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#1 posted 02-02-2017 06:19 AM

Guys I appreciate all the replies.
I hav watched Paul sellers and many more YouTube videos but I never knew if those guys were really just anal about how shaper they go or if they were trying to sell sharpening big stones.
From the sound of things I should try to get at least a one more finer stone and a storp
There s this stone on Amazon that s pretty cheap.
It s a 6000grit. There s another that s a 4000. Could I go from a 1000 grit to a 6000 or should I get the 4000?
Also is there anything special about a strop or is it just a piece of leather and the compound that s important? Asking cause I actually hav an old belt that would probably work

- JCamp

I started with a 1000/8000 Norton from Lee valley, good value and still have it, about half gone! Any water stone will need to be flattened on an regular bases. After watching a Demo the other day ay Lee Valley I am seriously looking at some Arkansa stones, guy freehand bevel ground, honed and stropped a #5 L.A. jack iron in under 5 min. And No Water Pond! Just a rag for oil clean up.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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