and there will be lots more to come. i like the idea of using a belt to sharpen knives. i own and use, a lot, the EDGEPRO system. but using a belt system is a lot faster. so.............strictly from a totally newbie perspective, am i trying to pee up a rope or down a rope? i have heard that to use a belt system effectively takes tons and tons of practice. as opposed to using a stone/jig method. since i am recovering from back surgery and will be playing w/myself (i mean w/a knife of course) till jan, i will have the time. i am bound and determined to learn to make a knife from start to finish b4 i retire in 2 years. knowing me thats probably not enought time. anyway.....any opinions on sharpening using the belt system are appreiated. thanks.