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    Could be a ten minute or less video to get his point across........
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    Could be a ten minute or less video to get his point across........
    Why get 10 minutes of ad revenue when you can ramble and get 45 minutes of ad revenue.

    In my not so humble opinion:
    The micromesh films do work if you are just refreshing an already bevel set and sharp blade. What they do not mention in the video is that after multiple refreshes, the secondary bevels become so large that you have to regrind the bevel on the chisel or tear up the film. So you still need stones for a bevel reset. The argument then becomes that if I've already bought stones for bevel resets, why should add a film mesh system? Also, the final lapping mesh is just removing material to smooth it out. A black arkie as a final step removes material and burnishes the edge so that the edge lasts longer.
    For someone that only occasionally needs a sharp edge, the mesh system will work, but if use a blade more than once a month then get stones.
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    So, How thick is a glue line?

    Film, something many of us are familiar with works well for polishing an edge, but really how sharp, flat and precise does a tool edge need to be? That is something you need to decide. Certainly not for all shop use on all edge tools.

    There are quicker, easier options that can produce equal or better results, stropping on paste is one.

    There may be applications where that level of precision honing is needed, but for most, it is a matter of mine is sharper than yours. And I get that.

    As long as you are having fun, Ben certainly does seem to be having fun.
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    The sharper the blade is, the less muscle power you have to expend. For a 5 minute job like a door jamb, 8k is probably high enough. For a thousand cuts into a hardwood, you want the blade to be as sharp as possible so that you don't tire out or make splintered cuts.
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    Well said cris. Sharp for me is a mindset as well as function, when you can cross cut grain and leave a smooth finish on softwood, that is something euphoric to me, I also make my living with these tools.

    Did a little fettling today and regrinds on my daily drivers:

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    John,
    Now I see why you did so well with the grinding at Burkburnett.
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    I'm pretty good with the chisels n'at,

    Tried to plane flat some little concave pieces of wood, it's a lot harder than I imagined, definitely needs practice
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    I'm a time served Carpenter Joiner, that's how I learned how to hone on chisels plane irons, razors were a natural progression for me, back when a started my apprenticeship we also set our own saws with a setting tool and sharpened them, I still have my 1200 Norton Indian oil stone.

    This is what you call a sharp plane.

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    I like that but never did get a good answer to what kind of wood they were using.
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    Each competitor can bring the wood of choice or rent a log at the competition. Cedar is often used for its clear grain structure, strength and producing consistent thin shavings.

    The shaving must remain intact in order to be judged. It is probably the wood in the video and I believed was used in the record, 3 microns.
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