On Wed, 23 Jun 2004 11:18:59 -0400, "RickS" <rick --dot-- s --at--
comcast.net> wrote:>Do shine and edge not go together, regardless the technique?
No. Shine and edge sharpness are not related. Once I used Scary Sharp
to re-establish the edge of my plane irons. When I got up to 600 grit
I noticed the edge was taking on a nice polish. Then, when I went over
to my waterstones to hone I noticed the edge on the 4000 grit stone
wasn't nearly as shiny as the 600 grit sandpaper but, the 4000 grit
stone was much more sharp.
I surmised that the slurry of tiny metal particles and the quick
dulling of the aluminum oxide sandpaper contributed to the polishing
effect of Scary Sharp. FWIW, once I'm done honing on my 8000 grit
stone the edge looks like chrome and can shave off the fine hairs on
my knuckles. My chisels and plane irons are so sharp I've often cut or
knicked myself while hoing without even knowing!