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Directed pressure and progressive work

David Weaver
Directed pressure on back flattening is key - the bias of pressure everywhere is what makes freehand sharpening and ...what would you call it, self ownership? I don't know what the right word is - the sharpening methods are taught as a method. We take the methods, follow them and separate our specific influence out because the dogma suggests that if we start applying bias anywhere, we'll create an error that we will soon not be able to chase out.

with directed pressure, I set up the LN iron that came with the 62 on a washita in about two minutes. The next time I sharpen, it will get better, and better and better each time (but there is already nothing going to the edge other than washita scratches - the mill marks are close behind, but rather than go bonkers on the plane iron, I'll apply the same pressure each sharpening and they'll soon be long gone from the view field of the scope.

directed pressure also allows us to focus on high spots on a stone, shorter strokes and back off a little bit on constantly flattening stones.

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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..
side comment about planing in general..
I'll demonstrate thick sometime ..
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Patience ...
I re-read the articles on COE
High benches and low benches
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This isn't a snarky response, by the way
Others who do ..
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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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