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Forum topic by ElChe posted 03-06-2015 06:30 PM 1028 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-06-2015 06:30 PM

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So last night I was doing final honing on a plane iron on an 8K grit Norton dark orange water stone. I noticed that the swarf looked a bit too red. Yep, I sliced a bit of the tip of one of my fingers and I was bleeding all over the stone. What a finish though. At least comparable to a 13K stone. Maybe it’s the platelets? Should I incorporate this into my sharpening/honing routine? Discuss. ;)

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#1 posted 03-06-2015 07:38 PM

I have a habit of lapping my fingertips off without knowing. Good stuff.

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#2 posted 03-06-2015 08:01 PM

This is oddly comforting, as I recently did something similar :).

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#3 posted 03-06-2015 09:28 PM

Too much lapping and honing will lead to blood loss. :)


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#4 posted 03-06-2015 09:40 PM

Isn’t that where they get jeweler’s rouge for polishing…caked blood?

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#5 posted 03-07-2015 04:43 PM

I think it’s the hone-aglobin what does it. Sweat also works, but I’ve found tears to be the best!

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#6 posted 03-07-2015 09:58 PM

Ah, the ole sharpening wound. I do that with chisels all the time. Luckily, they are sharp, so it doesn’t hurt :).

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