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Don W

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#1 posted 04-18-2012 09:00 PM

If it’s a sharpening process that works for you, I have no fault with it. I agree with Bill, it seems a little excessive for me.

When you flatten the back, you only need to be flat on the end of the iron. An 1/8”is enough, I strive for 1/4”, but don’t always get there. You didn’t mention how far you are flattening.

Can I use the DMT diamond stone to set the initial bevel on my blades?—Yes. If I were you I’d buy 3 more DMT’s and sell the Nortons, but again, that’s me. (I did just that)

the blade from the manufacturer was not very accurately ground to 25 degrees. —This is typical.

Should I continue to remove material all the way up to the beginning of the bevel so that it is uniformly set to 25 degrees according to my MK II honing jig?—I wouldn’t. Just get enough to make the iron usable. Subsequent sharpenings will even it out.

Sharpening is a individual process. We all have our own opinions, so its best to continue to do what works for you, but continue to learn. I think as your process evolves you will find shortcuts to make your life easier.

That’s my cent and a half’s worth.

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