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  • #55461
    Henry
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    Hi everyone and welcome to my quest for the wickedest edge in Massachusetts.

    I’ve been a whetstone freehand sharpener for decades and am looking to finally get with it and move to a guided system for precision, accuracy, repeatability, and possible to make a few side-hustle bucks to maybe cover the hobby expense or at least bring joy and  delight to people who will see what a sharp and durable knife really is.

    Anyway, I’ve been enchanted with the WE system for a few years but just haven’t pulled the trigger. I was frankly ready weeks ago during the sale, but WE has been all sold out every time I checked in. I’m hoping Clay will cut me a break and offer same pricing when systems get back in stock… however, the point of this posing is to ask if anyone’s familiar with resin bonded diamond stones and if WE had any plans to bring that offering to the ecosystem.

     

    Everything I’m reading about resin bonded diamond stones seems fantastic.  Longer life, embedded diamonds rejuvenate (as long as very little pressure is used), a much more polished and refined finish, smother and faster cutting, and the Chosera whetstone user feedback.  You know, when you’re sitting on a good stone the stone and knife resonate like a fine violin and sing a pleasurable note back when you’re playing the system well…  ok, maybe I’m not a poet, but there is lot to be said for stone/knife feedback.

    Can anyone comment on resin bonded diamond stones and does anyone have any idea if WE intends to add these to the ecosystem?

     

    with sincere advanced thanks,

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    #55498
    Rodger
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    I know nothing about them, but it sounds very interesting. Hoping someone else who does know will post an answer. Thanks

    #55501
    Henry
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    Thanks for the note Roger. I wouldn’t think many on this forum use this as it seems to be in a format for the “other” big 3  style guided sharpeners. With that being said, every review comes just short of calling this format miraculous.

    I look forward to any input.

    #56537
    MarcH
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    This is my latest “concept project”.  I was curious if this type of diamond stones were any good.  Henry, the original poster certainly seems impressed by this diamond sharpening medium.  They seem very cool.  It’s a good idea to be able to refresh the abrasive surface.  Still, I found myself with mixed feelings after digesting everything I could find to read about them.  Afterall, these still are diamond sharpening stones which I’ve found through experiences aren’t always the best choice of sharpening medium to use with every steel.  Especially with the super hard, more brittle, Japanese steels.  These sometimes suffer from carbide bust outs with diamond sharpening stones.

    I couldn’t get the stone’s maker of these Diamond Resin Matrix sharpening stones to make me a set that would be sized to mount on Wicked Edge paddles.  So I worked with what I could get.  I just finished making the set and haven’t even tried them yet.  I still have some other projects I’m in the middle of so it’ll just have to keep till I have time to sit down to sharpen some knives.

    Here’s some pictures of the set I made.  It was a fun project!

    Edge-Pro-Diamond-Matrix-Stones-on-WE-paddles

    Edge-Pro-Diamond-Matrix-Resin-for-WE

    Edge-Pro-Diamond-Matrix-for-W.E.

    EP-DRM-mounted-on-WE-paddles

    Edge-Pro-on-W.E.-handles-profile
    1617837050403_EP-on-WE-handles-end-view

     

     

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-Its)

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    #56547
    Henry
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    Hi Marc,

     

    You’ve been busy it seems! I guess my idea resonates enough with you to invest a few bucks (or more) and a lot of time to put these together.

     

    They look fabulous. Well done? 👏

    Thanks!

    I look forward to your expert feedback!

     

    good luck and thanks again for taking the effort!

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    #56549
    MarcH
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    Just trying to stay on “the cutting edge” with the Wicked Edge.  Pun intended!

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-Its)

    #56550
    Henry
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    Marc, you crack me up. You must be “wicked sharp”!

    #56551
    Henry
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    From boston area here where everything is wicked edgy!

    #56562
    Mr.Wizard
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    This is my latest “concept project”. I was curious if this type of diamond stones were any good.

    That looks expensive. You must be quite a perfectionist to not just use his 4″ stones.  https://www.cgsw.us/1×4%20Resin%20Bond%20Diamond%20Stones.html

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    #56564
    MarcH
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    I wanted these Diamond Matrix stones to be sized similarly to all my other W.E. handles.  That way I can better compare the abrasives because all factors considered, my sharpening strokes, methods and techniques should stay pretty much the same.

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-Its)

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    #56565
    tcmeyer
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    From boston area here where everything is wicked edgy!

    And wicked edgy when referring to the prices as well!  Wife and I were there in ’94 for proton beam treatments at Harvard.  I think I paid $18 to park for a 20-minute breakfast near Harvard Square.  Otherwise, a great time.

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