You know those giant water wheels that folks like Murray Carter use? You know how they are extremely expensive to ship from Japan?
Well, how come nobody uses carborundum stones like Steeley is always posting about. I mean, I see these guys in a factory making THOUSANDS of giant wheels, and I can't help but think how amazing it would be to buy one that someone thinks is a burdensome antique, mount it, dress it, and use it to grind in some bevels.
I mean, why not? I assume there is a reason, because there are countless knifemakers here in the US using everything else--from water-cooled grinders to radiused platens--and if there were a more bucolic, jingoistic approach I'm sure someone would favor it.