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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-28-2020, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Draw Knife

I recently bought a Jennings Griffin draw knife at a 'moving sale'.

It was very rusty with surface rust. I thought I'd restore it for my own use.
Yesterday, I removed most of the rust, sanded the handles and applied oil to handles.
I still have some rust to remove, then sharpen. Am happy with how this is looking.
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Looking good Hern!

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very nice work on your knife. hope it works well for you.
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Some can be a bear to sharpen. Ever sharpen one before Hern?

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Some can be a bear to sharpen. Ever sharpen one before Hern?
Yes, have sharpen draw knives before. I have several I use. I plan on using the one pictured.
I use stone(s) to sharpen.
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Hern can you use a small grinder to sharpen as well or a file also. and do you sharpen it like a mower blade. I have several and would like to know to sharpen them.
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NorthernPotterCo, I don't use a grinder on any knife. I think I would take off too much metal and mess up the bevel. I have no experience with a small grinder.
The only time I use a file on a knife is to remove nicks. Then I check bevel and nick every couple swipes with file.
I use a stone in circular motion from one end to the other. Then use steel to touch up sharpness as needed.
I use a stone shaped like a hockey puck, to sharpen some draw knives. These stones are made to sharpen axes and commonly called a Lansky stone.

When buying draw knives and spoke shaves at yard sales or flea markets, look at the edge of blade, check for nicks. Look close. Then figure if you can remove them before buying and ask for a discount because of damage.
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Once I have the top of the knife sharp I like to put a slight, real slight, convex edge on the bottom. Makes for a very clean cut. Especially when working softer woods.
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thanks Hern. where can someone buy one of those Lansky Stones?
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