One of the most important elements of sharpening is getting a flat back. Sharpening doctor Gary Rogowski shares tips and tricks for flattening in part one of our video series as Rogowski shows two struggling woodworkers, Aaron Petersen of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Marco Cecala of Phoenix, how to improve their results.

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Introduction
Part One: Flatten the back (now playing)
Part Two: Grind the bevel 
Part Three: Hone the edge 
Conclusion

Read the companion article from FWW #206