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#1 posted 01-17-2013 03:02 AM

I don’t know about you, or anyone else for that matter, but playing around with sharpening settings and “repeatability” issues, I am of the opinion that ALL OF US can pretty much eyeball each and every setting sufficiently enough to get near-perfect repeatability on resharpening and honing of our turning tools. After all, just look at several others who support the grinder solution and even THEY set their jigs pretty much by eye-balling it before setting the jig.

All of this reminds of my astronomy hobby, where mass fear is publicly generated to never never touch your telescope lens to clean it. “All of you in the public are too inept” to be able to handle cleaning your “Own” lens of dust. Send your entire telescope back to the manufacturer (the entire telescope mind you) and let THEM clean it. Do this or the boogyman will visit you…ooo..

And then you could get me going on about “antique dealers” and “professional” restoration of an ‘antique.’ If someone else owns the antique in question, then YOU could be hired as the professional restorer. HOWEVER, if YOU own the antique in question then you must “hire” some OTHER professional restorer to restore YOUR piece.

I personally believe that nearly all of us, with a bit of training and/or experience can do better than the majority of those “middleman” dealers out there, who hire their restoration work out anyway. But then again, that is just MY opinion. Others mileage may vary… ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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