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Troubleshooting Chisel Sharpening Mistakes


Continue honing to flat surface

Honing marks don't reach the center of the bevel.

Wheel grinders leave a shallow concave, called a hollow ground, so grinding marks in the center are the last ones removed by a flat stone. Continue honing until you have a uniform surface, which signals a flat bevel.

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