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post #21 of 27 Old 07-27-2016, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Nice grab with those DMT stones, ive wanted some myself for a while but haven't been able to justify the cost. That, and I keep buying other toys...

If you've got a few bucks left over I still advocate replacing your sharpening guide. The veritas system is really pretty fantastic.

Also, I'm with jeremymcon on the polish. A little of that on some mdf, cardstock or leather will take the edge from 'shaving sharp' to 'oh my god I can see the bone' sharp. It's cheap too, just grab a thing of green buffing compound from lowes

Yeah, I'm pretty happy with the DMT kit so far. ~$140 at sharpeningsupplies.com. Not cheap; but for me, picking up new tools & accessories is an enjoyable part of this hobby. For the same reason, I'll look into the Veritas guide.

And I've never done any leather stropping of my edge tools, but it sounds like something I need to try.
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Just an update: I took your advice, epicfail48, and ordered the Veritas jig. I got it from Woodcraft; $54 after a 10% "new customer" coupon.

I haven't tried it yet, but it looks to be a lot better than the ones I've been using. The angle setting attachment is a lot easier than holding the jig, chisel & protractor all together, adjusted & tightened at the proper angle.

I'll probably Ebay my old guides if this works as I expect it to.
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Just an update: I took your advice, epicfail48, and ordered the Veritas jig. I got it from Woodcraft; $54 after a 10% "new customer" coupon.

I haven't tried it yet, but it looks to be a lot better than the ones I've been using. The angle setting attachment is a lot easier than holding the jig, chisel & protractor all together, adjusted & tightened at the proper angle.

I'll probably Ebay my old guides if this works as I expect it to.
You lucky bugger, I paid $80 for mine from veritas. It's a treat, you'll love it, and the repeatability is indescribably awesome

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When I eventually wear through my Japanese waterstones, I will be looking into the dmt diamond plates. I love that they will never dish like waterstones do. No need to continually flatten them. Downside is obviously the price!
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I use a DMT in combination to waterstones. Bought a med DMT for like $40 from amazon and I use it to flatten my waterstones. For now it keeps it cheap and an easy way to flatten.
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Just an update: I took your advice, epicfail48, and ordered the Veritas jig. I got it from Woodcraft; $54 after a 10% "new customer" coupon.

I haven't tried it yet, but it looks to be a lot better than the ones I've been using. The angle setting attachment is a lot easier than holding the jig, chisel & protractor all together, adjusted & tightened at the proper angle.

I'll probably Ebay my old guides if this works as I expect it to.

You will love it and your tools will too. you can re-set the angle for a quick touch up. Read the manual thoroughly.

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You can get excellent results just by using japanese stone however it's a little bit time consuming.

Firstly I sharpen the blade on a bench grinder, than on a japanese water stone and last I polish them with polishing paste on bench grinder.
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