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tuning edges from tail to tip

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Hi guys, 

 

I just wonder why it's necessary to tune the edges from tip to tail. I know the base has a certain structure and therefore brushing before and after waxing must be from tip to tail, but the metal of the edge doesn't have any special structure i guess, or am i wrong? 

 

So my question, does it actually make any difference if you do the edge from tip to tail or from tail to tip?

 

Thanks, 

 

Greg

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Originally Posted by gregorysuy View Post

Hi guys, 

 

I just wonder why it's necessary to tune the edges from tip to tail. I know the base has a certain structure and therefore brushing before and after waxing must be from tip to tail, but the metal of the edge doesn't have any special structure i guess, or am i wrong? 

 

So my question, does it actually make any difference if you do the edge from tip to tail or from tail to tip?

 

Thanks, 

 

Greg

  It is TOTALLY ok to work from either direction...hope this helpssmile.gif

post #3 of 5

If you look at any of the online videos of people sharpening edges, except for when using a file, they are usually using a back and forth motion.  You don't do this with a file because they typically only work in one direction.

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Originally Posted by L&AirC View Post

If you look at any of the online videos of people sharpening edges, except for when using a file, they are usually using a back and forth motion.  You don't do this with a file because they typically only work in one direction.

  Yep...with diamond stones (use a water based lubricant such as svst's secret sauce or just water...not oil based!) you would use back and forth motions, short laps for the first pass or two, increasingly longer laps until you finish with 3 or 4 full length passes tip to tail, tail to tip, for each of the 4 side edges.

 

 As far as filing itself is concerned, they are only one direction, but every tech I personally know or have read about (as well as myself) uses a lapping technique with the files as well; short laps working your way up to full length passes (this ensures an accurate, smooth, and sharp edge).  But again, you may start filing from the tail (unless your ambidextrous biggrin.gif), there's no harm to be done, performance wisesmile.gif

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