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Joe Calton -- Experiments With Oil Stones Using Microscope

Posted by jasonstone20 
Joe Calton -- Experiments With Oil Stones Using Microscope
October 02, 2019 04:50PM
Joe Calton has done some awesome experiments with oil stones lately, and has a microscope hooked up so you can see the surface of the stone and the results on the steel and edge of the blade. This reminds me of when Cliff Stamp bought a ton of Japanese Waterstones from Stu of Tools From Japan and evaluated the stones and how they work. Joe does a similar thing here, showing how the stones need to be flattened and resurfaced to work, along with the use of a good lubricant like mineral oil. Good stuff here, as these stones work differently that synthetic or natural Japanese stones, but are just as effective with the right stone maintenance and sharpening technique. Joe is a master at making the hard to describe and understand easy and simple to get for the average person. Here is a his YouTube Channel Video List, and here is his website were you can see and buy Joe's work as a knife maker. Here is a list of the work he did with the oilstones, sorry it is so long but he really cranked the work out:

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"I am still discussing issues of steels and performance at this stage."
--Cliff Stamp

"Cause geometry cuts, .....steel determines the level and the duration"
--Roman Landes

"But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of 'designing in the dark' "
--Sal Glesser



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JDW
Re: Joe Calton -- Experiments With Oil Stones Using Microscope
October 03, 2019 12:11AM
I watched some of it (there is a lt!). Good information!
Re: Joe Calton -- Experiments With Oil Stones Using Microscope
October 03, 2019 08:49AM
JDW,
Yeah, he really did a lot of work.

"I am still discussing issues of steels and performance at this stage."
--Cliff Stamp

"Cause geometry cuts, .....steel determines the level and the duration"
--Roman Landes

"But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of 'designing in the dark' "
--Sal Glesser
Re: Joe Calton -- Experiments With Oil Stones Using Microscope
October 03, 2019 05:11PM
wow! I knew that I had done a couple videos with the scope lately, but it looks like a lot more when its all in one place like that. I hope yall enjoy them :}

Performance above all else!!!
CaltonCutlery.com
CaltonCutlery@yahoo.com
Re: Joe Calton -- Experiments With Oil Stones Using Microscope
October 04, 2019 05:29AM
Thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you for taking the time to do it.
Re: Joe Calton -- Experiments With Oil Stones Using Microscope
October 04, 2019 03:52PM
Joe,
Yeah, lots of good stuff there. Oilstones have been sort of overlooked and almost forgotten because waterstones became so popular. It great to see how to use them, and that the can be very useful for sharpening. One of my favorite ways of sharpening is an idea that I learned from Cliff, to use waterstones for the shaping stage, and then set the apex on an oilstone.

"I am still discussing issues of steels and performance at this stage."
--Cliff Stamp

"Cause geometry cuts, .....steel determines the level and the duration"
--Roman Landes

"But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of 'designing in the dark' "
--Sal Glesser
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