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3" for me, More stone surface speeds up the process on kitchen knives for me. More stone mo' betta.
It's not that it doesn't work, it's just that sprays work better. The less gunky filler there is in a compound the better also just cakes up the...
I just got them local, I liked the 2", stays cooler
Just get a strop, use 1um diamond spray
In simple terms,
Without temperature control It's just easy to make higher carbon plain steels more brittle and less strong at the same time....
They die too quickly for me, I bought a bunch of em for the price but it was more worth it for me to just buy a higher quality belt like a blaze 980p.
2150f will do everything.
@Kevin Kf knives
My first impression is it looks like you have some nasty decarb on that blade. I would grind it away and etch again to see if...
Nah, don't overthink it.
There is no shortage of overthinking things.
All kinds of crazy little idiosyncrasies folks can chase.
Keep it simple
57.5rc on my delica on my calibrated tester.
Burr is fairly stubborn.
The same way you deburr anything.
Make a small burr followed by alternating passes with light touch, same angle to reduce and remove as much as...
Idk, I don't keep track of who gets what from where and history of who made what and where.
I just love steel.
Price and effort to acquire is high.
Low hanging fruit is more available and cuts longer.
I like ZDP but it's difficult to justify except I like...
Correct, needs to be surfaced flat +120 grit.
"concave surfaces will...
I appreciate it Natty.
It's always worth collecting things of interest.
ZDP doesn't require diamond stones since it's all Chromium Carbide.
From a maker perspective...
Is there a sharpening stone chapter?
How to freehand?
Any talk about vitrified, Metallic and resin bonded stones for high...
The 36grit grains are so large they have a tendency to slide over the shoulder a little and make messy lines and "fuzz up" the shoulder line. I...
Just use 60grit belts for that work and the issue goes away.