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Offline Rheged

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Re: Knives and Sharps Boxes
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2018, 08:43:41 am »
I misused one of my grandfather's wood chisels at the age of 7 or so, and once his blood pressure was no longer measured on the Richter scale he showed me how to use correctly and  sharpen all of his tools. He was a master " joiner, carpenter and cabinet maker".  I have all of his woodworking kit now, and I hope he'd be satisfied with the edge I keep on all of them. Madame R is also very fussy about keeping kitchen knives and her dressmaking scissors really sharp. 

That said, life's too short to resharpen a disposable scalpel blade. 
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Re: Knives and Sharps Boxes
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2018, 04:56:34 pm »
I misused one of my grandfather's wood chisels at the age of 7 or so, and once his blood pressure was no longer measured on the Richter scale he showed me how to use correctly and  sharpen all of his tools. He was a master " joiner, carpenter and cabinet maker".  I have all of his woodworking kit now, and I hope he'd be satisfied with the edge I keep on all of them. Madame R is also very fussy about keeping kitchen knives and her dressmaking scissors really sharp. 

That said, life's too short to resharpen a disposable scalpel blade.

I agree. Why waste the time sharpening disposable blades. Figuring how little a box of new ones costs. I rather be modeling than sharpening. Now, my woodworking tools, woodcarving knives, kitchen knives - that's different and they get regular sharpening. But they cost a lot more than hobby blades.
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