Restoring Drawknifes

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    stripnieks
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    Restoring old drawknifes ive picked up in flea market, some of them are dated 100-200 years ago.only half of the work is done so far , new handles ,polishing and sharpening is my next step.
    but the Quality of steel is far more better than the ones you can find theese days. Many of them are hand made long time ago.
    Soon available on Ebay and Etsy.

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    #135072
    lowpolyjoe
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    Nice. I’m trying to restore a few myself. Having a rough time sharpening them. I’m trying to use my Worksharp3000 (small rotating disc of flat glass with sandpaper) but progress has been slow and the edges not so even. How are you sharpening?

    #135073
    stripnieks
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    I use a dremmel Tool to restore the shape of the edge,then i use various grits of sandpapers up to 1200 and i just wrap them aroud some flat surface (file sized but important,flat and square) after that they are sharp enough to sell becouse people who are buying them from me Will sharpen it again themsemselves weather its sharp or not.but for my own drawknives i have small but but wery handy sharpening stones 1500 3000 grit (3 by 10)cm so i have no problem sharpening all theese various curved edges .but i think for draw knife as i use it almost only for rough work i dont need souch a sharpness .But i would like to hear from others how they are sharpening their drawknifes.

    #135076
    lowpolyjoe
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    Thanks for the info. I think I have a couple of small sharpening stones somewhere. Maybe I’ll try to dig them up. Using the Worksharp with the large awkward shaped drawknife blade isn’t working out so well.

    Definitely hope some more people comment.

    Maybe Paul can make a video about it :). I don’t remember seeing one

    #135089
    Salko Safic
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    How much will you be selling each for

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    #135098
    stripnieks
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    @salko please contact me [email protected]

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