Folks, I have been using a grinder and white aluminum oxide stone to
hollow grind my chisels, then taking them to a couple of Japanese
waterstones to finish honing them. I have been removing the hollow
grind when using the waterstones, but it is an awful lot of work and I
am wondering if I need to. What is your opinion? Should I just grind
them to the approximate shape (until I get a good burr on the back
edge), then just hone them slightly on the rougher of the two
waterstones, then changing the angle a bit and giving them a microbevel
on the finer of the two Japanese stones? Thanks so much in advance for
your help, Richard
You don't need to grind the hollow off the bevel. Just get a flat
surface (approx. 3/32") (guys?) along the cutting edge. That surface
should have a mirror image along the back side of the bevel, leaving
the hollow in between.
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