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David Weaver
.if it takes a while longer than 20 seconds on a slurried arkansas stone, then it's probably a matter of how much pressure I'm using or how directed it is.

One of the things I wanted to make a point of (but have inconsistently) is how fast the methods are as faster leads to more likely being completed. But I'll admit I've never timed them before and have been a little bit surprised how much slower all of the waterstones are at removing the deep cap-iron induced wear in most irons than the washita is.

I've been using some of the irons shown in the pictures, so if the intervals would've come up short (i never sharpen until clearance problems are becoming evident), we'd see it in some of the pictures.

I believe the slurried translucent stone is about half as fast as the washita under a lot of pressure (lots of variables depending on what the iron is made of an how hard it is, but all of us will find tools that accommodate methods or methods that accommodate tools). I just finished all of the heavy planing that I'm likely to do in the next month and a half (work will be busy for a while), but will try to remember to address this the next time I have a dull iron - I'll count 10 seconds on the washita and we'll see what the result is.

10 on the washita would be at least 30 on an 8k stone, and seemingly more like a minute on something like the SP13k. 1 micron diamonds on cast (which are aggressive for their fineness) are also a lot slower than the washita. Half or a third as fast, and plane iron durability testing showed me that it took more time with them than expected to remove all visible signs of any wear).

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Creating a mini-ura with buffing wheel?
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finger pressure...
Side sharpening
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Ruler trick
in plane iron testing, I found two options..
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testing high angles..
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I'll demonstrate thick sometime ..
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Patience ...
I re-read the articles on COE
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This isn't a snarky response, by the way
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Where I am going....
by the way...
I risk offending a lot of people...
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on the last bit...
One other case for effort...
Something precise.
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Rotary tool?
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Some context
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A failed attempt *PIC*
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this is a lie nielsen iron?
Stanley iron
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That pretty much covers it...
Success with applying extra pressure near the edge *PIC*
Directed pressure and progressive work
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Wear bevel *PIC*
Visual difference at the back edge of..
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Sorry, I should've been more precise...
Mini-ura on a new Veritas blade *PIC*
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