"Scope the Edge" project

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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby TkoK83Spy » Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:27 am

Count me in Sal if you choose to do so! I think I could be a great help to this project!
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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby Eli Chaps » Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:54 am

I think it's an awesome idea Sal! Another great community-engagement activity.

I don't have a broad enough selection of diamonds to cover the breadth but would really enjoy seeing what comes from the information.

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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby JRinFL » Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:49 am

Great idea, sadly I have little to offer. I will be following closely, however.
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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby troutinCO » Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:27 am

I'm in!

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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby FK » Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:53 am

Fascinating, I will also follow this thread and contribute if possible.
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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby ChrisinHove » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:49 am

This should be a very worthwhile addition to the Mule project, and a great learning opportunity.

Following with interest …

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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby burlyspyder » Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:01 pm

I am interested.

I have full access to multiple labs. Corrosion testing is a possibility, as is advanced (confocal, SEM) microscopy. I should have x-ray diffraction soon for elemental analysis on the SEM. This could be used to identify composition of various carbides in microstructure, and how the edge is affected by carbide inclusions.

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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby N. Brian Huegel » Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:14 pm

As I have been sharpening professionally for 46 years (over 100K+ knives and 10K+ scissors/shears) and 54 years in total, ‘Chasing the Ghost’ seems like the perfect continuation of the Mule project. I’m all in.

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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby RustyIron » Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:19 pm

sal wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:45 pm

We know the "Edge is a Ghost" so these "Ghost hunters" would take on a project that we decide on the forum; "How much force does it take to......? What angle works best for....? What steels respond to a polished edge?, or a Vivi edge? etc. I think it would be fun to develop the "knowledge" we want to learn.
Sounds like an interesting endeavor. My own potential contributions might be limited, as I'm loath to change the angles from what I like, and my "testing" is less scientific and more real-life. But questions about coarseness and technique are always on my mind.

The subject says "scope." I'm all about that. My "good" magnifier is a cheap USB contraption that sits on my desk. But it can tell a lot about what's going on at the edge.

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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby Albatross » Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:20 pm

This is a very fascinating idea that would certainly increase the real-world data many of us are looking for.
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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby steelcity16 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:23 pm

JRinFL wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:49 am
Great idea, sadly I have little to offer. I will be following closely, however.

Same here! Lol! Great and cool idea for sure though! One of these days (when I am a retired empty nester) I will dedicate a large portion of my remaining days to chasing the ghost and hair whittling.
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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:31 pm

Sounds interesting! I'll try to participate where/when I can. Maybe it'll help me to blow the dust off my Hapstone sharpener. I'm embarrassed to admit that I haven't reprofiled anything in a long time. Too many other things have my attention at the moment but I've wanted to change that
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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby James Y » Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:50 pm

This sounds like a great idea!

I have nothing of value to contribute to it, as this stuff goes way over my head. But I'll be watching this thread!

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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby Kevinim82 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:56 pm

I would put myself on the nube level, but will be happy to contribute in what way I can. This is a fun hobby.
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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:29 pm

I would be happy to contribute what I can. Sounds fun.

This could be interesting. I know many here have guided systems, I do not. I use the sharpmaker, benchstones, strops and a mouse pad backed with sandpaper. Depends on the knife. Maybe this will motivate me to get a system with more precise angle control.
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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby kerrcobra » Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:16 pm

This sounds like a great idea, and I'd be interested in participating and contributing what I can.

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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby toxophilus » Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:30 pm

I'd be glad to contribute/participate :usflag

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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby Bloke » Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:43 pm

I’m fairly slack and view sharpening knives like mowing lawns or washing vehicles.

I usually just grab another knife if the one I want to use is blunt but if nothing else I’ll certainly follow with interest. :cheap-sunglasses
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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby Kevinim82 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:13 pm

Bloke wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:43 pm
I’m fairly slack and view sharpening knives like mowing lawns or washing vehicles.

I usually just grab another knife if the one I want to use is blunt but if nothing else I’ll certainly follow with interest. :cheap-sunglasses
I was really hoping you would “Bloke” this thread. In the states scope is a mouthwash…
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Re: "Scope the Edge" project

Postby Bloke » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:20 pm

Kevinim82 wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:13 pm
Bloke wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:43 pm
I’m fairly slack and view sharpening knives like mowing lawns or washing vehicles.

I usually just grab another knife if the one I want to use is blunt but if nothing else I’ll certainly follow with interest. :cheap-sunglasses
I was really hoping you would “Bloke” this thread. In the states scope is a mouthwash…
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