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#1 posted 10-07-2012 12:30 PM

I heard a rather ….. well let’s call him a wood snob .. kind of poo-poo’ing the scary sharp method. I said, “Wait a second. Do you not draw your blades over finer and finer grit until they’re sharp?”. To which he replied, “Of course I do, but I use stones!”. I looked him dead in the eye and said, “This method is exactly the same as what you do, but the stones are much thinner.”

So… how many times have we heard here on LJ that there’s more than one way to do something? :)

And just because the methods are different, it doesn’t necessarily make one better than the other if the end result is the same. In this case, a wonderfully sharp edge.

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