I’m trying to keep things simple. Wood working has hotly debated topics much like all other hobbies (have an idea for a future blog I’m really looking forward to writing that addresses this topic in deail). After using the tools for 6 months, I felt that I needed to sharpen the blades. There are a million options on how to sharpen woodworking tools. Some of these are quite complex. With my other hobbies, I dislike complex. I wanted to keep it simples. Well, this is where I really like Paul Sellers. He has been woodworking for 50 years as a profession. In his videos and in his book, he basically has tried all of the systems. He settled on diamond stones and created a simple gig to hold them which I copied. I used birtic balch plywood and double sided tape then little wood strips I nailed in. I set the offsets of the strips of wood so that I have predefined distances I can use to set my sharpening gig to so I can get either 25 or 30 C grind angles. I eventually want to get away from using any The strope was just as easy to make. What I really like about Paul Sellers in general is that he has done this for 50 years as a full time job and can attest to what is practical and quick. I trust him. Others may want to sharpen a different way and that is fine by me. I’ve made a decision on the topic, spent the money, and built the sharpening station so I no longer need to think about it. It felt nice to build this. The first sharpening went well.