Smile grinding

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Here is a small animation I made to show how I approach grinding a blade with a smile. The blank here isn't the best example, but the motion path is pretty accurate for what I try to do. Smilegif.gif

I use kind of a rolling motion from heel to toe. I may not start exactly at either end, but as I'm rocking it I keep an eye to make sure I'm covering the whole length. I also check the blank often to make sure I'm not hitting one spot too heavy, or too lightly as I go.