I spent a good part of the afternoon tuning up my tools. Bringing cutting edges back to a premium edge.this is something I do about 3 times a year. Worked on both my carving knives and and palm chisels. Because I have learned to strop on a regular bases there was only a few tool that had some micro chips in the blade an had to be reworked. If your new to carving I would encourage you to learn to use you strops every time you are done using it or before you use it again. By doing this I always have a sharp tool. It is not a lot of work to brig an edge back if it dose dulls and it minimizes micro chips that can lead to unwanted marks and bigger chips.
Edited by CV3, 21 August 2015 - 10:39 PM.