Could be sharper yes - but not necessarily worth the time and effort, depending on the job in hand, bearing in mind that very sharp edges are very quickly blunted. I do find myself going on to a finer stone when needed, and occasionally stropping too. It's all a compromise.David C":f5gpdldl said:I do think it is important to keep in mind, that the fine "stones" used by Paul Sellers and Jacob are around 1,200 grit, and their edges will certainly benefit from some improvement.
Neither of these are much use to woodworkers. Surgeons and Barbers perhaps, oh and sharpening enthusiasts of course. :lol:Hard Arkansas used to be considered extra fine, or "surgical". However it is not in the same league as 0.5 miicron film or paste. So we have two scenarios which bear no relationshio to each other.
Glad to hear you are getting there, albeit slowly!matthewwh":2louzevd said:.....
I never thought I'd be arguing in favour of freehanding a rounded bevel........
If you, or anybody else, could explain why "rounding under" is bunkum, I could stop prattling on about it it. But you can't, and neither can anybody else.woodbrains":3lomaxnu said:H.....This is not the same as the total bunkam of rounding under, that Jacob continuously prattles on about.
. 1200grit (whatever that means) according to DC see above, but I do go finer if I need toLet us face it, the Fine India stone which appears to be his staple, has a grit size of 42 microns
Twaddle yourself. Not exactly "dulls quicker", more loses it's uber sharpeness quickly and becomes averagely sharp, which deteriorates more slowly. Thats why if you want to keep a very sharp edge sharp you have to strop very frequently, as everybody knows, except you perhaps.I don't think any reasonable person would even consider that sharp enough for anything finer than an axe. And how anyone can say with any amount of seriousness that a sharper edge just dulls quicker anyway--words fail me I have to say. It is pityful we have to put up with such twaddle.