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#1 posted 709 days ago

I have the benefit of trying every type of sharpening system. I am lucky to have a worksharp and a tormek t7 And I can strop the iron to a mirror finish with the best of them. But I recently got a set of Naniwa stones from Japan. I replaced the stropping procedure with the additional stones up to 10000 grit. The finish is a mirror on the hallow grind left from the T7. The re honing takes only a couple of minutes I have a 400 a 1000 a 3000 and a 10000 as well as a 12000 stone they more than hold their own when it comes to sharp. And in the long run the stones are less money than the scary sharp method. Normally I only use 1000 to 12000 stones and don’t touch the 400 grit stone. But I do use the 400 for The back of chisels and plane blades I take the backs to at least 10000 grit and I have found the flat back is a huge key to the best results. One thing I know for sure there are lots of ways to get to a mirror finish and for what its worth Japanese water stones are one of the fastest ways to get things sharp. I also have lots of tools I finish on the Japanese stone on the Tormek. I am on a quest to have the best and sharpest tools I can get and I work very hard on this because it improves everything I make. I am always around to help you if you need it and you can PM me any time for my viewpoint. Good luck with your new Quest.

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