I just discovered, at least for me, a very minor improvement to the Scary
Sharp method of sharpening iron. I've been using sandpaper to sharpen
cutting edges for about 25 years, although not to 2,000 grit and not using
plate glass. In just the last year I started using a piece of glass.
Anyway, at work the other day I was looking for something from the supply
cabinet and I ran across a new office gadget. It's sorta like a tape
dispenser, but it dispenses a 1/4" wide strip of glue like the glue on
Post-It notes. I immediately thought of using it on the sandpaper rather
than spray adhesive which I always seem to get on me while spraying the
sandpaper. I bought one at Office Max and I just tried it and it works
great. Run a little strip in the corner of the sandpaper and a short X in
the middle and it sticks nicely to the glass. Just like Post-It notes the
sandpaper is easily removable and can be restuck to the glass if needed.
It's less messy than spray adhesive in my opinion.