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    A private ward.

    A private ward.
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    https://i.redd.it/e59irg1i88m41.jpg

    https://i.redd.it/e59irg1i88m41.jpg
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    How to ruin the edge on a knife in 3.... 2........

    How to ruin the edge on a knife in 3.... 2..... 1......done....... 45 degrees?
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    FGS.

    FGS.
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    :icon_biggrin: Old habits die hard! Called it...

    :icon_biggrin: Old habits die hard! Called it Solvol ever since I used it to polish the casings on me Tiger Cub. Halogen days.........(actually 'Joe Lucas Prince of Darkness' days!)
  6. 34mm on 7 inch wrist. Might help. ...

    34mm on 7 inch wrist. Might help.

    https://i.postimg.cc/TPTrt826/IMG-1300-2.jpg
  7. Nah. That'd be the Milgauss every day of the...

    Nah. That'd be the Milgauss every day of the week. :smug:

    Little polar loveliness to brighten up the thread!

    https://i.postimg.cc/h4QCrnvx/IMG-2324.jpg
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    Get a decent seat cover. Or ruin the 'leather'.

    Get a decent seat cover. Or ruin the 'leather'.
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    This is Takefu multilayer VG10 core with 67...

    This is Takefu multilayer VG10 core with 67 layers. It has a flat grind and the edge has a 25deg bevel each side. You could shave with it, or carve the Sunday roast. :-)
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    Yes, or simply glue a strip of leather on the top...

    Yes, or simply glue a strip of leather on the top of one of the stones and insert the rod from the opposite side. Use Solvol Autosol on the strop, it works well. Simply turn the rod around to use the...
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    :icon_biggrin:

    :icon_biggrin:
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    Just shows what a bit of practise can achieve...

    Just shows what a bit of practise can achieve with the Lansky. They're not perfect but they work if used properly. It's all about keeping the angles constant. Most sharpening done freehand on stones...
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    Expensive - Tormek Cheaper - Lansky or...

    Expensive - Tormek

    Cheaper - Lansky or similar.

    A hobby - Waterstones and a tea ceremony.
  14. Unfortunately the other bidder made a bid for the...

    Unfortunately the other bidder made a bid for the same amount as your wife but 17 seconds earlier. Up until that time your wife was the highest bidder.

    In future try adding say 85p to your bid....
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    Yes, it also depends on the type you want. There...

    Yes, it also depends on the type you want. There are a lot of repro desks and 'captains chairs' out there, and some of them are fine enough. Mine had sat in a University office all it's life...
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    Of course if you really want to sharpen knives of...

    Of course if you really want to sharpen knives of all types then a Tormek is your friend.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d8jcG6bzJ4
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    To be honest it depends how much time you're...

    To be honest it depends how much time you're prepared to spend on sharpening. For the home user who has access to some kind of workbench then the Lansky or similar types of systems give the best...
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    All your base are belong to us....

    All your base are belong to us....
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    My advice would be to wait for the right one to...

    My advice would be to wait for the right one to come along. I looked at several until I found the one that I wanted.
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    Yes they can be picked up for reasonable money,...

    Yes they can be picked up for reasonable money, and usually are in pretty good condition.
    I paid about £250 for mine I think a few years back but the size and type was exactly what I was looking...
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    And the other prospective employer was perhaps...

    And the other prospective employer was perhaps less appealing at the time!
  22. Interesting to hear someones symptoms described...

    Interesting to hear someones symptoms described as they experienced them. Could be helpful.

    Glad you seem to have weathered it so far.
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    Great watch. And a great heritage behind it as...

    Great watch. And a great heritage behind it as well. Enjoy!
  24. Could be true I suppose.

    Could be true I suppose.
  25. Doesn't it kind of defeat the purpose of wearing...

    Doesn't it kind of defeat the purpose of wearing one though?:dontknow:
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