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Forum topic by Bryan posted 10-13-2011 05:28 AM 1159 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-13-2011 05:28 AM

How long will a honing guide last? I have the Veritas MK.II and my theory is that if i use it on the stone to hone with the guide wheel will begin to wear leaving me with mystery angles? Is this just to much thought or what?

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#1 posted 10-13-2011 08:59 AM

But since the wheel rotates as you hone, it should wear fairly evenly. I suppose if you were using an unflat stone A LOT you could wear the wheel unevenly…but if you’re using an extremely unflat stone, you’re going to have problems anyways!

I’d say you’re probably overthinking this… :)

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#2 posted 10-13-2011 03:12 PM

Longer than you will. Biggest thing on a tool like this is to make sure the wheel is oiled frequently, if not the wheel may stop and you would get a flat spot (they sell replacement wheels if this ever happens).

Other than that I would not worry about it.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#3 posted 10-16-2011 12:43 AM

Hi Bryan,

If you wear it out, I’ll replace it…!



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