I’ve recently moved from using a honing guide to freehand sharpening. I wish I’d made the move sooner! It’s much faster and less fussy.
One thing I struggle with is keeping narrower chisels square. It’s much harder to feel if they are sitting flat on the stone and after a few strokes I often find I’ve favoured one side and the edge is now tapered. Does anyone have any hints for things they’ve tried? Or is it really just practice?
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