>> Woodcraft has 15% off on Shapton stones, at least the ones that Shapton
>> recommends for woodworking tools (1000, 5000, and 8000 grits). I've
>> using scary-sharp but not getting that ,,,,(snipped)
James "Cubby" Culbertson wrote:
>I've not used these stones before but they have a good reputation. >One
>think I always do when I want that final super sharp blade is a
>quick run over a leather strop charged up with green oxide (Lee Valley
>it). That gives me a mirror finish!
I am curious about this. Fine polishing pastes on a leather strop will
polish the blade, no doubt. But would not the softness of the leather
actually cause the blade edge to ever-so-slightly bed down into the
leather from your hand pressure and cause the edge to round up some?
Seems like it would leave the edge *less* sharp, but highly polished so
it would still cut well. I just can't see how this would *not* happen. I
guess the only real way to find out is to pre, and post examine the edge
under a microscope to see what actually happens. Anyone out there do