Scary Sharp vs. Tree Topping
#8
  
Rob over at Heartwood ( http://www.rpwoodwork.com/blog/2019/09/3...ess-tests/ ) has a link to our deepest darkest fetish, edge sharpness. I always am confronted by everyone's obsession with sharpening to "scary sharp", but "tree topping" puts that edge into the garbage, or; into the wife's razor for the next year.  Cool
Reply
#9
  Re: Scary Sharp vs. Tree Topping by hbmcc (Rob over at Heartwoo...)
Thanks for the link!

I actually benefited from the link, as it gives some nod to the Fingernail Test, which I have used.

http://knifegrinders.com.au/Manuals/Sharpness_Chart.pdf


Keep 'em coming,
Chris
Chris
Reply
#10
  Re: Scary Sharp vs. Tree Topping by hbmcc (Rob over at Heartwoo...)
She was actually worried when I threw out my disposables and started hunting for blades for my first (Jr. High) DE razor. However, I've pretty much emptied the odd corners holding spares. 

Contrary to the Chart, all double edge blades are not the same. Far from it.
Reply
#11
  Re: RE: Scary Sharp vs. Tree Topping by hbmcc (She was actually wor...)
(10-04-2019, 11:43 AM)hbmcc Wrote: Contrary to the Chart, all double edge blades are not the same. Far from it.

No kidding.  Ask the people who have tried Japanese Feather brand blades.  They recommend dulling them against a cork before trying to shave.
Reply
#12
  Re: RE: Scary Sharp vs. Tree Topping by Bruce Haugen ([quote='hbmcc' pid='...)
(10-05-2019, 10:50 AM)Bruce Haugen Wrote: No kidding.  Ask the people who have tried Japanese Feather brand blades.  They recommend dulling them against a cork before trying to shave.

Those are what I use.  Yellow label. I have been doing 'plastic' surgery on my cheeks for about ten years now. No, I wouldn't suggest dulling. They have their share of scrapers, but do be very careful. Especially, through the first 3 or 4 uses. And, always, always keep the silo doors closed tight. I find that store branded ones made in USA are second best in the sharp arena.
Reply
#13
  Re: Scary Sharp vs. Tree Topping by hbmcc (Rob over at Heartwoo...)
I use Feather blades in a Feather Safety Razor. Great balance and stays sharp a while. Interestingly, the same blade in a 1942 Gillette Super Speed does not hold its edge the same way.

Regards from Perth

Derek
Articles on furniture building, shop made tools and tool reviews at http://www.inthewoodshop.com
Reply
#14
  Re: Scary Sharp vs. Tree Topping by hbmcc (Rob over at Heartwoo...)
For knife blades, I use the fingernail test. I really don't use a test on my edge tools. I have my technique down to where I trust I've done a good enough job to make things sharp.
Still Learning,

Allan Hill
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)