vivi wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:04 am
Gtscotty wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:42 am
wrdwrght wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:27 pm
The diamond rods are not your only Sharpmaker ones, I hope? They’ll cut that LC200N like it isn’t there, and soon it won’t be. They’re for another project, right?
This is just not a problem at all. I've used a variety of diamond stones on everything for quite a while now and haven't ground away blades any worse than any other stone. You just stop sharpening when you're finished, the fact that you get to "finished" quicker is a feature, not a bug.
This is true.
I put over 100 strokes on my SE LC200N Pacific Salt using the diamond rods at 15 degrees and I haven't even reprofiled the top half of the bevel.
OK, see - I have the CBN rods and have put literally 2000+ strokes on my Pacific Salt 2 in an effort to reprofile it to 15 degrees, and it looks almost exactly the same as yours. I also used 100-grit sandpaper for probably half the job as well (creased tightly to the rod).
So, why does it seem yours at "over 100 strokes" looks about the same as mine at 2000+ strokes? I know you have years more experience than me, but in the end, we're just going up/down/up/down right? Can you be doing that 20 TIMES better than I am?
What I'm doing is:
Heel-to-tip down, then back up tip-to-heel, for 10 (20 actual strokes)
Tip-to-heel down, then back up heel-to-tip, for 10 (20 actual strokes)
I'm going slowly and methodically, and I think doing a pretty good job of staying vertical; and I'm keeping the pressure light so avoid damaging the corners of the rods. I go through this process once or twice at a time, maybe 3-5 times per evening. Let's say around 300 strokes per evening, for probably close to two weeks - so actually closer to 3000+ strokes.
So - any insight is appreciated. One thing I was reminded of a few nights ago was to clean the rods more often. I've been cleaning them throughout the process, but could certainly do it more. I was probably going 2-3 days between cleanings. That could be a major culprit, so the night before last I started cleaning more often.