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Hi Joseph,

Yes, it is very much a case of trying to keep work as streamlined as possible while trying to avoid over complicating processes. I think we all eventually find our own method of reaching the same/similar end goals as it truly basically boils down to personal preferences.

Have you tried going from extra fine diamond plate to an approximate grit of 4k prior to stropping? I honestly think hitting stones beyond 4k is wasted effort as the resulting finesse is lost with the first swipe of the plane or chisel, although IMHO stropped edges tend to hold better than their whetted equivalents.