Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! For the last week I have been using different media (Norton India, diamond stones, Shapton water stones, Spyderco fine bench stone) acquired as a woodworker in an effort to put a good edge on my Opinel and Kershaw Leek knives. I have watched a lot of videos. I think I am maintaining a consistent bevel but I cannot get an edge as good as the Sharpmaker. While I can feel a burr with the coarser stones, I cannot with the Shapton 5000 or the Spyderco bench stone. Sound and feel do not help, yet. Is it the proverbial 10,000 hours to mastery or just a lack of hand and eye skill? I will keep trying but have no clue to other useful strategies. Have some of you gone to guided sharpening because of the same inability?