Here’s a short post that might help you out, but is really just to make myself look more awesome. Because I am you know, just ask anyone. Unless your name is Mike. For some reason, all my life anyone named Mike just couldn’t appreciate my magnificence. Or they did in the beginning, but something happened that dissuaded them from the true and righteous path that I follow.
A tool. No, I don’t mean the Mikes of the world, but a bonsai tool.
Then, after all the grinding and smoothing, I will turn to a diamond card to sharpen it.
Let me get to work. First is grinding it so that the tips are even.
That was the easy part. Now I have to fix the geometry. Firstly, the cutting edges should be parallel. Secondly, one cutting edge should overlap the other. No, really, they shouldn’t meet but one slides over the other. If they didn’t, the first time you used it, and the edges met, they’d blunt themselves.
The edges look good but the angles they were originally ground at no longer meet because I’ve removed material.
It’s not perfect but it’ll do. Please don’t take the brand the tool is as an example of a tool that may break like this. In fact, any tool with a hard enough cutting edge that is also sharpenable is also inherently brittle. It’s just the way metal works.