Arts & Mysteries: Whetstone Sharpening

Part 1: No flat back.

By Adam Cherubini
Pages: 24-25

From the October 2011 issue #192
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I’ve tried most sharpening systems. I started with sandpaper and glass because it was cost-effective. It’s still tough to beat. You don’t have to worry about maintenance. If the paper rips or clogs, you throw it away. The surface you are working on is always flat. But at finer grits, the paper tears easily. I switched to Mylar-backed abrasives, and later the adhesive-backed films. These helped, but I was still unsatisfied.

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From the October 2011 issue #192
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