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    Judge my sharpening!

    http://m.imgur.com/YIvP9qQ,BiglBhN,CVyV0BB

    First time sharpening my knife on a KDS 1000/6000. Is the scratch pattern a little off? And did I do a decent job?

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    Senior Member foody518's Avatar
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    Hard to see what's going on at your small edge bevel, but for the wide bevel, would suggest getting a coarse stone (320-500 grit, maybe 220 grit) to even out the high and low spots, get it more uniform

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    only thing that really matters is, how does it cut?
    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    The large bevel as far as I know mostly comes slightly hollow with high and low spots because it's normally ground on a round stone, it's takes some elbow grease to even out on the stones, but once it's flattened out you'll know and will be happy with it, your kds should leave a cool and somewhat uniform finish when you get to that point

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    Difficult to judge but a #6000 grit should give you a close to mirror finish.
    Scratch patterns are often more parallel to the edge.
    Just a guess

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    Awesome! Thanks guys, i'm still working out kinks in my technique, getting a bit of wobble when i sharpen with the knife at a 45 like Jon's video, whereas the opposite side its pretty stable and consistent.

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    It is a little counter intuitive pushing the blade up the stone at a 45 esp. when the spine is away from you. With more practice you will nail it with out wobble.

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    Ah, i was doing jon's method, that 45 degree method is hard to do without too much wobble, any tips on that part?

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    Make sure your push pull between your angle control hand and your pressure hand are synced up well. For me that's the easiest part to hold good angle control, and I struggled with the backside

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    For the large bevel, staying 100% parallel to the edge would make your scratch pattern easier to control and then more constant and better looking.
    For the small edge bevel, something like 5-10° is ok and will be more forgiving in case of your stone being not totally flat. (it's not totally flat ;-) )

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