...has anybody used the Pinnacle Honing Guide from Woodcraft?
I seem to like the Scary Sharp method as it seems to be the easiest.
I have doubts as to whether or not it is the cheapest system in the
long run. I probably should invest in a grinder but, for some reason,
other purchases seem to be more relevant (or is it just impulsive?).
As for the paper clogging up quickly, I had trouble with that in the
beginning. I was being too conservative with the amount of paper I
would use and I would press too hard and take off too much metal,
especially with the finer grits. The paper would get clooged quickly
and frustration levels increased. I don't know if this is the right
thing to do or not but I squirt a little 3-in-1 or, sometimes, some
mineral spirts on the wet-dry paper and the whole process seems to
work both better and faster. I makes sense to me because, if I think
of it, we would use mineral spirits with the wet-dry paper when we
would get our rust bucket cars ready to paint....
Anyway, I am interested if anybody has used or seen the honing guide.
I currently use the Veritas I with somewhat mixed results. I have the
funny feeling it is because of the single pressure point and my stupid
heavy hand. Whatever I am sharpening always seems to get out of whack
eventually. The Pinnacle say there is no way you can do this but I am
sure if anybody can, I can!