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#1 posted 11-28-2018 03:03 PM

I found an old style guide and an angle guide and tried to use them. Didn’t get along well with them. Then one day I decided to make a disc style sharpener for the initial sharpening tasks such as establishing the angle and repairing damaged edges. I haven’t looked back. I can flatten the back, establish the angle and cut the new face on the sandpaper discs, then I free-hand sharpen from there on a duo diamond stone, then use a water stone to give it a final touch before going back to the disc with a strope surface. I don’t hollow grind.

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