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Welcome Taproot

Discussion in 'New Member Check-In' started by Jim, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    Welcome @Taproot

    Please join me in welcoming our newest member, Taproot. We are happy to have you as part of our community.
    Why not start by telling us something about yourself!
  2. Hello everyone. I'm mostly a lurker. I teach history and religion at a small college in middle America. If I'm honest I'd have to admit that much of my interest in sharpening centers around my obsession with stones. I spend as much time maintaining and marveling over my stones as I do my knives. Thanks for having me.
  3. Taylor

    Taylor Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  4. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  5. WarrenB

    WarrenB Contributor

  6. Well, it ain't pretty right now but here it is.

    These are my workhorses. I have my knives and "fun" stones in the closet. I should get them out. This is a great reminder. In the pic:
    Atoma 140x
    King 800x
    Bester 1000x
    Takenoko 8000x
    Naniwa Superstone 10,000x
    Chosera (i think it's 4000x). It needs to be cleaned up a bit. I let it soak too long, then dried it improperly. I do that kind of thing all the time :)
    Suherio Rika 5000x on the brick
    Felt and leather strops
    Felt burr block
    Yeah, that's an EdgePro and stones on the tool box. No, I'm not ashamed that I use them :)
    If you look close to the strop there is also a stone I found when I was hiking the Appalachian Trail. It's kind of hidden in this picture by the water tub.I found it in Virginia and used it to sharpen a knife on the fly and fell in love with it. I'll admit I only use it for fun, but it could easily be a part of my arsenal! Not sure what it is. FullSizeRender.jpg
  7. Rick

    Rick aka Pensacola Tiger Founding Member Gold Contributor

  8. Intrigued

    Intrigued Founding Member

    Welcome to the Fora!
  9. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    nice set up, glad you came out of the shadows to say hello
  10. WarrenB

    WarrenB Contributor

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