Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
interesting!!
Response To:
Re: The progressions... ()

David Weaver
that literally right after I posted my last post to derek (about finding out that an IM 313 was better as a progression than waterstones), your post says the same thing!!

:)

That makes two of us. When I'm using japanese chisels or setting up a set of them that was used, a shapton progression would be intolerable. medium crystolon/fine india/washita (a soft ark is fine) leaves a wonderful looking finish, functional sharpness is already there, etc.

My early years on the forums were full of people trying to find a waterstone that does good coarse work. Nothing comes close to a medium crystolon on oil, and nothing touches sandpaper on glass for the initial coarse back work. Coarse diamond stones and waterstones are a rabbit hole with no rabbits in it.

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