Affording good sharpening stones
  Re: Affording good sharpening stones by Robin Dobbie (How do you do it? I ...)
Haw, hahhh! I thought Carter wore a bath/bed robe to keep his t-shirts clean. 

During the intermission I checked his web page. His sharpening systems were pricey, funky looking; and his reasonably priced knives were scratching $1k. The business aspect of fever pitch human machine takes away from creative quality. Sort of a bean counter mentality.

I do like his method for sharpening kitchen knives, however. I am pushing spousal tolerance by general sharpening there without the dented stainless sink, plugged pea-trap and sewer lines, and gritty counter top. Planes and chisels on the kitchen table are problematic at dinner time.

But then, as a child, I watched my dad build life size dinosaur legs in the kitchen-living room. A woodworking apprenticeship of sorts. After all farm animals kept their people warm at night a thousand years ago.
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