I have discovered a trick to mask mistakes made during sharpening Hamaguriba edges on single bevel knives.
I sometimes find that i haven't blended all the bevels together properly and end up with really gross facets and shiny spots all over the Jigane when making the jump to natural stones. I then either have to go back to coarse stones and re establish a properly blended surface OR i can fake it. If you make a small finger stone out of Uchigumori and polish the Jigane with some Uchigumori slurry, all of your mistakes disappear! The stone slides right over any high or low spots and polishes them evenly and giving great contrast as well.
Anyone else have any sharpening hacks?