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#1 posted 10-18-2016 12:16 PM

What do you have in your 8-piece set? I started with a 16-piece set, but it didn’t include a bedan, so that was my first “add-on” (but I built one rather than buying one). Next I got a couple of extra skews so I could experiment with different grinds because I find the skew to be probably the most versatie out of all the tools I’ve used, and there are so many different ways you can grind them—different bevel angles, skew angles, edge profiles, flank profiles—endless possibilities. Next I’ll probably be making a larger bedan, because I’m finding it a close second when it comes to versatility, but harder to master.

But that’s just me. I’m not recommending either skews or bedans, but I do recommend you think about what kind of tool you can do the most with and presents the most possibilities for customization to fit your creative needs.

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