« Last post by staysharp on Yesterday at 09:22:35 pm »
I should have explained that my work involves carpentry, joinery, and furniture making. On site work the larger chisels to get used a lot and renovation work soon takes the edges of the plane especially on old doors.
Admittedly I would never again sharpen up all the blades at the same time. The exercise was just to see how much of the grindstone was used up and then roughly work out how long the grindstone wheel could last, what made me curious about this was a sales person when asked how long would a stone last the answer was well how long is a piece of string.
I do hope the grindstone will last longer then my prediction of two years yes there is a lot of variables in the working out also the type of woodwork I will get to do in the future.
I do have a dry grindstone to take the worse nicks out of the blades first.
Sharpening has come a long way on since I first started 40years ago when we only had a two sided Indian stone or carborundum stone with a small oil can as an apprentice having to make a wooden box to house them in, then the Japanese flat wetstones, on to the diamond ones that personally I can never get a razor sharp edge on, but I am sure this method with the Tomrek wet sharpening results in the finest edge of all.