If the blade is stroked against the stone at different angle, the sharpening process will fail.
But it is difficult to learn to make the strokes consisten and correct t without some guide.
This instructable shows how to easily make that sharpening stroke consistent and the sharpening process successful.
The device made in this demo will help the sharpener keep the angle consistent.
Step 1: Materials
Two scrap pieces of wood, each about 6 " X 6" X 1"
The two pieces must have the same width and thickness , but may be different lengths.
Plywood is good because it resists splitting
1 Double Sided honing/shrapening/whet stone at least 6" long by 2 " wide ( cost about $12)
3 2 " screws
Square with Measure
Google or calculator
Drill Driver for making pilot holes and drilling screws
Small saw for cutting grove in wood
Step 2: Clamp and Screw the Wood Pieces into an "L"
The board that is the vertical part of the "L" should touch the table surface
When the piece is standing, the screws will be seen from the back.
The screws will be running paralell to the surface of the table, not vertically.
Use Corner Clamps as shown
There is an instructable on corner clamps by me.
Position pieces and clamp together
Drill pilot holes
Screw the pieces together