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    Edge Improvement

    What's the "one thing" that you guys learned that really brought your sharpening technique to a whole new level?

    The one thing, where in you can say, because of "this certain thing I learned" my edge improved drastically and now I can make super sharp edges that lasts for a long time....

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    That's easy...proper burr and/or wire edge edge removal.

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    I personally found clear improvements by learning to use a slower and lighter touch as it seemed to stop much of the wobble in my beginers techneque.

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    2 things, actually, time and experience!
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    Forgot to put this on my post... "aside from experience"... haha!

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    The concept of stropping was the most noticeable change in my sharpening. Cutting sharp to shaving sharp in 10 minutes on cardboard.

    But the things most often in the back of my mind, though, are Carter's "1% tools" attitude(keeps me from blaming problems on my setup), and a video where Dave checked to see if he was hitting the edge by putting his nail under the edge and popping it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aphex View Post
    I personally found clear improvements by learning to use a slower and lighter touch as it seemed to stop much of the wobble in my beginers techneque.
    +1

    What do you mean by "popping it?" I'm having a hard time imagining what that means.

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    Magic marker...

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    microbevel

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    Slowing Down & looking at what I'm doing

    Burr & wire edge removal

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