Hand Tools Archive

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Re: Diamond sharpening plates

david weaver
that sounds like a good setup as long as the hone that you get is flat (IIRC, only the plastic duos and the atomas have a relatively spotless history for flatness).

Of course, for carving tools, it doesn't really matter if the diamond hone is perfectly flat. For working the back of a double iron, it might.

I'm sure the sharpness level is good, though - the hasluck text suggests that washita followed by emery is fine, and one would expect that the 3 micron diamond hones are as fine as that and easily followed by compound.

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