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#1 posted 11-18-2018 07:53 PM

I’ve sharpened a LOT of chip carving knives so maybe I can help.
When mass sharpening I’ll use my two Tormek Sharpeners, slow water-cooled so no problems with burning.
Hold knife in small knife holder jig and start on rough wheel. Finish with jig on 4000 grit waterstone wheel.
Finish on leather wheel on Tormek. This is an expensive setup so I’d not recommend it for you.
In your situation I’d recommend the Sharpening Kit I put together that uses self-adhesive silicon carbide strips from 1200 – 8000 grit and finish with a leather strop.
I sharpened with ceramic stones for a long time but this Kit gets a better edge. There’s a video showing how to use it on the product page. It’s also less expensive than one ceramic stone!
Hope this helps!

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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