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#1 posted 04-22-2013 06:10 PM

I just looked at the Sellers video. A few comments.

1. He has control on the stones. He is not rocking the bevel
on the stones. He is grinding it flat.

2. The convexity is introduced in stropping. The leather
gives under the pressure and rounds the bevel.

3. Sharp enough to tear a piece of paper is probably
fine for a chisel, but for a plane iron for fine finishing, I
am skeptical.

I don’t have a problem with stropping. There is a knack
to it and if the bevel is rounded too much stropping or
buffing at the edge, it seems to lose the acuteness
that is essential to getting the finest finish cuts with
hand planes.

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