My friend Joel, at Tools for Working Wood, writes a great blog entry or two every week. When one of them is about sharpening, I take full and slothful advantage of his valuable input and link to it from here. This is a sharpening blog, after all, and I’m not above a bit of well-intentioned intellectual piracy. So his recent post (and great title) is In The Belly of The Bevel – Or How To Ineffectively Sharpen Anything. I agree with him completely (I almost always do — he’s really smart). It’s good advice; worthy of your consideration. He promises his next entry will be about strops. I’ll cadge that one, too.
Thanks, Joel! Arrr!