If your HT is done correctly then the blade will be too hard to file afterwards.Another question, how should i put the edge on the blade when i lack a belt grinder? after heat treat that is.
this will take a long time to do right?If your HT is done correctly then the blade will be too hard to file afterwards.
You will have to go to abrasives, either stones or paper. If you use paper you want to use something hard to back it so you can maintain nice flats.
Probably, depending on the specifics. Ideally you want to take the edge as thin as you can get away with before HT to avoid extra work afterwards, but when first starting you have to leave it a little thick and experiment, once you have a HT routine that works for you, you can experiment and find out just how thin you are comfortable going.this will take a long time to do right?