Thank you both. I will do all you suggest tomorrow and give it a test. I did sharpen so it would slice paper, but I’ll re-sharpen tomorrow. I didn’t use Paul’s method. I have a Veritas sharpening device that gives me a 25 degree angle on the iron. I sharpen with three levels of diamond stone finishing at 1000 grit. Then go to 1000 wet and dry and finish with 1200 wet and dry paper. Last is the polishing using green compound on a board. That puts the polish on the angle. I want to try Paul’s free hand method, but want to get things working properly before I start experimenting with new techniques.
Again, thanks for your procedures and recommendations.