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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Kaneohe HI.

    Sharpenig a bedan

    How would you sharpen a Bedan tool on a grinder? The bevel only and the two sides, or just the bevel.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    You only sharpen the bevel side, so the bevel goes against the grinder. It is not the easiest tool to sharpen, but, thankfully, you don't have to sharpen it often, as once it is off the grinder, you use a hone, I like the #600 diamond hone I have for doing this. Then all that is needed is honing from time to time and unless you drop it or something it does not need to see the grinder again for a LONG time.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Outside the beltway
    If you have the money for a TorMac they have a jig and a honning wheel. It is nice.
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
    ::: Andrew Wyeth :::

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Stu hit the nail on the head. It doesn't have to be sharpened often and just the bevel side. I also use a 600 grit diamond hone in between.
    Bernie W.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Hardinsburg, KY
    Is the 600 grit diamond hone what most places call "coarse"?
    Working flat so I can play round,
    Doug Miller

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    Prerequisite For
    Gods Forgiveness

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