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Re: Thanks Jim and Wiley.....& another question

Wiley Horne
Barry,

It’s true that on sharpening, there are a million voices in the crowd competing for attention and for your money. I don’t post much over here, so don’t want to overdo it myself.

I would just like to commend to you that hollow grinding is a way to faster, easier, and positive results, for both plane blades and chisels. It reduces the amount of metal you need to hone to get to sharp, and avoids everyone’s tendency on full flat-bevel honing, to start chasing the edge and increasing the cutting angle.

Once you have hollow ground a blade or iron, there are numerous honing methods and they all work. You might start with what you have already!

I hope Bill T. and Derek, and others will provide thoughts on hollow grinding, and related.

Wiley

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