Microbevel on a chisel is no good for bevel down work
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  Re: Microbevel on a chisel is no good for bevel down work by Handplanesandmore (that is according to...)
What Derek shows in his pictures is what I was trying to say. (Frank Klausz on the other hand prefers free hand sharpening. His chisels are hollow ground and then the edge is found by resting the chisel on the back part of the angle and the cutting edge and sharpening it by hand. He still has a small secondary bevel and so does the top of the secondary bevel and his sharpening would be the type of sharpening this post is about in the first place.)

But the fact remains, the more you sharpen the chisel the larger the bevel angle gets. And the larger the bevel gets the more material needs to be removed to sharpen it. and the more the material that is removed  to sharpen the larger the bevel grows. And When sharpening Derek's way the more one is dealing with a cord of a circle and so on and so on.

There are 5 pages of  information and in the end one should just sharpen the best he or she can and get on with their life and stop worrying about it.
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#54
  Re: Microbevel on a chisel is no good for bevel down work by Handplanesandmore (that is according to...)
Utilizing the hollow as a jig, i.e. honing on the grind, makes perfect sense.  Sometimes tipping up and honing only the tip does as well.  If you do the latter, you can drop back and hone on the grind a little to keep the angle at the tip from growing and also knock down unwanted facets that might have crept in. Other times you might want something rounded back behind the tip. It all depends.
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