There are many things to thank our ancestors for but one of the most useful may be the implementation of tools for sharpening. Their work made sharp points on arrowheads possible and added balance and heft to swords using a simple sharpening stone. With consistent use, these individuals honed their techniques over time. But without consistent use, those skills diminish and the talent of the worker learning the skill is not always transferable. Apprentices learned the craft with some measure of competency, but unfortunately not all exceeded the talents of the master they learned from. The Labor of Craft As in many trades, the work is often only as good as the crafts person doing it. As the need for the work progressed so did the need to produce work that is repeatable and consistent no matter who was doing…