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Re: what's important?
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what's important? ()

David Weaver
If you can nail a hollow grind dead center in the thickness and not remove all of it, you can continue to hone it just like a plane iron and control the geometry very well.

Except honing like a plane iron means honing on its edge instead of a bevel that's some other angle.

If you have a trick jig, I guess you can hone the hollow without losing the edge geometry (Derek can do that), but if you want more than straight, then you have to work the hollow and not get all the way to the edge.

Hopefully that makes sense - easier to locate the hollow within the thickness and then hone on the edge if the thickness is greater.

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