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Offline Chad R

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Re: Simmons Sharpening Tutorial
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2008, 01:34:00 PM »
Good questions Joe.  I wondered the same thing.  Great tutorial Land Shark!  Thanks!!!

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Re: Simmons Sharpening Tutorial
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2008, 07:42:00 PM »
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Re: Simmons Sharpening Tutorial
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2008, 08:58:00 PM »
Nice post, might have to give my tree sharks another try.
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Offline Landshark160

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Re: Simmons Sharpening Tutorial
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2008, 10:24:00 PM »
Joe, I am using a standard medium grit wheel for grinding the relief.  

The wax I am using is actually called a conditioning grease that came with a cardboard wheel set I purchased.  I don't know exactly what it's made up of, but it has properties similar to paraffin wax.  As long as it will melt to keep the blade from building heat, I think any wax would work.

I make strokes going away for one side of the blade and toward for the other.  One thing I forgot to mention is when grinding a burr, I usually go in a circular motion.  When removing the burr, I just make smooth strokes.  It really doesn't matter how you do it, but this is just the way I do it.

Yes, the guide rides directly on the hone.  Before I started regrinding the factory bevel with the grinder, I would wear out a guide each season.  But if you will grind your relief with the grinder, I wouldn't be surprised if a guide lasts 10 years or more.

As a side note, the Simmons heads you used to get when Jerry owned the company had a better angle ground on them right out of the package. They didn't look quite as polished and neat as the ones produced now, but boy would they sharpen up quick.
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Offline Joe Clark

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Re: Simmons Sharpening Tutorial
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2008, 02:26:00 PM »
Chris,
Thanks for answering my questions. Wasn't surprised by any of you answers but it always seems to help clear things up and make learning easier when doubt is eliminated.

Thanks again for posting the tutorial, that's the kind of stuff you can never get too much of.

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Re: Simmons Sharpening Tutorial
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2008, 11:48:00 PM »
TTT, it's gettin that time of the year.
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Re: Simmons Sharpening Tutorial
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2009, 07:11:00 PM »
ttt again !
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Re: Simmons Sharpening Tutorial
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2009, 08:54:00 PM »
Would the Grizzly Sharpener System work in sharpening the Interseptor?
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Re: Simmons Sharpening Tutorial
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2009, 08:15:00 PM »
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Offline Landshark160

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Re: Simmons Sharpening Tutorial
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2009, 08:40:00 PM »
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Originally posted by Interseptor:
Would the Grizzly Sharpener System work in sharpening the Interseptor?
Yeah, it'll work fine.  I use the paper wheel a good bit, but still think you get little better edge with the guide.
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