Temp setup

Aftermath of trying out some freehand 25° bevel honing on some Neiko Chisels. I’m using Shapton Kuromaku stones at #320, #1000, #5000, #8000, #12000. Stones are flattened with a DMT Dia-Sharp Coarse and I use HoneRite Gold on the #8000 and #12000 stones to reduce oxidation.

I returned my Narex Classic Bevel-Edge Chisels to Lee Valley due to unusually poor edge retention. They accepted the return 3 months out of the return period and after a reasonable amount of use. Very classy.

So for now, all I have are these very cheap Irwin Marples OEM/rip-offs to play with. And play with them I shall…