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#1 posted 07-20-2017 09:38 PM

Well, we can offer opinions about this forever. I don’t pretend to be the superstar of sharpening, and I sure don’t consider it anything special. I just want sharp tools. There are degrees of what folks want in terms of a sharp edge, and some want all that is possible. I just want a good sharp edge that will hold up under use. I used to labor over sharpening, and I hated it. Then I took a hand tool woodworking course, and they used diamond plates and were back to woodworking very very quickly. I was amazed. I bought what they used and I’ve been happy for years. Only recently have I added the hard black Arkansas stone to my process, then the honing with jeweler’s rouge. It’s pretty fast, and I like the results.

I don’t want to use sandpaper, or a semi-liquid paste, or water stones. I want fast and effective, and diamond plates get me that.

But..that’s just me…


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