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#1 posted 787 days ago

Yup, exact same method. The angles are sometimes different, and depend on which blade you’re sharpening (if you have different blades for different uses), but it’s the same idea.

I sharpen with a basic Eclipse jig on silicon carbide sand-paper, though I have been known to apply some diamond paste to some worn 2000 grit paper to get a really fine polish if needed.
I can free-hand sharpen quite well, but I find I can maintain more exact angles with a jig and a set-up block with various stops for different angles.

Any sharpening media will work, oil stones, diamond, water stones, sand-paper, whatever you have, as long as it’s flat, properly maintained and suitable for sharpening quality tools, it will work fine.

I do recommend using a jig, whatever you do. And the cheap Eclipse jig is the one to buy. Woodcraft and Rockler both sell them, as do a bunch of other places, and they can be had for $10 when on sale (which is often).
The other jig I like (though it does cost a good bit more) is the Richard Kell Honing Guide. It’s the highest quality honing guide made, period. His machining and attention to detail is second to none. He builds everything he makes with the precision you’d expect in a fine Swiss watch.
http://richardkell.co.uk/honingECom.htm

If you don’t have stones or sharpening equipment, let me know. I’ll message you with some good info on how to get set-up very well for short money. I’ve helped several guys out, and they’ve all had great results.

Hope this helps!

-- Kenny


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