding the Sweet Spot – Positioning Your Knife from Front to Back


    I’ve had more than a few that widened out considerably at the tip, especially kbar type knives with thick points before really paying attention to critical positioning.  Honestly Im not sure it can be avoided and a totally even width bevel from heel to tip achieved, especially also on ones with a huge curve up at the tip.

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    #34218
    M1rrorEdge
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    I would watch this video.  It doesn’t get any better than this (From the Maker of the WickedEdge- Clay ).  The document above is perfect too.

    Eddie Kinlen
    M1rror Edge Sharpening Service, LLC
    +1(682)777-1622

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