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Addendum to the video
Response To:
A video ()

After making the video, I used the chisel for a bit of paring and found that I got a bit of edge damage. I could tell because there was a slight loss of light reflection near the middle of the blade.

I just took it to the buffing wheel for a few more seconds, this time with the blade less tangent to the wheel; that is, it was pointed more inward to the wheel. Then the tiny micro-bevel looked perfect and I was able to keep on paring without getting any visible damage.

The point is, I think I under-buffed the chisel in the video, but it was easily corrected after seeing the result from a little usage.

Another thing I forgot to mention: chisels made of a harder steel will require more buffing to achieve the edge profile.

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