New Goal: using a stone correctly
Progress Report: I have sharpened a lot of blades recently. Did all my hunting blades and when I took my first doe with a bow this year I could tell a real difference from last season when I had dull knifes gutting my buck. Huge difference. Now I have been doing all my pockets knifes and kitchen knifes. Great skill
New Goal: Get a sharpening stone set and learn to sharpen knives
Goal Completed: To teach at least 2 people my method and to post a youtube video about it.
Progress Report: I've been sharpening the knives in the kitchen for the last couple of months. Uncle Joe gave me a good primer on what to do and what not to do. He lent me his father's triple oil stone sharpening kit. It's just what I need at this stage. I go at my pocket knife regularly and am gaining confidence. Soon I will need to sharpen the hatchet.
New Goal: Get good at it.
Goal Completed: I am sick of carrying around a butter knife.
10/11/2013 I actually completed this goal last spring, but did not document it. I have purchased multiple stones and diamond sharpeners and actually have become quite proficient at sharpening knives.
Progress Started: to learn how to sharpen my own blades, particularly for the usage of wood working. I don't think I am going to completely focus on free hand sharpening.
Progress Report: The Tormek T-7 is absolutely a dream sharpener. I have sharpened all of our kitchen and pocket knives, three hatchets, and a 3/4" chisel. I sharpened a couple of knives for a friend/collector and he was very impressed with the edge I put on his knives. I have created business cards and a price-list. I still need to practise to feel 100% confident that I can sharpen all kitchen cutlery (except for the very expensive Japanese knives), pocket/hunting/tactical knives, scissors, and garden tools (loppers, pruners, swing scicles, etc).
Progress Report: Gathered information on methods sharpening tools and knives.
Ordered new sharpening system