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Posted on How do you hone in between sharpening sessions?

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TechRedneck

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#1 posted 621 days ago

It took a little effort at first, but I watched Paul Sellers videos on hand sharpening.

Touch ups for me now consist of 15 seconds on an 8000 grit waterstone (kept wet in a tub) then 30 strokes on a strop with green compound. Whole process from iron removal to replacement is 5 min tops. Chisels are quicker.

Once the backs are flat and polished, I never touch them again except one swipe on the strop to remove the micro burr.

I also made a dedicated sharpening station that keeps things organized. I refuse to use tools that are not sharp.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle


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