Bevel width inconsistency

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Byphy
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Re: Bevel width inconsistency

Post by Byphy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:04 pm

I just started practicing being able to sharpen with my off hand. Wish me luck haha

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Re: Bevel width inconsistency

Post by jbart65 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:25 am

Byphy wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:04 pm
I just started practicing being able to sharpen with my off hand. Wish me luck haha
I struggled early just using my dominant hand. Seemed odd using two different motions. I couldn’t judge my progress with both sides as easily.

Took me about six months to become comfortable. Now it seems very natural. I still have to make sure my angle height is the same. The one problem I do have occasionally is that one side is at a slightly different angle than the other. I’ve mostly eliminated the problem. Just takes practice and concentration.

Everybody has their own method, but I’m convinced that using both hands is optimal. What I suggest is getting a practice knife. I use a Tojiro ITK 240. I dull it on the edge of a stone and sharpen and thin repeatedly.
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Byphy
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Re: Bevel width inconsistency

Post by Byphy » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:43 am

jbart65 wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:25 am
Byphy wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:04 pm
I just started practicing being able to sharpen with my off hand. Wish me luck haha
I struggled early just using my dominant hand. Seemed odd using two different motions. I couldn’t judge my progress with both sides as easily.

Took me about six months to become comfortable. Now it seems very natural. I still have to make sure my angle height is the same. The one problem I do have occasionally is that one side is at a slightly different angle than the other. I’ve mostly eliminated the problem. Just takes practice and concentration.

Everybody has their own method, but I’m convinced that using both hands is optimal. What I suggest is getting a practice knife. I use a Tojiro ITK 240. I dull it on the edge of a stone and sharpen and thin repeatedly.
Yea I feel it’s optional too but would just like to be able to sharpen with different styles to see which one gets me the best, most consistent results at the end

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