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Firstly, impregnate the leather with a light machine oil, use approx. 2/3 of the tube for the T-8 and half the tube for the T-4. It will soften the leather and cause the honing compound to penetrate.
Apply a thin string of the compound before starting the machine. Rotate the wheel by hand.
Start the machine and distribute the compound by pressing a tool gently against the wheel. Let the compound penetrate the leather.
Always hone away from the edge!
If you hone towards the edge, it cutsinto the wheel!