|Academy Saw Works|
|Microbevels front and back.|
|Use a jig.|
|Copyright (c) 2002-15, Brent Beach|
The edge was durable, but did not remain smooth.
As with all my other tests, I honed three front and back bevels using 15, 5, and 0.5 micron 3M abrasive paper.
|The front bevel, 200 X magnification, after the 0.5 micron paper. The deep looking scratches on the 0.5 microbevel are a result not of honing, but of how I cleaned the blade before taking the picture: I rubbed it off only my palm. I guess I was getting little bits of grit on my palm from sharpening and those bits of grit were scratching up the 0.5 micron bevel. After many tests I finally figured this out. Tests after April 21, 2002, do not have these extra little scratches in the 0.5 micron bevel.|
The front bevel, 200 X magnification, after 100 passes along 4 foot douglas-fir board. The wear bevel is about 3 pixels wide, but is irregular.
Notice that the 0.5 micron bevel is getting more scratched as I continue to clean the blade on my palm before taking the picture.
|The front bevel, 200 X magnification, after 200 passes. The wear bevel is about 5 pixels wide, but irregular.|