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failed to figure things out...
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David Weaver
...my first attempts were a long time ago - I heard various folks talking about leather wheels, etc, and tried to just hone with "moving things", hoping that I could find a wheel or disc combination that would work but I think I polished things really brightly and chased them all steeper.

This method is something that's kind of hard to just say "Do X" because I can mention the stones, the buffer and the abrasive but I have no way (or not enough experience?) to know if someone else is doing the same thing or even if you buy the same buffing wheel, if it's really the same thing (I doubt ryobi - which i where I think I got this buff - uses the same chinese supplier for their buffs. I'd bet they just order a run from the lowest acceptable bidder because that's what home depot does).

I still hone each time to about 25 degrees (wiley made measure) the secondary bevel and for some reason the combination just works. Something that gave me a lot of experience, touch is file knives. They're really thin, I use them to cut boxes and as marking knives now, so they can end up being abused and it's really handy to hone them flat once in a while and then strengthen the edge with a buffer. They slide through cardboard - the very very tip of the edge of whatever I've honed is probably more blunt, but it's small and backed by thin geometry.

gradually things have gotten better and the point where all of this clicked (the little knives are sharper than I can ever get them by hand. They'll catch damp humid paper away from the point of hold and cut it push in cross grain and with the grain, no problem) - anyway, this clicked when I started using the deburring wheel to maintain the bevel on incannel gouges. It's useful on things like that and the little knife, but I think it's still easy to do all of the pre-work with a stone on flat tools.

I haven't gotten anything useful with planes doing this - I'm sure it's possible, but planes don't chip the way chisels do (or fold) and the very edge is worn off so fast that I don't think this method can be used to better stones. I noticed with the time that I tried it that the plane left a very bright clear surface, but it had the feel of a plane where the clearance was reduced.

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Re: Another test
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Looking forward to it, thanks! *NM*
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Re: More on the Weaver Bevel
the premise is different in this case
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BTW
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it makes sense
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Trying things out
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Re: Trying things out
failed to figure things out...
Re: How about making a video?
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