I didn't defend the species, I defended Lester's decision to use it. I kind of feel bad I poop all over it constantly and people feel like they have to justify its use in their pieces. Ignore me, yo...it's your piece. Build it out of whatever you want. It's going in your house, after all, and I'll never have to see it. Thank God.
None taken. There is no "right" system in sharpening. It must be what works best for you, not for me. That was the reason ai posted - just to provide a contrast for those searching.
Regards from Perth