Third post in a series of wood chisel flattening tips. From the 800 grit waterstone in the first panel, an increasingly finer scratch pattern is produced. Scratch marks are still visible to the naked eye. On to the black Arkansas oilstone (it's the only OIL stone in my series) and scratch marks dissappear from view with the naked eye. From this step on, I'll will use a 10 power plastic jewelers loupe to monitor progress with higher grit (6000 on up) waterstones. Swipe left 《《《 and view the result of polishing the chisel back with a 6000 grit waterstone. Note the clarity of the reflection. One more swipe left《《《 and shown is the surface attained with a Shapton 12,000 grit waterstone. I don't see that much difference.
Next in the series, sharpening the bevel and stropping for the ultimate sharp.
How do you measure "SHARP" with your sharpening method?
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