Honing the back
If you often sharpen the drawknife, you do not normally need to hone the back, or only with the 6000 grit stone.
Sharpening the bevel
- Hold the drawknife securely in your hand or fix it with a clamp
- Move the DMT folding sharpener over the bevel from the front or from the back (less risk of injury)
- Moving the folding sharpener or stone slightly diagonally increases the contact area (no tilting)
- Move the combination stone over the entire surface, first with the 1000 grit side and then with the 6000 grit side, until all scratches are removed
- Finally, you can hone off the burr that has formed on the back while you were sharpening the bevel