So I stole my mom's Old Hickory chef's knife that was worn in the middle from years of sharpening. I decided to see if I can fix the profile and thin it out a little.
Mistake #1 - Decided to use a stone instead a belt sander. Because technology is cheating... Now 3 hours of my life gone. Still not done.
Mistake #2 - Fingers too close to the stone. Middle fingers now free of incriminating fingerprints.
Mistake #3 - Not maintaining the stone for flatness half way through. Now stones double as cereal bowl.
My angles are still cool though.
Any lessons you guys care to pass on?