Finally picked up a Goldenstone

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Re: Finally picked up a Goldenstone

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:56 pm

Evil D wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Vivi wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:02 pm
What grit is this comparable to? Same as the fine bench stone?

I don't have any bench stones but it seems slightly more aggressive than the fine Sharpmaker rods but not as aggressive as the browns.
Agreed it is a wonderful stone, under appreciated.

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Re: Finally picked up a Goldenstone

Postby Vivi » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:36 pm

Evil D wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Vivi wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:02 pm
What grit is this comparable to? Same as the fine bench stone?

I don't have any bench stones but it seems slightly more aggressive than the fine Sharpmaker rods but not as aggressive as the browns.
Sounds nice, maybe I'll pick one up some day.
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Re: Finally picked up a Goldenstone

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:14 am

I’m real interested in this. A little trial/error/measurement and you could figure out what thickness you need under a corner to get a 15 degree angle. The DS2 with a base would make quite the complementary tool set.

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Re: Finally picked up a Goldenstone

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:19 am

You could purchase an angle cube if you want to be exact like I use with my wicked edge pro 3. https://www.amazon.com/AccuRemote-Digit ... 3886&psc=1

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Re: Finally picked up a Goldenstone

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:20 am

I was thinking a protractor...

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Re: Finally picked up a Goldenstone

Postby JD Spydo » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:51 am

I hadn't thought of this until I visited with a good friend of mine last night who works for one of the local restaurants. Now he's not a chef but he does a lot of food prep for the two chefs he works with. When I showed him how quick and convenient that the GOLDENSTONE is for quick touch ups for culinary blades I got his attention and interest very quickly. Now he did balk at the price of the GOLDENSTONE but I can understand because he's not as big of a knife fan as most of us here are. But he sure played with mine for a while and I do think he'll eventually cave in and get one.

Right at this time I truly think that the convenience aspect of the GOLDENSTONE is probably it's biggest sales pitch as of now IMO. Once the GOLDENSTONE has more grits to select from I do believe it will have a lot of people in the culinary and meat packing trades will be buying them. Just the fact that at this time it's only available in the "FINE" grit seems to be a bit of a hurdle to get over. I agree with David we really need the GOLDENSTONE in "Medium">>> also I really hope to see it in Ultra-fine at some point.

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Re: Finally picked up a Goldenstone

Postby Tucson Tom » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:30 pm

Now that I have the Goldenstone, I use the sharpmaker half as much as I used to, maybe less. I can do a touch up on the fine goldenstone in less than a minute, including the time to find it in my cluttered drawer. A slick little gadget.

If you think a bit, you will realize that you can hold the goldenstone firmly on the table and get any angle from 10 to 20 by varying the angle you hold the knife at, iin the horizontal plane. With a sharpie you can get as precise as you want doing this. Yeah, I know I should draw a picture, but some clever folks will "get it".

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Re: Finally picked up a Goldenstone

Postby JD Spydo » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:33 am

Tucson Tom wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Now that I have the Goldenstone, I use the sharpmaker half as much as I used to, maybe less. I can do a touch up on the fine goldenstone in less than a minute, including the time to find it in my cluttered drawer. A slick little gadget.

If you think a bit, you will realize that you can hold the goldenstone firmly on the table and get any angle from 10 to 20 by varying the angle you hold the knife at, iin the horizontal plane. With a sharpie you can get as precise as you want doing this. Yeah, I know I should draw a picture, but some clever folks will "get it".
I also like the fact that you can use the leather sheath for the GOLDENSTONE as a non-skid base for working on hard, slick surfaces. Even if I had 3 different grit selections of the GOLDENSTONE i.e. FINE, Medium & Ultra-Fine that would make a great travel kit. However I'm going to get the CBN GOLDENSTONE ASAP. My DUCKFOOT which is the older, discontinued diamond version of the GOLDENSTONE just didn't have the grit I needed for it to do me much good.

It's almost once a week I say to myself " IF I Just Had An ULTRA-FINE Version OF The GOLDENSTONE I Wouldn't Need The Sharpmaker Kit Nearly As Often"

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Re: Finally picked up a Goldenstone

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:39 am

You really will be glad you did.


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