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Micro-chipping on the edge - Causes and Remedies? 3 months 2 days ago #17920

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Micro-chipping on the edge - Causes and Remedies? 1 month 3 weeks ago #18298

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Maybe a month late, but have you taken notice of your grip on the stones? I'd think maybe a grip higher on the stones might lead to more pressure towards the apex and might contribute to chipping. I've found that my thumbs in the second indentation from the top has yielded the best edges and most consistency. Just my 2 cents. And of course, pressure seems to always be the key when sharpening.
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Micro-chipping on the edge - Causes and Remedies? 1 month 3 weeks ago #18325

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uofaengr wrote:
Maybe a month late, but have you taken notice of your grip on the stones? I'd think maybe a grip higher on the stones might lead to more pressure towards the apex and might contribute to chipping. I've found that my thumbs in the second indentation from the top has yielded the best edges and most consistency. Just my 2 cents. And of course, pressure seems to always be the key when sharpening.
To be honest, I think you're on to something here. I have been tending to hold the stones quite high up and exerting pressure at the very top of the stone with my index finger (with the idea that I would take out any play between rod and stones). However, thinking about it now I can see your point, that this technique/grip might be putting to much pressure on the very apex. Your other point is also well made: use lighter pressure! :)

Thanks for the response.

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Re:Micro-chipping on the edge - Causes and Remedies? 1 month 3 weeks ago #18339

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flugzeit wrote:
uofaengr wrote:
Maybe a month late, but have you taken notice of your grip on the stones? I'd think maybe a grip higher on the stones might lead to more pressure towards the apex and might contribute to chipping. I've found that my thumbs in the second indentation from the top has yielded the best edges and most consistency. Just my 2 cents. And of course, pressure seems to always be the key when sharpening.
To be honest, I think you're on to something here. I have been tending to hold the stones quite high up and exerting pressure at the very top of the stone with my index finger (with the idea that I would take out any play between rod and stones). However, thinking about it now I can see your point, that this technique/grip might be putting to much pressure on the very apex. Your other point is also well made: use lighter pressure! :)

Thanks for the response.

-flugzeit

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