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#1 posted 11-15-2012 01:48 AM

I do use the micro-bevel; and I don’t touch the backs – probably once every two months I’ll polish the backs, just to ensure no gummy build-up. And I do keep a wet-sandpaper handy during all project builds – One of TechRednecks many sage practices.

Since I use a consistent angle (probably not the best practice), I don’t need to use the Veritas reference jig – I just pop the blade into the honing guide, preset for micro-bevel; quick stokes on the wet paper, and I’m ready to go.

I’m not as finicky as most others on the amount of time spent touching-up during a project build – I’ve had what most would call a stressful career; I’m not going to ruin any years I have remaining worried about how much time I spend sharpening tools. If the blade needs a quick honing then hone the blade!

By the way, there are Optimists, Pessimists, and Realists; and depending on the circumstances the Realist is always one of the other two.


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