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Re: The instructors of beginners...

david weaver
....they tend to use very methodical methods that involve steps that most people won't need once they have a bit of sense and touch. But they need to be able to bestow their methods upon people who have little or no experience and have them work.

I learned to sharpen with charlesworth's method a dozen years ago, and it worked the first time. I wouldn't have the patience for it now. I don't remember the last time I sharpened something and it failed to be sharp. Once in a great while, an almost invisible amount of a nick will remain in an edge on a smoother and I'll have to uncouple the plane and give the iron a little bit more. But I'd rather err in that direction than over-grind and shorten the life of a good iron.

Such a tiny remaining nick doesn't stop a "test" from looking successful, anyway.

(I never check the edge, either, it's not necessary at this point)

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Criteria for deciding when to sharpen
I find it curious.....
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Testing the edge
Agree. I look instead of test
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Maybe they lack curiosity *NM*
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microscope examination *PIC*
Brand for a quality 10x loupe? *NM*
BelOMO 10x Triplet Loupe
agree *NM*
Not to the level of Bill's picture..
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Pictures from the $12 scope
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lighting is everything *PIC*
Robt. Sorby..
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Some provocative thoughts there
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an experiment
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disassemble?
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Simple experiment
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What's the downside of oversharpening?
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Amen to that statement
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Hey, I'm good!
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