“…a dull blade is a good thing because it means two things. 1. You are working the wood and not just fondling the forgings. 2. You get to sharpen it, which makes you a better sharpener.”
This from The Schwarz’s latest blog entry (though “latest” is probably already superseded by Mr. Blog-prolific).
I know this is a bit lazy on my part — simply pointing to another’s post. But when someone writes something that I think belongs in a sharpening blog, I want to share it with the wider sharpening audience that may not have seen the original. Chris’s blog entries are always interesting and entertaining (and he generates a lot of them!) I use Google Reader to keep up with all three of his, and a few others. Use the above link to read his entire post and stay tuned — he’s certain to have another interesting tidbit posted before lunch.