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Pachowder

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Hi guys and gals. Looking for some stones to start my journey sharpening my knives. I have sharpened plane blades before so not a complete newbie. I am thinking of going chosera 1k and 5k. Will that be nough or do I need a gap filler there? Or a 10k?
 

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I make that jump often, u spend slightly more time getting out the scratches than if u have a 3k, but not enough to make it an issue.
 

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I make that jump often, u spend slightly more time getting out the scratches than if u have a 3k, but not enough to make it an issue.
Everything you need to know is in that sentence.

It's like...a Sharpening Haiku.
:aikido:
 

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I just have a 1200 and a 5000 and am perfectly happy with nothing inbetween, though I have not tried a middle stone
 

Pachowder

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Everything you need to know is in that sentence.

It's like...a Sharpening Haiku.
:aikido:
Ha. That's exactly what I figured. But isn't there too many words in that sentence to qualify as a haiku? :D
 

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+1

I haven't used my 10K in about 6 month, but my 400 is used often..

Lars
 

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Replace the 10K with a coarse bevel-setter, and that will take care of pretty much everything.
+1, I just added a 500 grit stone and it makes a huge difference, I am loving it.
 

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+1 for the coarse stone. 5k leaves plenty of sharpness, especially if you strop afterwards on newspaper a few times.
 

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another vote for the course stone. the only time I use my 10k stone anymore is when I am playing.
 
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