- 18 Apr 2021
- Reaction score
- London, Jutland.
I use a bit of slate with WD40 for a polish followed by a strop with cheapo green screwfix compound, I do think it makes a difference.Good bit of debunking there Jacob, never use anything other than a very ordinary combination stone doubtful if it’s higher than a 400 grit, Stanley nr4 plane needs sharpening? 2/3 mins and I’m back to work. All these stones in the 4000, 8000, esoteric end? Just not necessary in my opinion, unless you’re a heart surgeon perhaps.
All my furniture is finished from the plane, and it’s not very often it sees any sandpaper, this excessive sharpening malarkey is bound to put people off woodworking and that’s not good. Ian
As for inspecting an edge under a loupe........it's either sharp or it isn't, so what's the point?