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Setting a new angle

Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:58 am

If I want to try sharpening at a lower angle should I start with my 500 grit to reset the bevel and continue through my normal progression?

Re: Setting a new angle

Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:56 am

Sure. Take it slow and easy on the lower grit stones. Check your work often. Might take awhile with a 500. Probably a good thing. Just takes a bit more time.

Re: Setting a new angle

Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:17 am

Go with a coarser grit, longer you take more likely your bevel will turn out uneven or convexed imho.

Re: Setting a new angle

Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:27 pm

What would be a good stone to attempt this? The lowest grit I have is a 500 bester

Re: Setting a new angle

Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:08 pm

What knife are you working on?

Re: Setting a new angle

Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:55 pm

First knife I'm doing is a Mac Pro. After that will be kono hh

Re: Setting a new angle

Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:16 pm

If the blade is thin enough behind the edge it shouldn't take that much time. A 800 will probably do as well. But I would proceed by small steps, let's say 1 degree per sharpening session. So you may evaluate how the new profile works out. With more radical changes there is the very real risk of overdoing which has to be corrected again, with all the material loss involved.
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