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Re: circular
Response To:
Kamisori ()

david weaver
by the way, the larger scratches are sort of all over the place in terms of direction, because each step on a razor like this involves honing with light circular strokes. It inhibits the formation of a wire edge to some extent.

The final work with the chrome ox doesn't involve it only because it would cut the balsa hone. I do move the razor in an S pattern on the hone even though the strokes are all edge trailing.

there is the slightest tooth to the edge on this still, but some of that may just be because of how fragile the edge is at the sub 20 degree level (maybe it's 20 on these, I don't know, but it's nowhere close to an angle that we'd use in woodworking).

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