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Dave K

There has been ongoing discussion about the lack of tool sharpening in the HS. There are some old sharpening stones in a drawer but many of us lack the patience and skills to use them effectively. This has left us with a room full of blunt blades.

As there are more and more people joining the HS and being inducted on wood room tools such as the wood lathe and planer. The blunt blades are becoming more and more of a safety issue. There is now a huge demand for an efficient, effective and easy to use sharpening system.

This proposal has seen alterations made after discussion by HS members. We agreed a better alternative as well as the benefit of knife sharpening abilities so members will be able to sharpen kitchen knives and other blades which they have at home.

I propose a Robert Sorby ProEdge system and various jogs which will serve all the tools in our workshop.

The individual parts of this system are listed below;

Robert Sorby ProEdge Plus Deluxe System Pro Edge With MEGA BELT PACK! - £424.99 https://www.yandles.co.uk/robert-sorby-proedge-plus-deluxe-system-pro-edge-with-mega-belt-pack/p27160

Robert Sorby ProEdge Knife Jig, Large - £74.99 https://www.yandles.co.uk/robert-sorby-proedge-knife-jig-large/p5746

Robert Sorby ProEdge Knife Holder, Small - £29.99 https://www.yandles.co.uk/robert-sorby-proedge-knife-holder-small/p5745

Robert Sorby ProSet - £15.99 https://www.yandles.co.uk/robert-sorby-proset/p5755

Leather Honing Strop Belt - £22.99 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Leather-Honing-Strop-Powered-Sanders/dp/B07X5MDD4Y/ref=asc_df_B07X5MDD4Y/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=480745152717&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12706079178294491538&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045622&hvtargid=pla-824985323246&psc=1

I will set up a little workstation for it in the metal room and develop an online training for it.  


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Committee Sanity Check:

  1. Nick G
  2. Felix H
  3. Alex R

Supporting Members:

  1. Robyn
  2. David
  3. Ben
  4. Joe
  5. Duncan
  6. Matt
  7. Sam
  8. Bill
  9. Ben
  10. Fraser

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