Hi guys. I'm looking for advice or suggestions. I have about 6 new knives that i need to sharpen. I think some of them I left thicker than i needed. I try to use the "thick as a dime" rule but sometimes it's thicker than that (my eyes aren't the best). After heat treat I take it down a bit more but I don't like working with it when it's too sharp. (sanding the handle etc.) Anyway, when it comes to sharpening the new blade, it takes forever to do. I always use lansky/dmt combination to sharpen the knives but from this state it takes days. My fingers cramp up it takes so long. I've been trying to set an initial edge using my 1x30 and it's helped somewhat but, i end up with a fairly beef convex edge. Am I just leaving too much after the heat treat? Is there a simpler/faster way to set the initial geometry of the edge? My fingers and my diamond stones will appreciate any help you have.